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.
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.