We don’t know much about the sequel to X-Men: First Class, just that it is going to be directed by Matthew Vaughn and it is set for a release of July 18th, 2014. That is, until today. AICN is reporting that FOX has registered a movie title with the MPAA: Days Of Future Past.
To be honest, we don’t know if this is even tied to the X-Men film, but we are hoping it is, as it is the same name as one of the greatest stories in X-Men History.
Here’s the quickie version C/O Wikipedia:
The storyline alternates between present day, in which the X-Men fight Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline caused by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. In this future universe, Sentinels rule the United States, and mutants live in internment camps. The present-day X-Men are forewarned of the possible future by a future version of their teammate Kitty Pryde, whose mind traveled back in time and possessed her younger self to warn the X-Men. She succeeds in her mission and returns to the future, but despite her success, the future timeline still exists as an alternative timeline rather than as the actual future.
They could use this for the sequel… or they could also use it as a new direction for the original X-Men series… Or we could just be wrong.