We've been eagerly anticipating the return of Bryan Singer to the "X-Men" franchise with the upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past". Apparently many feel the same way, as the film is tracking at an impressive $125 million for its opening weekend, on May 23rd.
This would make it the largest opening for any film within the "X-Men" series, dethroning the current winner with "X-Men: The Last Stand, which came in at $122.8 million in 2006. That film marked Brett Ratner's takeover of the franchise, after Singer directed the previous two films. "X3" was met with overall very negative results, so this upcoming installment is a form of redemption for Singer to make us proud once again with our beloved comic-book property.
An impressive cast of franchise returnees including Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Ellen Page, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence and several other familiar faces, will be back on the screen this round. The wonderful Peter Dinklage is a new addition, portraying Boliver Trask.
The cast alone warrants the projected numbers, not to mention comic-book films are at their all-time height at the moment. All promotional materials thus far have looked amazing. Don't let us down, Singer. Our hope is soaring high for this one.
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"X-Men: Days of Future Past" will hit AMC Theatres on May 23rd
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