That’s the rumor brewing out of Russia, or at least the Russian website Stark Industries which is reporting Film Business Today has revealed the title to X-Men: First Class‘ sequel. They’re claiming the next film will be titled X-Men: Days of Future Past, and that seems to match up with Geek Tyrant’s earlier report 20th Century Fox registered that title with the MPAA Tital Registration Bureau. So, maybe? Likely? I guess we’ll see.
Unfamiliar with Days of Future Past? Here’s a quick synopsis of that comic book story arc,
The storyline alternates between present day, in which the X-Men fight Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline caused by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. In this future universe, Sentinels rule the United States, and mutants live in internment camps. The present-day X-Men are forewarned of the possible future by a future version of their teammate Kitty Pryde, whose mind traveled back in time and possessed her younger self to warn the X-Men. She succeeds in her mission and returns to the future, but despite her success, the future timeline still exists as an alternative timeline rather than as the actual future.
It’ll be interesting to see them tackle future timelines and alternate timelines in a movie, think they can do it justice?
X-Men: Days of Future Past, if that is indeed the official title, is set to begin shooting in January of next year, with a release date of July 18th, 2014. Currently Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn are working on a script with Jane Goldman, and Bryan Singer is attached to return as producer.
What d’ya think? Do you think this a good direction for First Class‘ sequel to take?
Source: Geek Tyrant