4. X-Men: Days of Future Past (May 22 UK / May 23 US)
Fox Studios’ big superhero movie of the year brings Bryan Singer back to the helm of the X-Men franchise after audiences suffered through a string of shitty movies (looking at you, Brett Ratner, and the abomination you called X3: X-Men United…more like X3: Dear God, Just Put Me Out of My Misery).
Matthew Vaughn was able to salvage the series with the enjoyable X-Men: First Class, so fans everywhere are hopeful that Singer can recreate the magic using both his original cast and Vaughn’s retro ensemble in one of the most memorable storylines. This time around, Singer recruited both Vaughn and lady sci-fi/screenwriter extraordinaire Jane Goldman to come up with the story, and Simon Kinberg has a chance to redeem himself for seriously laying waste to the Dark Phoenix storyline. (Insert $.25 here to bypass the geek meltdown rant.)
This movie will have everything: time travel, Wolverine claws, Patrick Stewart/Ian McKellen chemistry, Fassbender smolder, and sentinels. Lots of sentinels. –GW