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Old 07-27-2012, 03:03 AM  
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‘X-Men: First Class’ Sequel Titled ‘Days of Future Past’?

http://screenrant.com/x-men-first-cl...t-kofi-177114/

There is word circulating that 20th Century Fox has reached out to the MPAA to secure a title for the studio’s forthcoming sequel to X-Men: First Class - and if reported accurately, that title is going to send a tidal wave of geek freak-outs across the Interwebs. The title in question is “Days of Future Past” – which remains one of the most famous and celebrated X-Men storylines of all time.

More interestingly, however: “Days of Future Past” was also a X-Men story that dealt with time travel and multiple timelines – meaning that director Matthew Vaughn and Fox could be (finally) trying to organize the convoluted continuity of the X-Men film franchise, using a tactic similar to what J.J. Abrams did with his Star Trek reboot.

Here is the quote from AICN reporter “The Kidd,” which first kicked off this rumor:

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.

The title “Days of Future Past” is taken from the two-issue Uncanny X-Men comic book storyline written in 1981 by legendary X-Men writer/artist team Chris Claremont and John Byrne. In the story, the X-Men are trying to stop the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (led by Mystique) from killing an anti-mutant political figure named Senator Robert Kelly. This pivotal event creates a separate timeline in which the X-Men fail to stop the Kelly assassination, and as a result, mutants are hunted, imprisoned and exterminated by humanity. One X-Man from that future dystopia manages to travel back in time and warn the present day X-Men, who ultimately stop the assassination (though the two timelines both remain in existence).


The X-Men Battle Sentinels in 'Days of Future Past'

Given where X-Men: First Class left things, it’s easy to see how “Days of Future Past” could be reconfigured to focus on Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and his Brotherhood going after a key political figure, and the X-Men team being visited by a dimension-hopping mutant to be forewarned of what happens if they don’t stop the assassins. “Days of Future Past” also had the mutant-killing Sentinel robots, an older version of Wolverine, etc. – all of which would be awesome to see onscreen (not to mention a Terminator-style future dystopia). A “DoFP” plot could also open the door for the franchise to introduce time-hopping X-Men like Bishop or Cable to the mix.

In terms of the movies: “Days of Future Past” would give Vaughn and company a way to end all this continuity madness once and for all. If time travel and alternate timelines are successfully introduced into the X-Men movie universe, then that would be a perfect explanation for why the original X-Men trilogy (and Wolverine) have plot points that contradict First Class, while allowing all of the films to remain valid (unlike the ‘forget the past’ approach of the Spider-Man movie reboot).



“Days of Future Past” is an awesome story on its own – and I for one would welcome anything that could straighten out the movie continuity in satisfactory fashion. First Class was tormented all through development for not being a clear prequel OR reboot, but instead some weird amalgamation of both. I think a lot of X-Men fans would agree with the sentiment that it’s time to clean house. J.J. Abrams successfully cleared away decades of Star Trek continuity when he spun-off a new timeline for his 2009 reboot, which allowed him the freedom to tell his own stories using familiar characters.

Finally, introducing alternate timelines would give Fox many new options for how they approach their other upcoming X-Men films: including already-in-production sequel The Wolverine, and the already-planned X-Men 4. In fact, “First Class Continuity (FCC)” and/or “Original Trilogy Continuity (OTC)” could be terms we all start throwing around pretty soon. Comic book geekery at its best.

X-Men: Days of Future Past - if that is indeed the title – will be in theaters on July 18th, 2014.

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Old 03-12-2013, 01:31 AM   #76
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I can see something like that Valiant. I think this film is going to wash away the awful X3 pile of shit, and make an opening for the original X1/2 cast to come back in to play for a future film battling Apocalypse. I am not sure if they will keep the future and past characters going for more than one film or if they will end the current reboot actors and move on with the original cast or wtf they will do with all of these people now...
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:38 AM   #77
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Yeah, time travel and immortality would just kill such a reality-bound concept like x-men.


You know what I mean. If the X-Men aren't truly man's next step in evolution, it kind of takes away from the fun, doesn't it?

Why does everything have to be "Aliens"?
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:20 PM   #78
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I thought Apocalypse was born the first mutant back in, like, 3000 BC and found an alien spaceship with advanced technology that is somehow infused with his body. I think the aliens were called Celestials..

Is that right?
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:13 PM   #79
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I thought Apocalypse was born the first mutant back in, like, 3000 BC and found an alien spaceship with advanced technology that is somehow infused with his body. I think the aliens were called Celestials..

Is that right?
Something like that I think.

I know he was born in ancient Egypt like 5000 years ago.
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Something like that I think.

I know he was born in ancient Egypt like 5000 years ago.
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I wonder how they'll pull this off.

In the comics the story was carried by a lot of the 2nd tier characters and most of the big names were already dead. Mostly characters the movies barely touched on or didn't even really show.

I think Storm and Wolverine were about it.
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I wonder how they'll pull this off.

In the comics the story was carried by a lot of the 2nd tier characters and most of the big names were already dead. Mostly characters the movies barely touched on or didn't even really show.

I think Storm and Wolverine were about it.
Yeah, I was wondering the same thing. It looks like they're going to have to deviate from the original story quite a bit and force the well known characters into the story. Not sure how I feel about that. But Old Man Logan is there at least, and he's the best part of the Future's Past storyline. So at least there's that....
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