This Nerdbastard has been on an X-Men comic book re-read marathon for the last month, so this latest rumor about possibilities for upcoming X-films comes a particularly welcome bit of possibly-maybe.  Apparently, Fox has just secured the rights to ‘Days of Future Past’ as a potential title.  What does this mean for X-fans?  Perhaps one of the best movie-going experiences in the freakin’ universe, that’s all!

For those who don’t know what ‘Days of Future Past’ is, you should be ashamed!  But, it order to be accommodating, I shall recap the basics:

It’s a two-issue series (written by X-Men icon Chris Claremont) in the Uncanny X-Men from waaaaaaaay back in the era some may have heard referred to as “the 80s.”  It features an alternative, future version of Earth in which anti-mutant sentiment has escalated to the point where mutants are hunted down and either killed or placed in concentration camps.  The main enemy of the X-Men and all mutant kind for this series – the mutha-fkn Sentinels!

In order to stop this horrible future from happening, Shadowcat jumps into her past self and enlists the help of the X-Men to stop a political assassination that will result in the mass construction of said giant killer robots.

X-Virgins - THIS is a mutha-fkn Sentinel!

The Sentinels are one of the coolest enemies ever created and have yet to be used in any of the film adaptations.  Finally we may get a chance to see these towering monstrosities on the big screen.  Visually, this would be amazing (and probably very expensive), blowing all other super-movie bad guys out of the water.

What does this mean, for X-Men fans, new and old?  Possibly a lot of new X-Men making cameos, including such fan-favorites as Wolverine, Colossus and Shadowcat.  It also means the mass killing of X-Men (though only the future versions).  All this set in a post-apocalyptic landscape with mutha-fkn Sentinels running around everywhere.

The rumor is that this might end up being the focus of the new X-Men: First Class II film, though it could possibly mean other X-films are being slotted for development.  So we may not get to see any mutha-fkn Sentinels in 2014, but likely will see them sometime in the near future.


Thanks to slashfilm for the info.

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