‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Will Be Darker Than Previous Films, Says Bryan Singer

X-Men: Days of Future Past will be darker than the other films in the franchise, director Bryan Singer said Monday.

Singer held a Q&A on Twitter, and one fan asked what the overall tone and style of Days of Future Past would be.

“Although there is a great deal of humor, the overall tone is a bit darker than previous films, particularly because of the stakes,” he said.

Singer, who directed the first two X-Men films and returned for First Class, also said there were a lot of new characters in the film, including Bishop, Sunspot, Warpath, Blink, Quicksilver, and others. He also said he would have liked to use Gambit, Deadpool, “and a few others I’d rather not mention.”

X-Men: Days of Future Past will echo ’70s cinemas in its colors, style, and music, Singer said.

He also answered one of the biggest burning questions fans had when the film was announced: Will there be Sentinels?

“Yes,” Singer answered simply. Sentinels haven’t been featured in the previous films, with the exception of Wolverine cutting one’s head off in a Danger Room simulation in X-Men: The Last Stand, but they played a major role in the Days of Future Past storyline in the comics.

Singer also said that Days of Future Past will be the biggest film he’s ever made, and Hugh Jackman — who will be making his seventh appearance as Wolverine — said it is like two or three movies in one. Unfortunately for fans, it might also be his last appearance as the character.

“It may be the last,” Jackman said in September. “By the way, it didn’t hit me until three weeks before the end [of shooting X-Men: Days of Future Past], because we promoted The Wolverine and I came back on set with three weeks to go, and that’s when I went, ‘Well, who knows? Maybe there’s no more Wolverine. Maybe this is it. Who knows? Maybe.”

X-Men: Days of Future Past is scheduled to be released May 23, 2014.