Bryan Singer Confirms ‘X-Men: First Class 2′ is ‘Days of Future Past’
Once upon a time, in some fans’ far off fantasy, they dreamt of the day where Twentieth Century Fox would come to their senses and make a movie out of one of the best X-Men comic story arcs, Days of Future Past. We’re happy to report that it’s finally turning into a reality.
Bryan Singer, producer and director of the first two ‘X-Men’ movies, has confirmed in an interview with IGN that the sequel to ‘X-Men: First Class’ will be the beloved Days of Future Past story line. For those of you who may not know, the story centers on a teenage Kitty Pryde, member of the X-Men, who’s suddenly visited by her future self. She traveled back in time to have the X-Men prevent the assassination of Senator Robert Kelly that would be done so by Mystique and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
Back when the story arc was published back in 1981 it turned heads in the comic book universe and still continues to do so to this day. In Bryan Singer’s interview, he’s not kidding when he calls this story move “ambitious.” Plenty of people were surprisingly blown away by ‘X-Men: First Class,’ so you can understand why Fox and company would want to step it up with their sequel. But at the same time fans of the franchise have been disappointed before, especially with the lackluster ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ and ‘X-Men 3.’ There are fans who are looking forward to see what they’ll do with this particular story line, but are still weary of putting complete faith into everyone behind the picture.
As made evident by the famous comic book cover that we have above, Kitty Pryde and Wolverine are the main characters, which raises some questions. Kitty Pryde has been recast a number of times already (the last actress was Ellen Page), but since Page was part of the trilogy and not the reboot, we imagine if they want to bring the character in again that they’ll have to recast. Fingers crossed that this is a comic fan’s dream come true of a movie.
Days of Future Past will be directed by Matthew Vaughn, and shooting is scheduled to start in January.