The title has been rumored for a while now, but now it’s official - producer Bryan Singer has confirmed that the much-anticipated sequel to X-Men: First Class will be titled X-Men: Days of Future Past.
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Speaking to IGN, Singer confirmed the title, whilst also suggesting that fans can expect a loose adaptation of the classic 1981 story:
“It’s going to be very ambitious. It’s called ‘Days of Future Past.’ It deals with aspects of that comic, but also some very new things — I just don’t want to give any of it away.”
It also appears that Fox are looking to expand on their X-Men film franchise, in a manner similar to the approach taken by Marvel Studios:
“I think there’s a strong desire to broaden out the universe. I mean, the X-Men Universe is every bit, on its own, as big as the Marvel Universe, and I think it’s time to reach out and explore it, and perhaps even bring some connectivity between the films — as Marvel has done so well.”
It all sounds very good, but I hope that this doesn’t mean similar projects to the cameo-fest that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine. If Fox is planning on doing something similar to Marvel Studios, then please, keep it streamlined and focused. Also, a more faithful adaptation of characters would be nice.
Saying that First Class was a fine return to form X-Men wise for Fox, so I’m not too concerned by plans of branching out. Just a bit cautious.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is scheduled to open in theaters July 18, 2014.