X-Men First Class Sequel To Use Days Of Future Past?
It was recently announced that Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men First Class sequel would be coming out on July 18, 2014. It seems that now we may have a hint at the story of the sequel. Ain’t It Cool News have learned that 20th Century Fox has registered the title Days of Future Past.
One of my little birds Weapon X recently dropped me some information that 20th Century Fox had recently registered the title DAYS OF FUTURE PAST with the MPAA Title Registration Bureau. The Bureau exists for studios and productions companies to stake their claims on certain titles that they intend to release and distribute, so that others can stray from using a similar title.
Days of Future Past was a two issue story in 1981. Here’s a summary from Wiki to refresh your memory. 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. She succeeds in her mission and returns to the future, but despite her success, the future timeline still exists as an alternative timeline rather than as the actual future.
Now this is purely speculation, but Days of Future Past could be a way to reboot the X-Men timeline and reset the team from the future that was seen in the X-Men movies 1-3. This could do to the X-Men what the last Star Trek movie did to that universe. Now that is purely speculation and Fox nor anyone working on the movie have even said if they are thinking about using even a word from Days of Future Past. Of course, that could just be used to introduce Sentinels, we don’t know but we’ll probably be hearing more soon.