Why Days of Future Past promises to be 'X-Men meets Terminator'

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Dec 17, 2012

We'd already heard rumblings that the X-Men: First Class sequel Days of Future Past would mine the excellent 1980s comic storyline of the same name, and now we have a few more precious details about what's coming. How does "X-Men meets Terminator" sound?

Comic writer Mark Millar has recently taken on a Joss Whedon-esque role of creative consultant for the Marvel properties under 20th Century Fox, and he chatted with SFX about the eagerly anticipated sequel, which we'd already heard would likely feature time travel and a post-apocalyptic storyline.

Digital Spy pulled some choice excerpts from the interview, which is filled with some juicy hints:

"[Director Matthew] Vaughn is going for a big sci-fi style thing with X-Men: Days of Future Past."

"You've got robots, you've got time travel, you've got superheroes -- it's got everything in one film ... [like] X-Men meets The Terminator".

"Cost-wise it's going to go up, and ambitious-wise it's gone up. But Vaughn can handle it. Vaughn made Kick-Ass for $28 million."

Got to admit, that does sound pretty awesome. If they can combine the nuance of First Class with the epic scope of the Days of Future Past comic, this could be a killer film.

It's also a good thing that Vaughn (X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass) came back for the sequel, which should help keep all the fantastic elements grounded in his trademark style.

I think we all remember the rush job that was X-Men: The Last Stand, which brought in Brett Ratner to follow up Bryan Singer's stellar first two X-Men films. Here's hoping Fox has learned that if a director is doing a good job with a property, it's best to keep him happy and keep him on it.

What do you think? Is this the First Class sequel you want to see?

(Digital Spy via SFX)

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