In an interview with IGN director Bryan Singer revealed the title of the new X-Men film. The sequel will be called X-Men: Days of the Future Past, quite a mouthful. The title has been speculated since the release of the excellent return to the X-Men universe and a few months back 20th century fox brought the rights to the name and the comic book. Singer also reveals that the script has been written and shooting is to start sometime in the next few months. All exciting news for fan boys and film lovers.
What is the story in the comic book Days of Future Past? Well the story is set in two different time lines, the first is in the present in which the X-Men fight the Brotherhood. And a future timeline that stems from the X-Men's failure to stop the Brotherhood from killing senator Robert Kelly. The future is controlled by Sentinels, giant mutant hunting robots, and all mutants live in internment camps. The story is very complex with jumps from the past to the future and vice versa, so it will be interesting to see how Singer and director Matthew Vaughan will bring it to life on the screen. However it is difficult to see the character of Senator Kelly making a reappearance in the story after he featured heavily in the first X-Men film. My guess is they will go for a more historically accurate event, much like that of the Cuban Missile Crisis in First class, possibly the assassination of JFK. This event could have been triggered by Magneto's brotherhood causing serious repercussions for mutants in the future. After all in his interview with IGN Singer did state that there would be very new things in the story as well. Its all very exciting and with all the case reprising their roles, and hopefully a few new ones coming in, Days of Future Past is set to be one hell of a film.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to open on the 17th of July.