We’ve heard the rumors, seen the commercials, the websites, but now let’s read between the lines and figure out what it all means? What is X-Men: Days of Future Past going to bring us when it releases in Summer 2014? Here’s what we know…
The IMDb website tells us that the plot involves the X-Men of the future sending Wolverine to the past to change a major historical event that could globally impact man and mutant kind.
We know looking at the cast that we are going to get treated to an unprecedented conglomeration of X-men both young and old. This obviously tells us that the film will involve scenes from both a future universe and the past. That we will see a dismal and dark future for mutants and an attempt made to possibly change that future by possibly altering events in the past.
TRASK INDUSTRIES COMPANY SITE
We know looking at this amazingly designed company website for Trask Industries (By the way, the marketing group promoting this film are going balls to wall with this one…), that actor Peter Dinklage (of Game of Thrones fame…) will be playing the pivotal role of Bolivar Trask, the Founder of Trask Industries. We can also conclude from this page, that since the footage is dated 1971, that the story will more than likely focus a great deal on a young, up-and-coming Trask and more than likely, the younger generation of X-Men.
There is a stirring and emotional commercial being pushed out by Trask Industries, that again, clearly helps us understand and began to craft together just how ruthless and at what lengths this company may be capable of going to protect human kind from mutants. Question is, will they go as far as dispatching an army of ruthless, monstrous mechanical killing machines against all mutant kind? The posters, the videos, the entire posture of Trask Industries gives us an emphatic YES!
HAVE WE SEEN THIS BEFORE?
It is said that X-Men: Days of Future Past will be based on the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline, where a future Kitty Pryde’s mind is sent back in time into her younger body, so she can warn the X-Men about an assassination that will lead to a dystopian future ruled by Sentinels. At Comic-Con it was confirmed Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) would be the one who is sent back in time, as we have also seen in post-credit action after the recently released The Wolverine.
Bryan Singer also reveals additional storyline in his interview on Collider.com, where he goes into more explanation with regards to how this film fits in the X-Men universe timeline:
“I’d say it’s not a sequel to one of the others. It’s an inbetwequel — that’s what I call it, for lack of a better word. It takes place about ten years, give or take, after X-Men 3; and in the past it takes place about ten years after First Class.”
The news and rumor train are constantly being updated and information is leaking from all seams, so much so that it may be difficult to keep up. What we do know after seeing what we’ve seen thus far, is that the promo for X-Men: Days of Future Past will probably dwarf any such promotional efforts dedicated for previous X-Men films. Fingers crossed that it exceeds the hype!!
If you have any news, heard or seen anything more on X-Men: Days of Future Past, please let us know in the comments below. We’d love to stay on top of this as best we could!