Friday, July 19, 2013

The Untold History of X-Men: Days of Future Past

SDCC has arrived along with DOFP photos and news. Lets start with some awesome photos that we found today. The first photo is Wolverine with gray hair. In the comic version and animated show, Wolverine is one of the sole survivors of the X-Men. In the comic book, he survives along side Kitty Pryde. Although, the animated cartoon does the story a little differently. Instead of Kitty, Wolverine is working alongside Bishop to stop the extinction of the X-Men and stop an X-Man from killing Senator Kelly. The cartoon's version of the future: After the Senator was killed, the Government passed the Sentinel Program.  Do you remember Singer's original take in the first  X-Men ? Senator Kelly was killed in the first one and then Mystique took on the appearance of Senator Kelly. Ok, now stop and take a breather because the connecting of the dots does not end here.
Earlier this week, non-comic purists across the globe went bat-shit crazy. According to I09, "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..." My guess is that her phasing ability somehow powers up their time machine. In the comic book, DOFP-Kitty transfers her mind to her past self. Yeah, I know. You might be scratching your head but stay with me. To be honest, the last time I read DOFP was in 2000. I definitely do not remember what Kitty did to teleport her mind through time but we should save judgment until we see it get laid out on the big screen.

The most recent rumor is the after-credit scene in The Wolverine that leads directly into Days of Future Past. My guess is that Kitty sends DOFP-Wolverine mind into present day Wolverine and then teleports him to the 60s-70s to stop Bolivar Trask from creating the Sentinels. DOFP is having a panel at SDCC, so expect to see some footage.

Here is a list of mutants that will be in DOFP

First Class Mutants:

Original Trilogy:
Cyclops (Rumored)

New Characters:
Bolivar Trask
The Sentinel Program

Thanks to our buddy at Fanboy Radio, we have a photo of Singer's Sentinel. Fanboy Radio saw similarities with Transformer's Bumblebee but take a closer look. The Sentinel is a mix of Bumblebee/a Terminator and the robots from I, Robot. Since the original trilogy, fans have been begging for Sentinels and I don' think we will be getting the Sentinels we want. I expect oversized robots that are about 15 feet tall instead of the size of a typical skyscraper.

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