Fox is set to make big announcements at Comic-Con in a few days, and there will be an X-Men panel where some of what we have for you today, will be revealed. However, it turns out that Vulture could not wait for the panel, and have done some digging themselves and found out some rather interesting news about Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.
If you are not interested in plot details or new characters, then do not read on!
Firstly the new possible plot details. Now, in the Days of Future Past comic, it is Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) who travels back in time to warn the mutants of the past of the dangers of the future. Pryde lives in a world run by Sentinels, and the mutants have pretty much been wiped out, or are held in prison camps. Pryde uses her powers to send her consciousness back to the past, to her younger self so she can warn the other mutants that a assassination attempt will trigger off the creation of the Sentinels. For those who don’t know, Sentinels are giant robots programmed with one order, to hunt down mutants.
However, according to Vulture, Singer is mixing up the story a little with his film, and he intends to send The Wolverine (High Jackman) back in time instead, with the help of Pryde’s powers. Something goes wrong, and according to Vulture “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?”
So, while that is all very interesting stuff, Vulture also believes they have found out who two mysterious actors will now be playing.
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) joined the cast some time ago, and there was a ton of speculation as to who he might be playing, but Vulture reports that Dinklage will be playing Bolivar Trask. Early speculation was that Dinklage would indeed be playing Trask, and it would appear that those rumours were correct. Trask is one of the stories chief villains, the man who created the Sentinels. Dinklage will be appearing in the future parts of the film, alongside Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore and Shawn Ashmore.
A few weeks ago Australian actor Josh Helman (The Pacific) joined the cast, and the initial thinking was that he would only be on set for a short while. Now it turns out that he will be around for much longer as his role has been revealed as a younger version of William Stryker, one of the villains from X2. In X2, Brian Cox played William Stryker, a rabid anti-mutant soldier. The younger version of Styker was actually mentioned briefly in First Class when Xavier (McAvoy) was proving his telekinetic abilities to William’s father at the CIA.
Expect much more on X-Men: Days of Future Past over the next few days as Comic-Con gets into full swing tomorrow.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is expected to arrive in cinemas 18th July 2014.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is being written by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn and will see the newly formed titular team working to prevent an alternate future where mutants are hunted by giant machines called The Sentinels.
It follows the 1980s’ comic storyline written by Chris Claremont that alternates between a present day battle against the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline where an assassination of a government official has led to Sentinels roaming the land and mutants held prisoner in internment camps.
The cast for X-Men: Days of Future Past includes: Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore, Daniel Cudmore, Josh Helman, Fan Bingbing and Booboo Stewart.