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Bryan Singer Talks X-Men: First Class 2
Ready for Days Of Future Past?

02 August 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: IGN

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We’ve known since at least last November that a sequel to X-Men: First Class is underway at Fox, with the majority of the cast set to return, Simon Kinberg cranking out at least one draft of the script and director Matthew Vaughn once more calling the mutant shots. Now Bryan Singer has gone on record about at least the title and possible tone of the movie, dropping official word that it’ll be subtitled Days Of Future Past. Check out the IGN video below.

The title had been floating around the rumour void since June when Fox registered it as a domain name. Now Singer confirms the news.

The Uncanny X-Men: Days Of Future Past

First published in 1981, the ambitious Days Of Future Past comic run had major implications for the X-Men storylines and caused no little controversy, with a tale of Kitty Pryde visited by her future self and warned that the forthcoming murder of Senator Kelly was destined to lead to a future where mutants were interned in concentration camps and guarded by terrifying robot Sentinels. Kitty's role was to change that history and keep mutants free - which proved less than easy. The result was one of the great X-Men storylines.

Singer cautions that the new film’s script won’t stick completely to that story. “It deals with aspects of that comic, but also some new things. I just don’t want to give all of it away.” He hints that he, Kinberg, Vaughn and co want to explore the wider X-Men universe and even bring some connectivity between the First Class group and his films, which is something that Kinberg first broached at Comic-Con.

However it shakes out, it sounds like there are big plans afoot for the mutants...

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Your Comments

Revive the Dark Phoenix Saga!
There's nothing I'd like more than to completely erase Ratner's X-Men movie from the pages of history. The Dark Phoenix saga is one of the greatest comic stories ever penned, it deserved better. Remember the movie: Professor X gets offed, Mystique looses her powers, Cyclops hardly gets any screen time and dies off camera, Vinnie Jones as Juggernaut, the whole freakin movie revolves around Wolverine, there's a bunch of mutants around Magneto that nobody cares about, and was the Angel character re More

Posted by cruser779 at 06:24 on 09 August 2012 | Report This Post

Continuity, Schmontinuity
I really hope it's not to hamstrung by trying to link in with the original Singer films. Make a great standalone movie More

Posted by Ulmaceae at 07:22 on 07 August 2012 | Report This Post

I love first class just not the franchise
I really liked first class. I felt it was done pretty well infact. But my distain for the franchise as a whole is because I feel they have messed it up to a degree that it boarders on the verge of crimes against humanity in terms of how loose they all are. If they can reboot Spiderman so close to the pervious franchise then they can do the same with X-Men no question about it. The only hope I see at the moment is if they build ontop of first class eventually moving passed and neglecting th More

Posted by DeadCell79 at 15:18 on 04 August 2012 | Report This Post

Read it
Was confused, as I normally get with possible future storylines. Does this mean we get to see Rachel Summers ? (Alt future child of Jean Grey and Scott can see why I get so confused ?!?!?) Good that this is a Kitty Pryde story. Ellen Page again please! More

Posted by danielthompson99 at 15:06 on 04 August 2012 | Report This Post

RE:Says the man that brought us 'Superman Returns!
You conveniently ignore the fact that he's ALSO the man who brought us 'XMen', 'X2' and 'First Class'. The only reason why 'Wolverine' and 'The Last Stand' were no good was because Bryan Singer WAS NOT involved with them. As long as he's involved you're guaranteed a solid XMen film. More

Posted by ronniem at 12:11 on 03 August 2012 | Report This Post

Great news!
To the idiots saying Singer should stay away from this...You do know he's the one who brought the XMen to the big screen and showed everyone that superhero films can also have substance. The only one he wasn't involved with was 'The Last Stand'. And we all know how THAT turned out. Get your facts straight before blindly ranting like imbeciles. More

Posted by ronniem at 12:03 on 03 August 2012 | Report This Post

Says the man that brought us 'Superman Returns!'
Singer's changed his tune after abandoning X3 for an overblown turkey of a movie...give CAMERON a shot of X-MEN....Imagine the weaponry and'll put the others to shame! More

Posted by GALLYMOO at 19:16 on 02 August 2012 | Report This Post

Just put Gambit in it please. And not Taylor Kitsch Gambit. Josh Holloway Gambit! More

Posted by Guinevere at 18:48 on 02 August 2012 | Report This Post

Yes cant wait
Also Bryan Singer did not kill X-men he made it main stream, also to thoses saying he is only coming back due to xmen first class. He did PRODUCE it and also was wrote the STORY along wih Sheldon Turner. So if it was not for him first class would not have turned out as well as it did. Lets remember people X-Men Last Stand, the film that really sucked!!! More

Posted by dholleyuk at 14:28 on 02 August 2012 | Report This Post

Please yes!!
Am I the only one who loved First Class? I've been reading X-Men since I started watch Euro Trash as a kid to get my Friday night jollies and yes whilst it strayed from the comics some what; I just thought it was fantastic!! More

Posted by waltham1979 at 13:28 on 02 August 2012 | Report This Post

Singer For His Supper
Ooh, I think Bryan Singer has been stung into X-Men action again by the superior X-Men: First Class. That's far better than any X-Men movie he made and one of the best superhero movies of all-time. Singer's Superman wasn't great either, so I'm not too enthused hearing him going back to comic books again. Give us the First Class sequel instead.. More

Posted by BenTramer at 11:21 on 02 August 2012 | Report This Post

yes we gonna add new things to the film! Ok 1. Don't you even dare! 2. Stick to the originality of the comics! 3. You killed X-Men! After seeing first class you completly changed the story of what was what! So future generations are gonna believe that what happenend! Thanks a bunch for ruining my childhood by killing The X-Men franchise! Many thanks More

Posted by Gingerdc at 11:15 on 02 August 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Lesser is more.
I thought McAvoy was also pretty cool in First Class, but agree that the kiddie storyline is tedious. More

Posted by mpe102 at 11:02 on 02 August 2012 | Report This Post

Please no
Please...Really!! This guy ruined the X-Men franchise... scrap the whole thing and start again. If they can save the Bat Man, then you know there's hope for the X-Men. More

Posted by gibbsy01 at 08:21 on 02 August 2012 | Report This Post

Lesser is more.
I just want to see more of Michael Fassbender's Magneto and less of those bloody annoying "X-Kids". More

Posted by Fallen Giant at 08:12 on 02 August 2012 | Report This Post

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