How Can DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Take Place As Duel Sequel?

Idea hit my mind after going through comments in various forums and this site. DOFP can be an amazing movie if Fox is able to pull of the duel sequel idea. Here is how Days of the future past can serve as a sequel for the first trilogy as well as First Class too.

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By RedSkull667 - 10/30/2012

Days of the future past will take place between two timelines. The main timeline being current First Class timeline where Xavier and Magneto have just parted their ways and then there is a post apocalyptic timeline which is likely to be ruled by Sentinels. Here is how the duel trilogy’s idea starts.

1. What happened after X-Men 3: To be honest before I joined this site I liked X-Men 3 but public opinion forced me to change my mind. By the time X-Men 3 ends Cyclops is dead, Jean is dead, Magneto and Mystique have lost their powers, Logan returns back to Canada and Charles Xavier’s consciousness is transferred in another man’s body after his death, this is quite a shitty future and not what the Xavier of X-Men First Class dreamt of. With no one to lead X-Men bad forces come out in open, let it be Apocalypse or Stryker’s Sentinel project. After things get out of hands and with a total destruction the need to warn someone in the past is the thing post X-Men 3 remaining mutants need to do.



2. Xavier’s Death: When Jean disintegrates Xavier, he transfers his sub consciousness in mind of another patient. If you try to look in where his consciousness in between of the film then there are three possibilities. A) At the island watching the battle or helping somehow. B) Accidentally having a glimpse in the horrible future and then C) going back to meet a young Xavier to warn him, or may be when Jean was disintegrating him gave a glimpse of the future that made him travel in the past. If DOFP goes through this route it can save a lot of trouble of setting the story.

3. Moira: In X-Men first class timeline Moira works as a spy in a society which is still not open with females having a lot of freedom in working alongside men, by the end of the movie she even gets a demotion. What happens to Moira’s career and struggle is finally seen in end credits of X-Men 3 where she is now working as a doctor or something like that. Days of the future past can give us more glimpses in the life of Moira.



4. Jean Gray and Cyclops: They are yet to be introduced current timeline and Jean may serve as a reason why Magneto and Charles reunited in the first place repeating the scene from X-men 3 as an easter egg.

5. William Stryker and Senator Kelly: Stryker had a cameo in First Class. He clearly comes a long way in his career in X-Men original trilogy. He has a mutant son born in First Class timeline and wreaks havoc in first trilogy’s timeline at a point. We don’t see him dying by the end of X-Men 2 but whatever insult and humiliation he goes through in that movie mast have pushed him towards unleashing the sentinel project.
In original Trilogy universe Senator Kelly is dead, another push that in DOFP storyline started the Sentinel project in the first place. X-Men first class may change this a bit with linking it to some historical event but that doesn’t mean there are no chances to meet a Robert Kelly who is on a start of his career.

6. What happened to Wolverine: Another question whether we’ll see Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in this sequel, if he joins it can show what happened after he left X-Men and returned to Canada. Is he alive in that timeline or among other casualties or maybe we get to see a Logan returning from War in First Class’s timeline getting another cameo.



Days of Future Past timeline is a spot which can give Fox a lot of advantage and opportunities to fix a lot of errors and issues and a good filmmaker will make use of it. You don’t even need the old cast to set into the alternate timeline, all you need is some posters or some gravestones or may be a mutant breaking into Xavier’s school and running a past trilogy’s video feed having some flashback scenes and go ahead with story.
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TheFirstAvenger97 - 10/30/2012, 9:24 AM
Pretty good ideas.
Spideyguy94 - 10/30/2012, 9:59 AM
I like some of your ideas here specifically the xavier one, but the Stryker we seen in first class was Williams dad.
dezdigi - 10/30/2012, 10:14 AM
I really hope they can tie the two together, that would be epic. I just hope the title isn't misleading. It would really suck if they only hinted at the idea of sentinels and didn't really use them.
Rohit9876 - 10/30/2012, 11:15 AM
amazing idea..bryan singer or who ever is directing it should read this..
EdgyOutsider - 10/30/2012, 11:18 AM
I feel your first point is your strongest. I think X-Men: Days of Future Past can be a film to fix the continuity and avoid the future of X3. I am a fan of the X-Men trilogy, while it does get harder to watch X-Men: The Last Stand, it's still decent and I think it has the best of intentions but ultimately fails. I think Last Stand is the biggest fault in the series but also can redeem the franchise at the same time all because of Days of Future Past.
megabatfan - 10/30/2012, 12:20 PM
Without even reading this editorial, judging from its title i'll say u hit the nail on the head... X:DOFP serving as a sequel to both X3 & X:FC. Now, onto reading the article...
BarnaclePete - 10/30/2012, 12:33 PM
You changed your opinion on a movie because other people dislike it? Brutal. If you like something, stick by it, shouldn't let other's opinions change that.
Bane2099 - 10/30/2012, 1:27 PM
U mentioned about the scene in X3 with Xavier and Magneto going to see a young jean as an easter egg that we could possibly see this repeat itself in a future film, but unfortunately First Class already shot down any chance of that. In the scene when meeting young Jean, its clear that Xavier is still able to walk when by the end of First Class he's already paralyzed.
95 - 10/30/2012, 4:26 PM
Point (#1) is something I have thought about as well. So yes, I completely agree. It makes the previous films "experiments", and establishes the "apocalyptic future" that has existed in Age Of Apocalypse alternate reality. Days Of Future Past is a unique opportunity, it may very well be our first X-Men film.

Rather than portraying social and civil tensions through rioting humans or oppressive politicians, the Sentinels are the greater manifestation of the mutants struggles. We need to put them on screen, and we've received five films without them.

Good points.
RedSkull667 - 10/30/2012, 6:19 PM
@Bane2099

How about making it a First Class flashback. Xavier and Magneto visiting Gray's house while recruiting other Mutants
It would be interesting, I find it a pivotal scene in X movies like the one where Young Magneto discovers his powers in Nazi Camp.
Ghostt - 10/30/2012, 7:56 PM
Wolverine is an important part of Dofp, do they plan on doing this without him?
koolaidbag - 10/31/2012, 10:52 AM
Well, I love most of it, but there are problems...the stryker in first class is the father of William from origins, and x2, and the wolverine is set after x3, and puts him in japan so he would be in japan not Canada. Other then that nice job.
koolaidbag - 10/31/2012, 10:53 AM
And did you make that poster, its amazing.
PeterParker1991 - 12/27/2012, 2:44 PM
Nice poster. As much as I'd love to see the original cast I agree that having a poster of the original cast will save time in setting the story. Otherwise I feel like there'll be too many characters in the movie unless its split into multiple parts

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