- X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
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In a recent interview with NewsRama, famed X-Men writer Chris Claremont (whose co-creations include characters such as Rogue, Gambit, Emma Frost, Mystique and Sabertooth ) shared his opinion on Bryans Singers film adaption X-Men: Days of Future Past, which was adapted from Claremont's own 1981 comics storyline of the same name.
"The challenge, I would think, for Bryan is that the heart of the original story is not the fight with the Brotherhood back in the present day," Claremont said. "The challenge, the story, is actually what happens in the future. Getting them to the point where you can send Kitty back, and seeing the consequences of what will happen if they fail, and not knowing at the end how it's going to turn out. You think it's going to be a happy ending, but you're not sure, because pretty much everybody dies -- in the comic, anyway."
As for the time travel elements, Claremont had his own thoughts on that as well. "You could look at it as time travel, or you could look at it as pan-dimension," he explained. "It's all a matter of how you want to define it, and I'm sure they've got some brainiacs out on the left coast earning a small research stipend figuring out a plausible way of making it fly. That's the fun and games of Hollywood. How the hell they're going to fit it into 120 minutes, I have no sodding idea. I'd be looking on this as your basic 1974 film with an intermission."
All things considered, though, Claremont is optimistic about what's in store for the upcoming film. "The really nice thing with Future Past is that you actually have a superhero film -- much to everyone's surprise, I will hope -- that is about something," he said. "It's about racism, I hope. It's about resisting oppression. It's about fighting for freedom and the cost of fighting for freedom. I will be fascinated to see how they weave the two together."
I can’t wait to see what Bryan Singer is planning on doing with this franchise, all I know its going to be spectacular, fun and awesome!
X-Men: Days of Future Past opens July 18, 2014.