EXCLUSIVE: Days of Future Past creator Chris Claremont on the story's origin and Kitty Pryde vs. Wolverine

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Jul 4, 2015, 11:57 AM EDT (Updated)

Comics legend Chris Claremont has had a long and storied writing career, but he's perhaps best known for his work on X-Men. During his tenure, the property became one of the hottest titles in comics and featured such classic storylines as the Dark Phoenix Saga and Days of Future Past ... which, as you might be aware, has now gotten the major motion picture treatment. 

As his creation gets ready to hit the silver screen in its adapted form, we caught up with Claremont for a far-reaching interview on his X-Men work, what it was like to push the limits of the Comics Code, and how feels about seeing his characters on the big screen.

In Part 1, Claremont discusses the origin of the Days of Future Past storyline and the prominence of the Sentinels as an enemy to mutantkind:

In part 2, we talk about changes between the comic and film versions of Days of Future Past, and why he thinks it was a smart move to replace Kitty Pryde with Wolverine as the story's main protagonist:

What do you think of Chris Claremont's take on the X-Men films? Do you think his work on the series has stood the test of time? Let us know in the comments!

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