X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Confirmed as FIRST CLASS Sequel Title & Storyline
Published: August 1, 2012 - 7:36pm
Producer Bryan Singer has revealed new details about the upcoming sequel to last summer's well received relaunch of 20th Century Fox's X-Men film franchise.
Director Matthew Vaughn is slated to return to helm the film off a screenplay written by Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes, This Means War, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter). Principal cast members James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones and Jennifer Lawrence are already signed on for the new installment. Bryan Singer, director of the first two X-Men films, will also return as a producer.
Singer recently offered up new details about the project, including it's title and how it will tie into the already established X-Men movie mythology:
"I can say that 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 don't want to give any of it away. Matthew Vaughn will be directing and I'm totally excited about it.
"I think there's a strong desire to broaden out the universe. I mean, the X-Men universe is every bit on its own as big as the Marvel universe. I think it's time to reach out and explore it and perhaps even bring some connectivity between the films as Marvel has done so well. You may seem some of that."
Days of Future Past is a Marvel Comics storyline published in 1981 that deals with a dystopian, alternative future in which mutants are incarcerated in internment camps. An older Kitty Pryde transfers her mind into the younger, present-day Kitty Pryde, who brings the X-Men to prevent a fatal moment in history which triggers anti-mutant hysteria.
20th Century Fox has scheduled the film for theatrical release in July 2014.