It looks like everything we want to hear on the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past is going to be coming straight from Bryan Singer — or at least his Twitter page.
After revealing that Wolverine mainstay Hugh Jackman would return for yet another franchise film, the director has once again taken to the social media outlet to announce the return of Xavier School alumni Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore. This could be a future indication of what we’re going to see in Days of Future Past as Page’s role as Kitty Pryde is essential to the overall storyline and the beginning of what many Marvel fans will know from the comic’s storyline.
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For those unfamiliar with this story arc, an aged Kitty Pryde from a future timeline transfers her consciousness back to her younger self, currently in the “present” timeline, in order to prevent the assassination of Senator Robert Kelly, an assassination that brought about the end of the mutant race thanks to giant anti-mutant Sentinel robots. Think Back to the Future II, take out the sports almanac and add giant, mutant killing robots and you’ve got Days of Future Past.
I know what you’re thinking: didn’t Rogue take “the cure” at the end of X-Men: The Last Stand? Yes, yes she did, so Paquin’s involvement as well as the involvement of Ashmore and Page may be part of some kind of alternate timeline on Singer’s part, as he’s looking to make sense of the current continuity of the franchise to date.
With Famke Janssen (Jean Grey) and January Jones (Emma Frost) unsure of their return and seeing as how First Class took place in the ’60s, it’s possible that the “present” following James McAvoy’s Xavier will intersect with the “future” X-men from their alternate point in their time.
Sounds like a stretch on my part as he could simply include time traveling mutants Bishop or Cable to make the connection more valid, but this is all still in the works and anything goes in a movie with time travel.
X-men: Days of Future Past is set to hit theaters July 18th, 2014.