Exciting news from the mouth of Bryan Singer squealing fan’s ears!
The sequel to X-Men: First Class might not be hitting theater until July 2014, producer Bryan Singer has given something for fans to talk about in the mean time.
The film will be called X-Men: Days of Future Past. Fans will know instantly what this title means and are already jumping for joy. For those not in the know, Days of Future Past was a comic story arc in the ‘80s that sent the X-Men to a dystopian future where mutants have all been locked up in concentration camps and giant robots called Sentinels are running things.
“There will be elements that will be similar to the original ‘Days of Future Past,’ but there will also be some original elements,” Singer told CNN. “I can’t really say more about it. I will only say that it’s a very ambitious project and it definitely widens out the X-Men universe.”
Singer confirmed that Matthew Vaughn will return to the director’s chair, but there’s still no word if anyone from The Last Stand will show up in the film. A major player in the comic story was Kitty Pryde, who was played by Ellen Page in the 2006 movie. In the comic story, an adult Pryde switches minds with young Pryde to warn the X-Men of the horrible atrocities that are to come and the upcoming event that will set this history into motion that they must prevent. In the comics that event is an assassination that Mystique and her Brotherhood of Evil Mutants will attempt to commit.
“It’s at script stage, so it’s coming along good,” Singer said. “It’s going to be cool.”
I for one an VERY excited about this news. While there are certainly a million ways they could screw this up, this is a classic X-Men story and has the potential to be the best X-film thus far.
What do you think? Is there another classic story arc you’d rather see on the Silver Screen?
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