- X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
Bryan Singer, the director of X-Men and X2 and producer of X-Men: First Class as well as the upcoming sequel to First Class, has confirmed the title of the follow-up film, IGN reports.
Singer said in a recent interview that the title would be X-Men: Days of Future Past, a nod toward a storyline in the comics that ran in the early 80s.
Question: You mentioned X-Men, and I just had to ask you because I’m a huge X-Men fan, what can you say about the new film coming out?
Bryan Singer: I can say it’s being written right now and it will start shooting in a few months. It’s going to be very ambitious. It’s called Days of Future Past and it deals with aspects of that comic but also some very new things. I just don’t want to give any of it away. Matthew Vaughn will be directing and I’m totally excited about it.
Q: Knowing the “Days of Future Past” story from the comics, that is a bold direction even if it’s a different version of it. I know Simon [Kinberg] said at Comic-Con that it can touch upon the entire X-Men film franchise or respect the entire X-Men film franchise, so is there room for some sort of cross-overs? More than we might have seen in the past?
Singer: I think there’s a strong desire to broaden out the universe. The X-Men universe on its own is every bit as big as the Marvel universe and I think it’s time to reach out and explore it and perhaps even bring some connectivity between the films, as Marvel’s done so well. You may see some of that, I don’t know. [Laughs]
So maybe in X-Men: Days of future past we might get to see some characters from the Original X-Men: trilogy star alongside the First Class, who knows! This certainly sounds like a bold move, and a cool way to bridge these stories together without worrying about contradicting the other stories.
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