Update: XMF confirms that 20th Century Fox registered X-MenDaysOfFuturePast.com and DaysOfFuturePast.com last month. Very interesting!
According to a source at AICN, 20th Century Fox recently registered the title “Days of Future Past” with the MPAA Title Registration Bureau. This is common practice for studios that want to “stake their claims on certain titles that they intend to release and distribute” in the future.
It’s looking likely that X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is the title for 2014′s X-MEN: FIRST CLASS sequel. Or is this for X-MEN 4? Either way it can open up a bunch of possibilities. Marvel Comics’ “Days of Future Past” deals with a dystopian alternative future in which mutants are incarcerated by Sentinels in internment camps. An older Kitty Pryde goes back in time to alert the X-Men of a fatal moment in history which triggers anti-mutant hysteria. (Wiki)
Obviously the story would be adapted to fit with Fox’s movieverse. If they are planning to bring this to the “X-Men” world, it could be a great way to involve the original trilogy cast or give “First Class” a chance to further switch up continuity as alternative universes are showcased.
Producer Lauren Shuler Donner has expressed interest in bringing “Days of Future Past” to the big screen, saying (in 2006) “I’ve always wanted to do ‘Days of Future Past’ and there are just really a lot of stories yet to be told. I wouldn’t rule anything out [...] there are separate stories which were written many, many years ago, that we all love and one day want to make.”
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