Those familiar with the Days of Future Past X-Men comic will know the plot alternates between the present, and a future timeline where Sentinels rule the United States and mutants live in internment camps.
Fans will be happy to know 20th Century Fox and Matthew Vaughn will be borrowing the main elements from the story, as new creative consultant Mark Millar confirmed both robots and time travel will be involved.
“Vaughn is going for a big sci-fi style thing with X-Men: Days of Future Past.”
He also teased the plot of the film, calling it “X-Men meets The Terminator”.
“You’ve got robots, you’ve got time travel, you’ve got superheroes – it’s got everything in one film,” he claimed.
He also said that it is “no spoiler on [his] part” to say that the film goes into an apocalyptic future.
“Cost-wise it’s going to go up, and ambitious-wise it’s gone up,” Millar noted. “But Vaughn can handle it. Vaughn made Kick-Ass for $28 million.”
When it was announced the X-Men: First Class sequel would be called X-Men: Days of Future Past speculation arose as to the involvement of cast members from the original trilogy. Patrick Stewart hinted at a return as Professor Xavier last month, and in the near future we’ll likely get confirmations about any returning cast.
Filming will begin early next year for a July 2014 release. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult will be back and Bryan Singer is once again producing.