Days of Future Past X-Men First Class Sequel. The Days of Future Past storyline from 1981’s Uncanny X-Men will be the basis for the X-Men: First Class sequel entitled X-Men: Days of Future Past. The sequel will be produced by Bryan Singer, written by Simon Kinberg, and directed by Matthew Vaughn.
That Days of Future Past storyline (from the comicbook):
The storyline alternates between present day, in which the X-Men fight Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline caused by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. In this future universe, Sentinels rule the United States, and mutants live in internment camps. The present-day X-Men are forewarned of the possible future by a future version of their teammate Kitty Pryde, whose mind traveled back in time and possessed her younger self to warn the X-Men.
In a recent interview, Bryan Singer spoke of a “plotline that features an alternate future and loads of dead fan-favorite characters” and that “we might even see some characters from the first X-Men film series show up.”
On X-Men: Days of Future Past, Singer said:
I can say it’s being written right now and it will start shooting in a few months. It’s going to be very ambitious. It’s called Days of Future Past and it deals with aspects of that comic but also some very new things. I just don’t want to give any of it away. Matthew Vaughn will be directing and I’m totally excited about it.
Singer went on to say:
I think there’s a strong desire to broaden out the universe. The X-Men universe on its own is every bit as big as the Marvel universe and I think it’s time to reach out and explore it and perhaps even bring some connectivity between the films, as Marvel’s done so well. You may see some of that, I don’t know. [Laughs]
Connectivity speculation from another source:
That ‘connectivity’ could be really interesting to see, especially as fans have tried to work out just how First Class fits into (or doesn’t fit into) the existing X-Men movie timeline. The alternate future angle of Days of Future Past could help bring those disparate narrative lines together, which is exactly what some have been hoping for.
Sounds cool. I read the original story years ago and liked it a lot. I even liked parts of the cartoon version that showed up on FOX in the 1990’s. Seeing Wolverine as an old man (his version of an old man anyway) was a sight.
X-Men: Days of Future Past currently stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, and Jason Flemyng. I’m guessing Hugh Jackman is not far away from committing to the film as well, though his scenes might have to be filmed last as he is currently shooting The Wolverine.
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