X-Men: Days of Future Past

Posted on 05/12/2012 by


So we’ve known for some time they were making a sequel to X-Men: First Class. It’s been given the disturbing? entertaining? kinda freaky? rather suggestive? title Days of Future Past. I have been excited/concerned/waiting to see how it’ll turn out. I mean, it could be good. The last set of X-Men movies only turned to disaster on their third outing so… provisionally hopeful?

Certainly interested to see what they’re going to do in progressing the timeline. Because XM:FC didn’t quite fit into continuity with the  previous set of movies. Which is kind of a shame because while the movies did degenerate in quality Sir Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen were sensational right to the end as Professor X and Magneto. McAvoy and Fassbender did a great job as the younger versions, but, you know…

And then this week Bryan Singer (aka the producer) welcomed Sir Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen to the cast of Days of Future Past. And I went at looked at the IMDB entry, which delightfully lists them along with the core original cast (and Hugh Jackman once again reappearing as Wolverine).

Poster for X-Men: First Class that shows the young Magneto and Professor X (played by Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy) reflected in the water at their feet as their future versions, Magneto and Professor X, complete with cape, helmet and wheelchair respectively.

Is it wrong that at this point I care substantially less what the movie is about and kind of just want to see them on screen together? Plus, there are so many different ways they could play it. They could pretend the continuity is there, they could claim this is a tiny drift toward an alternate universe, get the older versions to try to change the past… they could… ALL THE POSSIBILITIES.

Potential, potential…


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