SAN DIEGO — X-Men from a Sentinel-controlled future and the mop-haired 1970s converge in "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Here in the real world, or the better version of it that exists at San Diego Comic-Con, a huge gang of mutant-loving actors — stretching back to 2000's "X-Men" through 2011's "X-Men: First Class" — surprised the crowd at Hall H.
They were rewarded for their visit with at least three different standing ovations.
The Fox panel was scheduled to include "The Wolverine" and next year's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." But "X-Men" stole the show. "I was here when 'The Avengers' [first] lined up," said moderator Geoff Boucher. "This is bigger."
Bryan Singer and three of the film's producers were joined by Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and newcomers Evan Peters (Quicksilver), Peter Dinklage (Bolivar Trask) and Omar Sy, who confirmed he's playing future-man Bishop.
The rowdy cast brought a playful, fun-loving and greatly appreciative vibe. McKellen noted that he felt "safe" in California "now that you've gotten rid of Proposition 8." The crowd roared in support. "I'm looking for a husband," said the elder Magneto, looking in the direction of his youthful counterpart. "Hello, Michael."
Amour was in the air, as Berry lamented the lack of love interests for Storm. Acknowledging that the Hall H crowd undoubtedly has a mastery of the character, she asked, "Is Storm asexual or something?" ("Forge!" fans yelled).
Stewart did point out one advantage Berry has over the rest of ...Read More →