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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…

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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.

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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).

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