X-Men: Days of Future Past plot and character details revealed

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Jul 16, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT (Updated)

We finally know just who (well, almost officially: we’ll still have to wait for this week's Comic-Con for an official confirmation) Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Josh Helman (Jack Reacher) are playing in director Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past.

The Game of Thrones star will play Bolivar Trask—a military scientist who creates the mutant-hunting, freakin' giant robots the Sentinels—while Helman will play the role of a young William Stryker. The character was formerly played by Bryan Cox and Danny Huston in previous X-films.

While Dinklage's casting as Bolivar Trask was generally—though unofficially—known, Helman's was, up till now, still a mystery.

We also know a bit more about the major plot point.

In the 1981 comic book written by Chris Claremont, Kitty Pryde (played by Ellen Page) sends her consciousness back in time to warn the X-Men and stop the assassination of a senator that would set in motion the bleak and grim dystopian future run by Trask’s Sentinels.

The movie takes a slightly different path. According to Vulture:

In Singer's take, Ellen Page returns as Kitty from the Brett Ratner–directed X-Men: The Last Stand, but this time she uses her powers to send Hugh Jackman's Wolverine back into the past, where he encounters the younger mutants played by James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and Michael Fassbender. However, something bad happens to Kitty during the time-travel trance, and while Wolverine is still under her spell, the other X-Men must race to find a mutant who can siphon Kitty's powers and bring their friend back to the future. Could that be the plot development that brings Anna Paquin's power-copying Rogue into the fold once again?

What do you make of the slight twist on the Days of Future Past storyline?

(via Vulture)