Bryan Singer Confirms The X-Men: First Class Sequel Will be Called Days of Future Past

Uncanny X-Men Days of Future Past Comic CoverI guess we can now stop calling Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming “X-Men: First Class” sequel “X-Men: First Class 2″, because it’s now gotten an official subtitle: “Days of Future Past”. That’s the word from the film’s producer Bryan Singer himself, so you can take it to the bank. If, you know, you have a bank account. I mean, if you don’t, nevermind.

A subtitle for the film isn’t just for the sake of having a subtitle — it also provides a clear path to the sequel’s possible plot. In this case, the “Days of Future Past” story arc.

So, what’s is it? Well, “Days of Future Past” is a well-regarded storyline from the “X-Men” comic books written/drawn by the duo of Chris Claremont and John Byrne in the early ’80s. It’s set in a near future where all mutants have been rounded up and put in internment camps after the assassination of a powerful politician by mutant bad guys. It’s up to future mutant Kitty Pryde, who projects her mind into the past, where she takes over her younger self in order to convince the present X-Men to save the future, something that pits them against, one presumes, Magneto’s Brotherhood of (Evil) Mutants.

Kitty Pryde last appeared in Brett Ratner’s “X-Men: Last Stand”, where she was played by Ellen Page. (She also appeared briefly in the two previous installments, both times played by different actresses.) The character had the ability to “phase” herself or anything she touches through other solid objects.

But hey, don’t take my word for it, here’s Singer himself:

Via : IGN