January 29, 2013

X-Men: Days of Future Past update (and is First Class director a Kennedy assassination conspiracy theorist?)

A couple days ago we filled you in on who's in for what is sure to be THE film event of 2014; now, Newsarama has still more details. For one, it seems at this point that Famke Janssen (Jean Grey) and January Jones (Emma Frost) won't be in the flick.

The plot looks to follow the comicbook story (Uncanny X-Men #s 141 and 142) pretty closely. Director Bryan Singer says that

"It has a lot of aspects of the comic. The actual comic of Days Of Future Past had a whole ton of stuff going on, so itís like any of these things; you have to distill it. But I think the fans will be pleased that some of the most exciting parts of Days Of Future Past are going to be connected to this movie.

It sounds like it would be easy enough to have several "contemporary" X-Men (those from the first three X-films) portray those in the dystopian timeline -- the necessary Kitty Pryde being one of these) -- and then use the method to contact the past (to hopefully alter the timeline) as seen in the comic (Pryde exchanges consciousness with her younger self). Also, look for the giant robot Sentinels to play a big role (as they do in the comics).

Interestingly, X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn briefly spoke about that film's upcoming sequel:

"I've got some ideas for the opening for the next film," Vaughn said. "I thought it would be fun to open with the Kennedy Assassination, and we reveal that the magic bullet was controlled by Magneto. That would explain the physics of it, and we see that he's pissed off because Kennedy took all the credit for saving the world and mutants weren't even mentioned."

Hmm, I know that Kennedy Trutherism is probably one of the most acceptable conspiracy theories to believe in, but sheesh. At any rate, Newsarama's Albert Ching posits: "Could it be that it's not Robert Kelly's assassination that the X-Men are trying to foil (as in the comics), but rather a much less fictional politician (Kennedy)?"

Very interesting indeed!

Posted by Hube at January 29, 2013 03:36 PM | TrackBack

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Actually that would be quite fitting given the first film's 1960s setting... and it also makes sense that Jean wouldn't be in it because she was technically dead at the time of the original story. They could always recast her, I suppose, but I doubt they'll do that.

Posted by: Carl at January 29, 2013 03:42 PM

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