X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST may be one of the most expensive superhero movies ever made

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You have to admit, X-Men Days of Future Past is shaping up nicely. You’ve got Bryan Singer directing once again, and an ensemble cast of actors behind him. That’s a lot of talent, and combined with the production values for this film, means that it could be one of the most expensive films ever made by FOX.

According to the Calgary Herald (via THR), the film which is doing reshoots right now could soar past the budget of the previous X-Men movie. First Class cost FOX $160 million to make, and chances are that this film will go over the $200 million mark. That could make Days of Future Past the second most expensive film that FOX has ever produced, right behind James Cameron’s Avatar.

For further reference, The Wolverine cost $120 million to make, while X-Men: The Last Stand was a $210 million film. Then you’ve got films like the The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel, each one having a budget of $250 million. Spider-Man 3 is still the the most expensive film in that genre, having cost Sony $258 million and the career of Tobey Maguire.

So where is all that cash going then? Into the bank accounts of the cast and crew, thanks to all the big names involved in the shoot. Hopefully though, we’ll see more of that budget reflected in the actual film when it releases next year May 23.

Last Updated: November 21, 2013

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