SDCC ’13: Two X-Men: Days of Future Past Roles Revealed; Along With Possible Major Plot Points
Just a few hours ago, X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer tweeted the latest set pic from the production. It confirmed the fact that Lucas Till would indeed be returning to reprise his role fo Havok. If you’re like me, then we’re hoping that the other Summers brother will show up and erase that major slip-up from The Last Stand. Anyway, the latest bit of news coming from Vulture is confirmation on a couple characters, as well as some possible key plot points to the film. We know that Singer will be taking the stage in Hall H later this week, so we can hope that he’ll give us a bit more information for the film.
First up, Game of Thrones stand-out Peter Dinklage joined the cast back in February of this year. From the get-go, we’ve assumed that he’d be filling the role of Bolivar Trask, the creator of the mutant hunting robots and fan-favorite “characters,” the Sentinels. In the comics, the bots played an integral role in the Days of Future Past storyline, which sees an very bleak future for mutants. The site is saying that Dinklage is indeed playing Trask, a role that was previously played by Bill Duke in The Last Stand. Lucky for us, they are completely ignoring that.
Lat month, Australian actor Josh Helman joined the cast in an undisclosed role. Many speculated that since the young actor looked similar to James Marsden, Helman may be filling the role of a younger Scott Summers, but that’s not the case. Helman will actually be playing Bill Stryker, (most known him as William Stryker, not sure why the name change). This will be the third actor to play the part as Brian Cox filled the role in X2: X-Men United, while Danny Huston portrayed the villain in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Finally, the site also claims to have some inside info regarding the storyline. I guess I should issue the usual SPOILER WARNING here. If you don’t want to know the potential details, I’d suggest you stop reading now! In the 1981 comic, written by Chris Claremont, it was Kitty Pryde who was sent back in time to warn the X-Men of major ramifications if a certain senator is killed. As we know, Ellen Page will be returning to play Pryde, but this time, she uses her powers to transport Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine into the past. Here, he will encounter the younger X-Men teams, played by James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and others. However, during the time travel event, something happens to Kitty, and while Wolverine is still under that trance, the team must find a mutant who can “siphon” Pryde’s powers and bring Wolverine back to present time. Sounds like Rogue may actually have something to do this time around.
As I stated earlier, Singer and company will be taking the stage at SDCC, so we may have more details coming. These are certainly some interesting changes to a well known story and is reminiscent of Singer playing favorites with the Wolverine character. We’ll have to see how the other characters, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry and Daniel Cudmore fit into the scheme of things. Be sure to stay tuned to COMIC BOOK THERAPY for all the juicy details comeing out of San Diego this week.
Source : Vulture