Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Feature
Days Of Future Past: What To Expect From The X-Men: First Class Sequel
We scour the comic book for clues about the next film…

submit to reddit

X-Men: First Class proved a retro-hit last year, bringing the story of the mutants back to the ‘60s with groovy results. Now, producer Bryan Singer has announced that the inevitable sequel will be subtitled and at least partly inspired by Days Of Future Past, a comic book story from 1981 that involves time travel and a future that’s disastrous for mutants. Here’s everything you need to know about the original comic, and how director Matthew Vaughn and his co-screenwriters Jane Goldman and Simon Kinberg might adapt it for the screen.

WORDS HELEN O'HARA
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  1 of 8 Next
Days Of Future Past: What To Expect From The X-Men: First Class Sequel | The Comic
The Comic

Published in the January and February issues 1981 (#141 and 142 of The Uncanny X-Men), Days Of Future Past sees the adolescent Kitty Pryde of 1980 swap minds with her future self, Kate, from a disastrous 2013. Kate hopes to warn the 1980 X-Men of the upcoming assassination of Senator Robert Kelly, whose death sparks the chain reaction that leads to this apoco-future, and prevent it from ever coming into existence. Think The Terminator with a mutant and you’re halfway there. The essential elements of the story are similar: (mental) time travel to the past; warning of a pivotal event that will lead to a dire future; attempts to change it and change that future. The comic-book storyline proved one of the X-Men's most memorable, and has been reinterpreted in animated versions since (more on that later).

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
 
1 of 8
Next

Have Your Say
Register or login now to let us know what you think.

Your Comments

21
Yeah there was a sentinal looking thing in the danger room at the beginning of last stand but it wasnt really mentioned after Wolverine cut off its head and the graphics vanished. More

Posted by ju1cedogg1 on Tuesday August 7, 2012, 12:32

22 Sentinals during training
During the original series wasn't there a sentinal like robot attacking a group of x-men during a training sequence? More

Posted by gazjp on Tuesday August 7, 2012, 12:21

Previous Page


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Wes Craven: Film By Film
Empire celebrates the late, great horror director

My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)