- X-MEN: DAYS Of FUTURE PAST
We live in a post-Avengers world now, and it looks like 20th Century Fox may be the first studio to really be reacting to how that film has changed the superhero genre: AICN is reporting that Fox has registered the title Days of Future Past with the MPAA Title Registration Bureau.
|X-Men Days of Future Past cover and Awesome Fan Art|
Could this mean that X-Men: First Class 2 is going to be an adaptation of the classic X-storyline about time travel and an alternate, quite horrible future reality for everyone's favorite mutants? Or could it end up being a sequel to X-men: Last Stand? Or will it be a stand-alone film?
Days of Future Past, by the dynamic duo of Chris Claremont and John Byrne, was a two-issue tale from all the way back in 1981. It tells the story of a future where mutants have been hunted into near-extinction, while the current-timeline version of the team works with the future Kitty Pryde to prevent a political assassination that will ultimately lead to that very gloomy future for the X-Men. And Yes, it has Sentinels!!
|Could First Class and the original X-Men Trilogy collide??|
As AICN points out, this could be a very clever way for Fox to unite the First Class cast with (some of) the actors from the original trilogy. Which, let's face it, would probably mostly be Hugh Jackman. Actually, this is a really smart way to utilize the aging Jackman as Wolverine for a few more films, as the Wolvie in that future timeline looks a bit older than his modern counterpart.
The storyline would have to be significantly altered but who knows, it could turn out to be something quite extraordinary. Let us know what do you think?