Which 'X-MEN' Team Moves Forward In A Sequel To 'DAYS OF FUTURE PAST'?

A producer on both "The Wolverine" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" was on hand at the former's UK premiere to confirm that Wolverine is in "Days of Future Past" from start to finish. He also addressed whether the original team or "First Class" moves forward in a potential sequel.

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By Mark Julian - 7/17/2013
Red Carpet News TV· caught up with "The Wolverine" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" producer Hutch Parker at the UK premiere for "The Wolverine" and asked just how much of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) will fans be seeing in "Days of Future Past." His reply was short but very telling, stating, "He's in it from stem to stern."

Another interesting topic broached was the question of which group of actors moves forward in a potential sequel, the original 2000 "X-Men" cast or 2011's "X-Men: First Class" ensemble? Said Parker, "I think what's exciting is that it can be both. I think the nature of this project is that they intersect and the legacy can be unique and different for both casts, together and separately. There's a tremendous amount of opportunity that comes out of it." Perhaps the two groups each go their separate ways for further installments separately then come back together again for another time-travel piece? That strategy works for Marvel, right?





"Days of Future Past" is a popular storyline in the Marvel Comics comic book The Uncanny X-Men issues #141 and #142, published in 1981. It deals with a dystopian alternative future in which mutants are incarcerated in internment camps. An adult Kate Pryde transfers her mind into her younger self, the present-day Kitty Pryde, who brings the X-Men to prevent a fatal moment in history which triggers anti-mutant hysteria.

The upcoming sequel to X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: First Class is officially titled X-Men: Days of Future Past and will be directed by Bryan Singer, director of the first two X-Men films. Several actors from the past of the franchise are confirmed to return, including Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Halle Berry (Storm), Ian McKellen (Magneto), Patrick Stewart (Professor X), Anna Paquin (Rogue), Shawn Ashmore (Iceman), Ellen Page (Shadowcat), Daniel Cudmore (Colossus), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), and James McAvoy (Professor X). Newcomers Peter Dinklage (Trask) and Omar Sy (Bishop) have also joined the cast along with Fan Bingbing (Blink), Booboo Stewart (Warpath) and Evan Peters(Quicksilver)."


Running Time: Filming in progress
Release Date: July 18, 2014
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Written by: Matthew Vaughn (screenplay) Simon Kinberg (screenplay) Chris Claremont(comic book) John Byrne(comic book)

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ohsoserious - 7/17/2013, 8:46 PM
Lets just keep it to first class cause that was the best in the whole franchise.
Franshu - 7/17/2013, 8:52 PM
Actually, only the first class team could move forward in the sequel, plot-wise, because of the changes in time their actions in their present (the other team's past) would cause in their future.
PeterDarker - 7/17/2013, 8:58 PM
What a shit storm. It would be laughable if it didn't make me want to cry.
Swiftsword777 - 7/17/2013, 8:58 PM
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ChanceX74 - 7/17/2013, 8:59 PM
In other words... Post DoFP is going to be a mess.
KingPatel - 7/17/2013, 9:00 PM
I don't care how many times we see him, I'll never get tired of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.
SuperiorMrGod - 7/17/2013, 9:01 PM
:)
acidbath - 7/17/2013, 9:01 PM
no not actually franshu the team would still exist in the future the timeline would just be altered ie. yay x3 never existed everyone now we can have a phoenix saga that isn't gay as [frick]
acidbath - 7/17/2013, 9:02 PM
why am i explaining time travel dynamics to a fellow comic book fan?
ATrueHero1987 - 7/17/2013, 9:03 PM
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StarkRaving - 7/17/2013, 9:03 PM
PeterDarker, what on earth are you talking about?
acidbath - 7/17/2013, 9:07 PM
probably the shitstorm that dofp sounds like it will be. i loved x one and two and first class each in it's own way but lets face it there are worries to be had about the amount of characters and the amount of shit to be had with shoving this much in one film. dofp should have been a three movie affair...it would be like doing civil war in one movie it just cannot be great...possible and even slightly enjoyable but a cluster[frick] none the less
CharlesLord - 7/17/2013, 9:08 PM
Morbius - 7/17/2013, 9:09 PM
Is it bad that I want both????
bretticus21 - 7/17/2013, 9:09 PM
@mindriot Exactly! Don't keep bitching about stupid stuff and just don't see the movie. Personally, I can't wait as I was just a wee child when the first X-men movie came out. People forget, but this helped revolutionize comic book movies today. This is a very nostalgic moment for many of us X-men fans.
Jhuntdaprodigy - 7/17/2013, 9:10 PM
After Days Of Future Past, I really want to finally see a proper X-Men 4, even if they don't title it that. If Singer's worth his salt, Cyclops' death will be retconned in Days Of Future Past, and the Professor and he will be alive and well in X-Men 4. I hope Cyclops will then be portrayed as the badass leader we all know he is capable of being, but wasn't allowed to be by Singer in the first 3 films. There needs to be at least two more movies with the modern day X-Men facing Mr. Sinister and Apocalypse respectively. Hell, Apocalyspe could potentially call for another First Class/Modern Day crossover. Because I know they'll continue with First Class, they're not gonna give up the starpower of Fassbender, McAvoy, and Jennifer Lawrence for anything, nor do I think they should.
LucasMend - 7/17/2013, 9:13 PM
I'm done with Wolverine srsly. Fox is just milking the cow as long as they can. That's getting annoying
acidbath - 7/17/2013, 9:14 PM
am i the only one who hopes for an age of apocalypse movie? is that too much to ask for. [frick]ing animated even would make me oh so happy.
GliderMan - 7/17/2013, 9:17 PM
I always thought it'd be cool if Cyclops came back in an X-Force movie, since they're like a black ops team, and we all know the gov't likes to hide things..

The way I see it, they should build up to X-Force. Have Apocalypse as a background villain in First Class 3, have a Deadpool movie, and then an X-Force movie with Apocalypse as the main villain and a team with Cyclops, Deadpool, Daniel Cudmore's character and what have you.
PeterBenjaminParker - 7/17/2013, 9:21 PM
How about you show us more of the older characters we know nothing about, before introducing new characters we will most likely know nothing about?
GliderMan - 7/17/2013, 9:26 PM
I don't have dissatisfaction. I don't whine like a bitch when I don't get what I want. I--get this--enjoy the movie.
acidbath - 7/17/2013, 9:32 PM
remy i agreee hole heartedly....however that being said i love that guys suggestion at giving another movie money and sneaking in i'll also be employing this strategy
acidbath - 7/17/2013, 9:33 PM
what am i saying i am banging the manager at one of the theatre's here in town behind her husbands back ...i won't sneak into shit i'll use her employee discount as usual and walk in with free pop and snacks
GliderMan - 7/17/2013, 9:33 PM
@TheRealRemyLebeau makes you sick? I'd say you might be a bit obsessed with fiction, friend.
acidbath - 7/17/2013, 9:35 PM
and who doesn't like a little work while patching things together
continuezero - 7/17/2013, 9:38 PM
@Franshu If they change the events of the future cast then it gives them their reset event like in Star Trek which could allow all the events of the first 3 movies to be erased. The cast could move forward in the alternate timeline.
ClobberPot - 7/17/2013, 9:38 PM
If they had stayed closer to the source material in the first place, X-Men movies would have been bigger than The Avengers for years now...
faver - 7/17/2013, 9:38 PM
Since they announced this film I assumed that it would end up creating two timelines:

*The First Class team could have more sequels and introduce younger versions of Scott and Jean, with McAvoy and Fassbender taking a step back and being less involved in the action .I don't see any of them coming back for a main role for a fourth film but a supporting role, like Sam Jackson in the MCU, could work. Also, DOFP could free them of the constraints of the original trilogy events.

*The Future team could have more futuristic/Apocalyptic stories. Establish first that the timelines are now separate and won't really affect each other (in order to, for example, introduce prototype sentinels in First Class without creating inconsistencies with this timeline). And then maybe reshape the future to bring back Scott and/or Jean and only delay the inevitable. Apocalypse could appear in any of the timelines, but I see him more as a villain for the older team. Cable could feature too.
willyp7257 - 7/17/2013, 9:39 PM
That's pretty awesome. Forget what yall saying, im looking forward to this. Some people can never be happy.
Inhuman - 7/17/2013, 9:39 PM
The best way to do this is to have Logan from The Wolverine time travel back in time to Days Of Future Past which would mean that all the X-Men movies we have seen throughout the years actually are from an alternate timeline and that frees up the X-Men series from continuity issues. Alternate timelines share the same events as a canon timeline up to a point and then the two timelines break apart and do there own thing. This method would completely fix all the continuity issues. X1 and X2 would be the only movies that share the same events in both continuities. Best way to describe it is this...

ALTERNATE TIMELINE
*x-men origins, x1, x2, the last stand, the wolverine*

{Logan time travels at the end of the wolverine to canon timeline]

CANON TIMELINE
*first class, days of future past, x1, x2*

Best part about this is that Singer can do a true sequel to X2 and nobody would be dead and he can use the fire phoenix like he wanted to before he left.
AJST1987 - 7/17/2013, 9:39 PM
I say just reboot the franchise just as FOX is doing with the Fantastic Four. That way, it's a fresh start for both and will be able to coincide more within the universe. Not to mention, we won't have to have that horrible continuity that we have now. (ex. Emma in Wolverine Origins, and THEN in First Class. Smh).

They can start fresh and hopefully not make anymore careless mess ups again. Then again...this is FOX.
tazmaniak - 7/17/2013, 9:42 PM
I'm very interested to see how DOFP turns out. It will be the very first Fox X-Men movie, or any Fox Marvel movie, produced without the input of Tom Rothman. Rothman was the president and later Chairman/CEO of Fox since 1996. He was notorious for interfering creatively with all Fox movies from that point and even taking over production after dismissing directors on occasion. He is widely held responsible for the poor decisions that have been made during the X-Men franchise, especially The Last Stand and Origins, as well as the Die Hard series, Hitman, LXG and others.

He's almost single-handedly the reason Fox developed a notoriously bad reputation regarding genre movie-making, most notably in regards to superhero franchises. Before he took over, Fox had built a good reputation by distributing or producing franchises like Star Wars, Alien, Predator and Die Hard, among others. But once Riothman took over, their reputation eventually went to hell.

He finally resigned last year and exited the company in January, before DOFP went into production. So, I'm looking forward to seeing how things change with him no longer there. How X-Men and other movies fare from this point on. If Fox can repair 16 years of damage to their reputation and their franchises.

I'm anticipating DOFP being the most creative entry in the franchise. Hopefully.
Inhuman - 7/17/2013, 9:48 PM
Simple fix.... Origins, X1, X2, The Last Stand, The Wolverine are from an alternate timeline. Logan time travels back in time to canon/bryan singer timeline. Saves the day and travels back to alternate timeline and Marvel closes the door on that alternate timeline forever. The canon/singer timeline is continued to be produced with First Class 3 and X-Men 3 picking up right after X2. BAM Im a genius
acidbath - 7/17/2013, 9:51 PM
yes Khan they should be ballsy and have a character who is only known to hardcore xmen fans be the main protagonist when they can't even get regular xmen movies right. You realize it's more likely they would have him in an xmen movie and turn him into a womanizing bigot right?
Sosa4693 - 7/17/2013, 9:52 PM
the truth is the mainstream movie going audience can give a rat's ass about x-men characters other than wolverine
Inhuman - 7/17/2013, 9:52 PM
ALTERNATE TIMELINE
Origins: Wolverine, X1, X2, The Last Stand, The Wolverine

PRESENT TIMELINE
First Class, Days Of Future Past, First Class 3, X1, X2, X3

*X1 and X2 share the same events in both timelines but the difference is what happens before X1 and after X2 that make the two timelines different. Also in the present timeline Deadpool is actually Deadpool and not the shitty Deadpool from the alternate timeline with powers.
bretticus21 - 7/17/2013, 9:53 PM
@darthking You win the biggest troll award. Yes, you're quite the obnoxious (attention seeking, I might add) individual to grace these discussions. You really should apply for a real job.
GliderMan - 7/17/2013, 10:19 PM
I CAN'T FIND MY FUDGE. DAMMIT SINGER.
Jollem - 7/17/2013, 10:28 PM
yay x-men
lvcl - 7/17/2013, 10:30 PM
Which X-Men Team?
I still don´t know which one is the "Team" that we have 7 movies later

Just the Wolverine and the FoX-Men
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