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The day is here - producer Bryan Singer confirms the title for the sequel to X-Men: First Class

Aug. 2, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

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Here it is True Believers - this is the moment you've all been waiting for has finally arrived. And by "the moment" I mean "one of the many moments but this one probably more than others."  Producer Bryan Singer has revealed the title of the sequel to 2011's X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, and it is X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST"It deals with aspects of that comic, but also some very new things" said Singer.

For some of you this news will be cool because you know the source material, for some of you it this news will be inscrutable enough to be cool, and either way you'll be right.  DAYS OF FUTURE PAST can be found in issues #141 and #142 of Uncanny X-Men, published in 1981, and "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."

Another way to phrase that, one much simpler and too the point, is "one hell of a good time."  This storyline, even whatever base elements are borrowed to make the film, provides two truly great services in terms of an expanded 1) social relevance and 2) scope of action for everyone's favorite pack o' mutants. You can access the storyline's Wikipedia page right here, spoilers and all.

Shooting is still set to start in January of 2013 with a currently-booked release date of July 18th, 2014.

Days of Future Past comic art

Extra Tidbit: If anything this reveal only inspires a plethora of further questions, with the biggest of course being: what new X-Men team members might we see considering the balance to be had with all of the characters the first film took the time to establish?
Source: IGNWikipeda

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4:32AM on 08/04/2012

Double post

I replied to my own comment below so of course that created a double post.
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4:27AM on 08/04/2012

It could work

The original X-Men trilogy was set in the "near future". As somebody said, it could be an alternative future. Recall that X-Men 3 ended with Cyclops, Professor X and Jean Grey all dead, Rogue, Mystique and Magneto all powerless and Jean Grey having killed a lot of people. It was quite a downer and you can imagine things getting worse with the Sentinels being built and Wolverine getting killed. Now suppose there's a mutant who has the power to send somebody back in time. Kitty Pride could
The original X-Men trilogy was set in the "near future". As somebody said, it could be an alternative future. Recall that X-Men 3 ended with Cyclops, Professor X and Jean Grey all dead, Rogue, Mystique and Magneto all powerless and Jean Grey having killed a lot of people. It was quite a downer and you can imagine things getting worse with the Sentinels being built and Wolverine getting killed. Now suppose there's a mutant who has the power to send somebody back in time. Kitty Pride could be sent back in time to the 70s to warn Professor X about everything that is to come and Professor X has to find a way to stop X-Men 3 from ever happening. Unfortunately they already used Senator Kelly and Henry Gyrick in the first X-Men movie but maybe Senator Kelly's father was also a Senator and he was also anti-mutant and Professor Xavier gets wind of Magneto's plot to assassinate Senator Kelly and Professor Xavier gets the idea that if they can save Senator Kelly Sr. then perhaps the series of events that led to Mutant Registration and the Sentinels could be averted.
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4:30AM on 08/04/2012
I'm getting excited about this as it would be a brilliant way to make the original trilogy valid while leaving open the possibility of new stories with the characters from the original trilogy.
I'm getting excited about this as it would be a brilliant way to make the original trilogy valid while leaving open the possibility of new stories with the characters from the original trilogy.
4:32AM on 08/04/2012
Actually this would be a good way to make the original trilogy valid while at the same time rebooting the X-Men so that new stories could be told with the same characters.
Actually this would be a good way to make the original trilogy valid while at the same time rebooting the X-Men so that new stories could be told with the same characters.
9:10AM on 08/03/2012

YESSSS... But...

I have NO idea how they will do this without fucking it like FOX knows to do so well...
I hope, as FOX owns FF as well, that they will use Franklin Richards (and, obviously, Rachel Summers).
I have NO idea how they will do this without fucking it like FOX knows to do so well...
I hope, as FOX owns FF as well, that they will use Franklin Richards (and, obviously, Rachel Summers).
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4:03AM on 08/03/2012
I liked the first 2 X-Men movies very much. The 3rd not as much but still somewhat enjoyed it. First Class I did not like at all, but the news of Days Of Future Past has won me back! I'm all sort of excited for this. Be it the comic book version or the one from the 90s cartoon, Days Of Future Past is one of the best X-Men storyline!
Fingers crossed for Sentinels!! For real this time, not like in X-Men 3. Also hope we get a good mix of new and old characters. Some new actors playing older
I liked the first 2 X-Men movies very much. The 3rd not as much but still somewhat enjoyed it. First Class I did not like at all, but the news of Days Of Future Past has won me back! I'm all sort of excited for this. Be it the comic book version or the one from the 90s cartoon, Days Of Future Past is one of the best X-Men storyline!
Fingers crossed for Sentinels!! For real this time, not like in X-Men 3. Also hope we get a good mix of new and old characters. Some new actors playing older versions of X-Men like Colossus or Storm.
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3:57AM on 08/03/2012
I liked the first 2 X-Men movies very much. The 3rd not as much but still somewhat enjoyed it. First Class I did not like at all, but the news of Days Of Future Past has won me back! I'm all sort of excited for this. Be it the comic book version or the one from the 90s cartoon, Days Of Future Past is one of the best X-Men storyline!
Fingers crossed for Sentinels!! For real this time, not like in X-Men 3. Also hope we get a good mix of new and old characters. Some new actors playing older
I liked the first 2 X-Men movies very much. The 3rd not as much but still somewhat enjoyed it. First Class I did not like at all, but the news of Days Of Future Past has won me back! I'm all sort of excited for this. Be it the comic book version or the one from the 90s cartoon, Days Of Future Past is one of the best X-Men storyline!
Fingers crossed for Sentinels!! For real this time, not like in X-Men 3. Also hope we get a good mix of new and old characters. Some new actors playing older versions of X-Men like Colossus or Storm.
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9:04PM on 08/02/2012

Please don't f this up!

Also, we better get Jackman.Preferably in some brown and tan! Top movie for 14 for me so far. Yes I own a jumping to conclusions place mat.
Also, we better get Jackman.Preferably in some brown and tan! Top movie for 14 for me so far. Yes I own a jumping to conclusions place mat.
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7:11PM on 08/02/2012

So much potential

yet, once again, we will be given what could be a great story IF ONLY THEY USED THE RIGHT CHARACTERS! I waited till DVD for the last one because the FIRST CLASS was not even close (okay, they had Hank) to cannon. How can they do Days of Future Past without the proper characters? Why would they even try? I can't wait until this series can revert back to Marvel and be done right.
yet, once again, we will be given what could be a great story IF ONLY THEY USED THE RIGHT CHARACTERS! I waited till DVD for the last one because the FIRST CLASS was not even close (okay, they had Hank) to cannon. How can they do Days of Future Past without the proper characters? Why would they even try? I can't wait until this series can revert back to Marvel and be done right.
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4:03AM on 08/03/2012
Agree, the choice of characters was one of the reason why I did not like First Class. But I think that Days Of Future Past has a LOT of potential. I want some old, tired looking, disgruntled X-Men mixed with some new younger ones. Hope they bring back Colossus, Storm and Nightcrawler!
Agree, the choice of characters was one of the reason why I did not like First Class. But I think that Days Of Future Past has a LOT of potential. I want some old, tired looking, disgruntled X-Men mixed with some new younger ones. Hope they bring back Colossus, Storm and Nightcrawler!
4:49PM on 08/02/2012

Bring in the JACKMAN

I know that a lot of people are sick of seeing Wolverine thrust into the spotlight in the Xmen films but he would be perfect for this. Face it they will not be using kitty as the time traveler. I think it would be cool if Wolverine was the time traveler. Great way to tie the two series together. Explain that his healing ability is the only way to survive the time travel. Could also work to UNDO the horrors of X3 and Origins. Have the actions in this film change the outcome of future events.
I know that a lot of people are sick of seeing Wolverine thrust into the spotlight in the Xmen films but he would be perfect for this. Face it they will not be using kitty as the time traveler. I think it would be cool if Wolverine was the time traveler. Great way to tie the two series together. Explain that his healing ability is the only way to survive the time travel. Could also work to UNDO the horrors of X3 and Origins. Have the actions in this film change the outcome of future events. Also they should make this a two part story. Or atleast lead into a third one that will be a grand conclusion to the series.
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4:35PM on 08/02/2012
As cool as this is, the only reason they are doing this story line is because so many great characters have been used and fucked up in other movies (well only X men 3 and Wolverine) they have no other choice.
As cool as this is, the only reason they are doing this story line is because so many great characters have been used and fucked up in other movies (well only X men 3 and Wolverine) they have no other choice.
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3:08PM on 08/02/2012
I'm very excited to see this but I feel they have a uphill battle to actually make it good. In the comic time travel stories are relatively easy to pull off but in a live action movie it could either end up being as good as the Terminator or as bad as A Sound of Thunder. One of the best of the original Star Trek movies involved time travel but they went more comedy and lighthearted with that one.
I'm very excited to see this but I feel they have a uphill battle to actually make it good. In the comic time travel stories are relatively easy to pull off but in a live action movie it could either end up being as good as the Terminator or as bad as A Sound of Thunder. One of the best of the original Star Trek movies involved time travel but they went more comedy and lighthearted with that one.
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2:44PM on 08/02/2012

Awesome news

This is the first time I've actually looked forward to an X-Men movie, First Class was by far the best of the bunch so far.
This is the first time I've actually looked forward to an X-Men movie, First Class was by far the best of the bunch so far.
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9:06PM on 08/02/2012
Completely agree with you. The trilogy was such a disappointment. First class was a bit odd but it felt more like what an X-Men movie should feel like.
Completely agree with you. The trilogy was such a disappointment. First class was a bit odd but it felt more like what an X-Men movie should feel like.
12:36PM on 08/02/2012
I wonder if Ellen Page will reprise her role as Kitty Pryde or they will recast.
I wonder if Ellen Page will reprise her role as Kitty Pryde or they will recast.
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12:11PM on 08/02/2012
I'm thinking they throw in Cyclops to get some good dynamics between him and his brother and also throw in Sabertooth and have everyone get kidnapped by Sentinals of course!
I'm thinking they throw in Cyclops to get some good dynamics between him and his brother and also throw in Sabertooth and have everyone get kidnapped by Sentinals of course!
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11:28AM on 08/02/2012

Good Idea!!!

"Days of the future past" is one of the greatest classic storylines of X-Men history, I think it could make an amazing film, as we could see a bunch of new characters, crossovers with other Marvel character, in their past, present and future incarnations...how cool is that??? Can't wait!!
BTW, for those complaining about Kitty Pride's storyline in the past films, let's remember this is supposed to be a new franchise, and Mystique was never part of the original X-Men team...and the character
"Days of the future past" is one of the greatest classic storylines of X-Men history, I think it could make an amazing film, as we could see a bunch of new characters, crossovers with other Marvel character, in their past, present and future incarnations...how cool is that??? Can't wait!!
BTW, for those complaining about Kitty Pride's storyline in the past films, let's remember this is supposed to be a new franchise, and Mystique was never part of the original X-Men team...and the character was really enjoyable in "First Class"
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10:42AM on 08/02/2012

X-men 1-3 = Alternate Universe?

First off, DOFP is a great storyline. However, I'd hate to see it get butchered like Fox is known to do. For example, how can they do the storyline any justice without the proper characters. However, I could see them taking enough liberties with the story to tie everything together, yet have it feel like DOFP. The most intriguing way to tie everything together is the possibility of them revealing that X-men 1, 2 and 3 were all part of an alternate universe that went awry. Interesting
First off, DOFP is a great storyline. However, I'd hate to see it get butchered like Fox is known to do. For example, how can they do the storyline any justice without the proper characters. However, I could see them taking enough liberties with the story to tie everything together, yet have it feel like DOFP. The most intriguing way to tie everything together is the possibility of them revealing that X-men 1, 2 and 3 were all part of an alternate universe that went awry. Interesting possibilities, yet I remain skeptical.
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10:14AM on 08/02/2012

Wait Wut?

How are they going to do this? Kitty Pride doesn't appear as more then a cameo until X-3 and none of the characters from First Class (save Xavier) even appear in that story as i recall. If they are using anything from that story it will be the basic premiss at most.
How are they going to do this? Kitty Pride doesn't appear as more then a cameo until X-3 and none of the characters from First Class (save Xavier) even appear in that story as i recall. If they are using anything from that story it will be the basic premiss at most.
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9:17AM on 08/02/2012
Ah. Internet searches. The best friend of Joblo writers - past, present and future...
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9:12AM on 08/02/2012

Don't want to be the party pooper

But i saw this interview and Singer doesn't mention that that is the title of the movie, merely saying that it will borrow alot from that run of comics. Either ways, pumped to see what they'll do with this.
But i saw this interview and Singer doesn't mention that that is the title of the movie, merely saying that it will borrow alot from that run of comics. Either ways, pumped to see what they'll do with this.
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9:16AM on 08/02/2012
Scratch that, it is called Days of Future Past. Don't mind me.
Scratch that, it is called Days of Future Past. Don't mind me.
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8:50AM on 08/02/2012

I really can't wait for this...

I remember reading this storyline years ago and it was spectacular....I can't wait for this.
I remember reading this storyline years ago and it was spectacular....I can't wait for this.
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8:48AM on 08/02/2012
Well this is good news even though I have no idea how they would pull this off. Will we get to see the infamous wolvie death scene? And finally we're gonna get sentinals!!! No matter how this turns out I'm excited to see the final product.
Well this is good news even though I have no idea how they would pull this off. Will we get to see the infamous wolvie death scene? And finally we're gonna get sentinals!!! No matter how this turns out I'm excited to see the final product.
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8:38AM on 08/02/2012
Certainly intrigued to see where they go with this and what. if any, aspects of the comic they're drawing from. First Class was pretty slick - a pleasant surprise in various ways. Hope they can maintain the positive momentum from the first one.
Certainly intrigued to see where they go with this and what. if any, aspects of the comic they're drawing from. First Class was pretty slick - a pleasant surprise in various ways. Hope they can maintain the positive momentum from the first one.
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8:35AM on 08/02/2012
Holy! They actually going to make Days of Future Past? I'm geeking out now. Extra tidbit: I hope to see Cyclops, Jean Grey, Colossus and Nightcrawler.
Holy! They actually going to make Days of Future Past? I'm geeking out now. Extra tidbit: I hope to see Cyclops, Jean Grey, Colossus and Nightcrawler.
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8:34AM on 08/02/2012

That summary sounds fucking COOOL!!

I'm not familiar with the source material, but I love myself some great Alternate Universe / Future kind of sci-fi (thats why I'm a Fringe fanatic :P).... Coupled with our favorite mutants, this is sure to be as good or might even better than the original! Only hope Vaughn or any of the cast won't drop out of it.
I'm not familiar with the source material, but I love myself some great Alternate Universe / Future kind of sci-fi (thats why I'm a Fringe fanatic :P).... Coupled with our favorite mutants, this is sure to be as good or might even better than the original! Only hope Vaughn or any of the cast won't drop out of it.
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8:14AM on 08/02/2012
Fuck you TDKR, it is because of you that every single movie news about comic books are not that interesting any more.
Fuck you TDKR, it is because of you that every single movie news about comic books are not that interesting any more.
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8:30AM on 08/02/2012
switch to decaf
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8:03AM on 08/02/2012
this is great news. im worried Wolverine wont be there in his pivotal role and that they will skip Bishop and/or Rachel Summers. Still, i have no doubt this will be awesome, source material aside.
this is great news. im worried Wolverine wont be there in his pivotal role and that they will skip Bishop and/or Rachel Summers. Still, i have no doubt this will be awesome, source material aside.
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