After years of speculation, director Tim Burton has finally confirmed that he is the man behind the “X-men” movie series.
“I have had a great time working on ‘X Men’ over the last few years and I am incredibly grateful to all the fans, actors, writers and directors who have embraced me over the years,” Burton told EW.
“They have been a part of my life, and I will always be grateful for that.”
In the new interview with EW, Burton revealed that the X-Men films have been inspired by the comic books, but he had to make sure they weren’t inspired by a superhero movie.
“When we came to the realization that they were going to be superheroes, we had to figure out what we were going be, and we were not looking for a superhero,” Burts told EW, adding that the team of X-men is actually the first line of defense against Magneto.
“So we had that foundation.
It was the first thing we were really given.”
The director has also confirmed that the movie is a superhero origin story, which is what fans have been asking for.
“We knew that this is the direction that it was going to take.
But it wasn’t about being a superhero film,” Burson told EW on the new film’s first day of shooting.
“It wasn’t like, ‘Oh, this is going to have to be a superhero story.’
It was always going to start out as a superhero.”
The first “XMen” movie, titled “Days of Future Past,” debuted in May 2016 and grossed $1.5 billion worldwide.
It featured Wolverine, Jean Grey, Cyclops, Storm, and a host of other new and returning characters.
Watch the trailer for “Days Of Future Past” below: