THE NEWS BUNDLE: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Production Pushed Until April 2013

Since earlier this year, there has been a large focus on Jennifer Lawrence and two of her upcoming projects: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and X-Men: Days of Future Past. The actress torn between both sequels, reports surfaced that 20th Century Fox would be aiming for a January start which would only rush the production for Catching Fire in the process. But in the months since, Days of Future Past has hit at least one major snag while filming still continues strong for Catching Fire. Now, it seems one of the two studios have finally budged and finally makes more sense of the schedule at hand.

The Geek Files over at Coventry Telegraph (via CBM) reports that filming for X-Men: Days of Future Past has been pushed from a January 2013 start to an April date. The push allows not only for an extended filming of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire for Lawrence, but will also give Bryan Singer time to adjust the script for Days of Future Past into his vision before pre-production begins and as set begin construction.

Singer stepped into the director's chair of X-Men: Days of Future Past when Matthew Vaughn left in order to focus on Mark Millar's The Secret Service due to other Hollywood projects attempting to replicate the same formula. This will be the first time Singer has helmed an X-Men film since X2: X-Men United nearly a decade ago, while he's remained a large driving force behind the film as producer.

Plot details for X-Men: Days of Future Past are being kept under wraps for the time being, but speculation has been heavily surrounded around the film possibly setting the prequel universe as a separate time line while also seeing veterans from the original trilogy return as the comics suggest. Only James McAvoy, Michael Fassebender and Jennifer Lawrence are confirmed, but casting confirmations are certain to make it's way out as the sequel enters prep-work.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is scheduled to hit theaters on July 18th, 2014.