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Bryan Singer, who is responsible for directing the incredibly complicated-sounding "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (and, at least according to him, that film's follow-up, 2016's "X-Men: Apocalypse"), found himself in an unlikely position when Britain's Empire Magazine decided to dedicate 25 different covers to the upcoming mutant-sequel: He is the first filmmaker to ever pose for an Empire cover.

Inside the magazine, he was a little bit more forthcoming about the movie and how it fits into the potential overarching "X"-mythology, and was joined by "X-Men: Days of Future Past" writer Simon Kinberg, who recently signed on to oversee all things "X" for Fox (via Coming Soon).

For those super-nerds out there, you might be wondering how, in the trailer, it shows the always berserk Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) with his adamantium claws, after said adamantium was removed in last summer's oddly under-seen "The Wolverine," well, Singer has an answer for you (sort of): Singer says that Magneto could "reconstitute the adamantium claws... Wolverine has a different relationship with Magneto, and perhaps Magneto could forge them."

One of the biggest questions for us at least was why Rogue got her own cover to the magazine, after it was announced she had been removed from the movie. "It was only one real sequence in the movie," Kinberg told the magazine. While Singer added: "It does not mean that we don't see her in the film." Soooo she's in there... Somewhere... Possibly as part of a mutant-style game of "Where's Waldo."

And, of course, the pair were asked about the upcoming "X-Men: Apocalypse." Singer said that the movie will be "more of a 'First Class' sequel" (yay!) and that "it takes place some time after this movie." He also said that one of the things that drew him to this new story was "the notion of ancient mutants... Did one survive?" That's a pretty intriguing place to start an "X-Men" movie, we will admit.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" opens on May 23, 2014.
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