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We Officially Know the Title of the X-Men: First Class Sequel

Oh, the business of anticipating movies. It can be painful sometimes, like when the team takes a painstakingly long time to get their stuff together and actually agree to it. Luckily for us, when it comes to the X-Men: First Class sequel–that is, a sequel to a prequel–it actually seems to be moving at a reasonable pace. Set to open in the summer of 2014, the title of the upcoming film has now been revealed.

The film is officially to be called X-Men: Days Of Future Past. While details of the script are still being kept under lock and key, the title of the film is taken from a two-issue arc in which Kitty Pride (who was played by Ellen Page in X-Men: Last Stand) uses her powers to transfer her powers to her past self and help “alter a series of events that lead to a mass mutant round-up and subsequent mass imprisonment.”

Here’s a little wikipedia snippet about the story:

“The storyline alternates between present day, in which the X-Men fight Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline caused by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. In this future universe, Sentinels rule the United States, and mutants live in internment camps. The present-day X-Men are forewarned of the possible future by a future version of their teammate Kitty Pryde, whose mind traveled back in time and possessed her younger self to warn the X-Men. She succeeds in her mission and returns to the future, but despite her success, the future timeline still exists as an alternative timeline rather than as the actual future.”

It’s unlikely that the film will act as a direct adaptation of that story, but we’re glad at least to have some more hints as to what direction the sequel is headed into.

James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Kravitz, Rose Byrne, and Nicholas Hoult are all either already signed on or likely to soon be signed on to reprise the roles they played in the first film. The film will start shooting in January in order to accomodate Jennifer Lawrence‘s shooting schedule for Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

(via Geekscape, We Got This Covered)

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  • Maxwell LaChance

    This is going to get complicated since I think in this instance, Present Day refers to the past, And The Future refers to either the Now or the Far Future.

  • Kaarel Jakobson

     Well, that could be an interesting plot point. The story might be something that changes the future that’s meant to be (ie. the original trilogy of X-Men films) into something darker, and the heroes have to find a way to set things right.

  • Diana Green

    I hope they resolve the contradiction of Xavier losing use of his legs at the end of First Class but being able to walk when he and Erik meet Jean Grey in the flashbacks in X-Men III.

  • Diana Green

    Reposting so it goes under my proper name.
    I hope they resolve the contradiction of Xavier losing use of his legs
    at the end of First Class but being able to walk when he and Erik meet
    Jean Grey in the flashbacks in X-Men III.

  • John Wao

    Maybe we’ll finally see the Sentinels.

  • Lady Rainicorn

    I hope they resolve it by wiping The Last Stand from continuity so hard it bursts.

  • Magic Xylophone

    Great Scott!

    So I guess it’s not “Second Class,” eh? I owe some people money.

  • Anonymous

    They play a hugely significant part in Days of Future Past so I’m thinking yes.  

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    X-Men: The Return of Hugh Jackman!

  • Lindsey Stock

    The Last Stand has already been wiped from my continuity. I’ve been pretending it never happened since the day I saw it in theatres. Same with the Wolverine movie. I have to, since in First Class Emma Frost is a full grown woman in WWII, and in X-men Origins: Wolverine, which takes place after, she’s some dorky teenager.

  • The Walking Dad

     Umm, no. Emma Frost was a full grown woman in the early ’60s, not in the early ’40s. First Class had flashbacks to when Charles, Raven and Erik were kids, but the majority of it takes place around the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

  • Curt Cansler

    They used the Cuban Missile Crisis in the last one to base it in ‘real time’. Let us hope that good taste prevails and they do not use a real 60′s era assassination to replace the fictional one from the comics.

  • John Byrne Says…

    Somewhere in Connecticut,  John Byrne is finding out the title and kicking over a “cahir” in disgust. Oh the rants he’ll have.

  • Anonymous

    As long as there’s more longing sexual tension between James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender I’m in I love me a tragic love story. 

  • Travis Kyle Fischer

    Point Missed.

  • Kaarel Jakobson

    Fifty years later is still “too soon?” Really?

  • Kevin Ohannessian

    That’s an easy one–First Class is a reboot with a new continuity different than the old series. The fact that Xavier and Mystique are “siblings” provide good evidence for this. As for the cameos in First Class, they are just that–fun references that shouldn’t be considered proof that it is the same continuity.

  • Sabrina

     There also needs to be another catchy love song by Take That that goes with the credits!

  • idleprimate

     nice.  i hate when people get too hung up on continuity, or what is/is not canon.  no one ever complains about the contradictory nature of the greek myths, nor their pluralities and continuity issues..

  • idleprimate

    that’s awesome news!  such a great story!

  • idleprimate

     i don’t understand.  why?

  • Anonymous

    Watchmen already went there in a way so why not?

  • John Byrne Says…

    With the exception of Iron Man, John strongly dislikes all the Marvel movies… whether he has seen them or as it is in most cases, has not. He is not pleased that one of his most well known stories is being adapted. 

  • idleprimate

     wow.  wonder what makes IM different?  maybe he just has a bug up his butt about marvel.  or maybe he’s just a curmudgeon

  • John Byrne Says…

    Curmudgeon is a good word for it. Unless he’s changed his mind recently John thinks Iron Man, Superman and Batman Begins are the best superhero movies. He declared The Avengers horrible based on only seeing a trailer and banned talk of the Captain America movie because they, “mocked Cap’s uniform.”

  • idleprimate

     yeah, that’s cranky.  and considering the kinds of costume changes comics artists try and sell to try and revive flagging(no pun intended) interest in properties, it’s pot calling kettle black, without even having the excuse film has, that a lot of what works in a drawing looks laughable in live action and absolutely requires adaption.

    come to think of it, even if one is an anal comicsy kind of person, i don’t understand how anyone would have felt there was mocking going on?

    i’m not a big Cap fan, but i thought the film was done well and did an admiral job of making it plausible for live action (other than why they would waste their one super soldier on PR and morale?).

  • Anonymous

    So, it’s named for a Moody Blues album?