Potential Plot Details for X-Men: First Class 2 (POTENTIAL SPOILERS)

The Uncanny X-Men Issue 141 Cover ArtThis is a bit reaching, and I’m hesitant to slap it with a SPOILER tag. But just to be absolutely, 100% sure — you know, POTENTIAL SPOILERS and all that.

Anyways, according to the blokes at Harry Knowles’ AICN (h/t Juggernaut), Fox may have just given us a hint as to the general plot of Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming “X-Men: First Class” sequel. How so, you ask? According to the site, 20th Century Fox, the studio behind the “X-Men” movies, has just registered the title “Days of Future Past”, a title from an old story arc from “The Uncanny X-Men” comic book.

So what does that mean, exactly? Glad you asked:

DAYS OF FUTURE PAST was a two-issue story arc of the X-Men comics, published by Marvel in 1981, that dealt with alternative timelines. In an alternative future, mutants were incarcerated in internment camps. However, the Kitty Pryde of that time transfers her mind to the Kitty Pryde of now in order to prevent that from ever happening. The assassination of Senator Robert Kelly by the Brotherhood is what sets off this chain of events, and now with the X-Men made aware of the future, they must try to stop it from happening and… well, it’s almost like BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II, but with mutants.

So there you go. Alternate timelines. Mutants from the future and such.

In the “X-Men” movie universe, Kitty Pryde was a minor character in the first two “X-Men” movies by Bryan Singer, but she got a major upgrade when Ellen Page played her in Brett Ratner’s “X-Men: Last Stand”.

Maybe they can cage Page back … That is, if this turns out to be true. We’ll know for sure when the sequel lands July 18, 2014. Well, we’ll know for sure way before that, I mean. Until then, let the speculation begin!

Ellen Page in X-Men Last Stand (2006) Movie Image



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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    This could be very very cool! However, getting Page back would make no sense as that would be the future for the “First Class” crew. Unless the first class crew goes into the “Near future” of the original X-men franchise.

    • Juggernaut

      I don’t see them bringing Kitty into these films even though she was the central character in this particular story arc. Fox always uses characters out of comic continuity and alter story arcs. Hence hopefully being able to add both Bishop and Cable in one film featuring time travel even though they are from different, alternate realities and futures.
      The most likely candidates to take Kitty’s place would be a newer, future based character like Hope (see my synopsis below). Phoenix aka Rachel Summers (they could even make an amalgam of the two characters). Petra or Sway from Deadly Genesis (since they used one of the characters from that storyline in XMFC) or even a character from the cannon who up until now hasn’t been used on the big screen like Dazzler, Marrow, Husk, Magik, Karma, etc.

  • TotesMagotes

    I really hope this is just a rumor. Adding time travel into a story about a bunch of people with random super powers would complicate things even more.

    • ErickKwon

      Yeah, I forget where I read it, but there’s an unofficial rule/law that points to this pheonomena: introducing an additional unworldly element to an established fantasy world, sort of like aliens in “Indy 4″

  • Juggernaut

    If this rumor turns out to be true here is what I’d love to see:
    Have a fifteen minute prelude;
    (The year 2099)
    A mutant resistance led by Logan (Hugh Jackman in yet another cameo of course!) and his war buddy Cable (Stephen Lang) are on the run from the Sentinels and their commander Ahab. They scurry through the destressed landscape guarding a young girl with auburn hair. Sneaking in the shadows they are suddenly revealed by a blinding spotlight from high above the destroyed skyline. After defeating a handful of the giant, mutant hunting robots Ahab calls for reinforcements. Logan and Cable reach their base, a disheveled bunker with twenty foot steel doorr and procede to hold off the advancing hordes. Inside the XSE officers Shard, Randall, Archer, Malcom and Fitzroy ready Operation Greystone while Bishop (Terry Crewes) readies for his mission. The doors quickly open and violently slam shut. In walks Hope (Molly Quinn), the young mutant girl who was traveling with Logan and Cable. She is ordered by Shard to prepare to enter the chamber that has been constructed by XSE leader Forge (Michael Eklund) and his protege, Fixx (Freida PInto). As they climb atop the teleportation device Ahab and the Sentinel forces overcome Logan and Cable. Other XSE members Trace, Amazon, Hecate, Recoil and Sureshot distract the Sentinels and draw their attention away from Forge’s giant construct long enough for Fixx to initiate the transport sequence. Bishop watches helplessly as the XSE are slaughtered brutally. The last thing he sees before vanishing is his siter’s face as she closes her eyes serenely and is eradicated by a blast from the hand of a towering, metalic bohemeth.
    (Present day 1965)

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      I like this, though sadly if it ever happened all of those character swould be glossed over. And having Bishop AND Cable is like double dipping. And Rachel too. Man every future X-man all in one distopian future. LOL. I do like your casting, though I’d go with Morris Chestnut as Bishop.

      • Juggernaut

        I included different characters from all alternate timelinesto give them all a movie. Time travel in film is kind of a one shot deal. So not to exclude anyone’s favorite they could bring in all of them,. It’s not like Fox hasn’t made drastic changes from the source material before! Lol.
        Also, Chestnut would be a good Bishop. I was going with Crewes for the stature and gruff exterior. Michael Jai White would be cool too.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          Oh I know why you picked Crews, and I almost put down White too. I actually think he’d be great in the part. He’d be Jax with powers.

  • Juggernaut

    The wanted poster in the background would be an awesome easter egg moment too!

  • LionHeart

    >has just registered the title “Days of Future Past”

    Oh God no!

  • Lexavi80

    Haven’t read the story yet, but I vividly remember the TV version of Days of Future Past on the X-Men TV Show back in the 90′s, and I remember is one of my all time favorite episodes ever!

    And even makes sense! An older Wolverine is a small but important part of the story, and they introduced Bishop here (at least to me).

    If this comes to pass… color me excited!

  • ErickKwon

    Since the “First Class” movies are already casting aside Fox’s movie continuity as well as official Marvel canon, why not amp up the anti-mutant hysteria angle and intro Fox’s version of Bolivar Trask and the Sentinels? The Danger Room sequence in “X-3″ was such a fucking tease.

    • Juggernaut

      First Class has not cast aside its ties to the first three X films. They used the images of Patrick Stewart’s Professor X and Ian McKellan’s Magneto in the promotional material and have all of the past characters used in the Cerebro Mutant Finder extra on the Blu Ray. That being said. A young Trask and Sentinels would be pertinent if the DOFP story arc does happen.

      • ErickKwon

        Leaving Xavier in the wheelchair at the end of the first movie seemed to point to a break from Fox continuity, which I have no problem with. However, considering how many times he’s been bound and unbound to the chair in the books (not to mention furry/not-furry Hank McCoy), I suppose it could be worked in somehow. And the presence of a threat like the Sentinels could easily justify Magneto and Prof X joining forces in a “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” dynamic.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          When has Hank lost his fur since he got it? I mean it’s changed color, and he’s gotten more feline like, but since the initial change he’s been a furball the whole time. Thing has gone back and forth but not Beast.

          • Juggernaut

            Agreed.

          • ErickKwon

            I’m going way way back, but I recall early on in the run of “X-Factor” in 1985/1986, he went back to the bigfooted version. However, I don’t remember how long he was in that state before mutatiing again.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            It is possible but I could’ve sworn he was furry Beast the whole time in X-factor. But strangely now that you say it I think I remember seeing him in his X-factor gear and not furry. But it really wasn’t something that lasted long at all.

          • Juggernaut

            Oh yeah. You’re right. Back when Iceman was wearing the inhibitor belt. That was my favorite look for Iceman. You could see the “X” outfit under his ice shell. Very cool!

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            yup that’s it! then he had the garish brown that clahed with his blue fur!

        • Juggernaut

          Fox’s continuity is all over the place no argument there. However, they are still counting First Class amongst the entire X film franchise (for now. They may decide upon writing the script for this or future sequels to First Class to do away with the ties to the first three movies.) hence not using the actual “First Class” (Cyclops, Jean, Angel, Iceman and Beast) because those characters have been used and changed from the original material in the previous films. This time travel stuff could actually do them a huge favor by clearing up the continuity problems. I hope that they do DOFP and do it justice. Not to say that they have to adapt it word for word but making alterations for the film universe that make sense and incorporate cool characters and scenarios.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Exactly. With the way tehy have messed with things, pretty much anything can happen.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Agreed!!

  • Hammerhand

    Senator Kelly was alive and well in the first film. They can’t assasinate him in First class two, or second class or you know whatever!