Film & TV

‘X-Men: First Class’ Sequel Adds Tantalizing Subtitle, Oodles of Potential

Film & TV

‘X-Men: First Class’ Sequel Adds Tantalizing Subtitle, Oodles of Potential

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It’s okay to be sick of superhero movies; to pine for a time when America could work out its emotions with art that didn’t consist of dudes punching each other. That said, the next X-Men movie could be really, really cool, you guys. Producer Bryan Singer just announced that the full title of the sequel to last year’s X-Men: First Class will be X-Men: Days of Future Past, stealing a phrase from one of the most famous comic book stories of all-time.

“It’s being written now and it starts shooting in a few months… It’s going to be very ambitious,” Singer said in interview. “It’s called Days of Future Past, and it deals with aspects of that comic but also some new things. I just don’t want to give anything away.” I’ll restrain the raging comics in me to summarize this quickly, but the original storyline involves a dystopian future in which everything has gone to shit and a time-traveler who goes to the past to fix things. Which, yeah, it’s a little bit of sci-fi goofery, but trust me when I say it plays out really nicely, at least by comic book standards. A tentative 2014 release date has been set.