X-Men: First Class sequel confirmed as Days of Future Past!

NME: The official title for the sequel to 2011’s X Men: First Class has been confirmed! The follow-up will be called Days Of Future Past in reference to a storyline that appeared across two X-Men comic books from 1981. Announcing the title, franchise producer Bryan Singer revealed that that the film “deals with aspects of that comic [storyline], but also some very new things”.

In an interview with IGN, Singer also called the sequel “very ambitious” and revealed that it is expected to begin shooting “in a few months”. He also let slip that the script is “being written right now”.

Discussing the potential scope of the sequel, Singer added: “I think there’s a strong desire to broaden out the universe. I mean, the X-Men universe is every bit as big on its own as big as the Marvel universe. I think it’s time to reach out and explore it and perhaps even bring some connectivity between the films, as Marvel’s done so well. So you may see some of that, I don’t know.”

In July, Singer’s fellow producer Steve Kinberg revealed that the X-Men: First Class sequel will be “a bigger movie than the last”. “I think it is as dramatic as that movie, but more epic [and] mythic in a way as well,” he said at the time.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past will be directed by Matthew Vaughn, who also helmed 2011’s First Class. The sequel has a scheduled release date of July 18, 2014. It is expected to focus on Michael Fassbender’s villainous Magneto character, with Fassbender and co-stars James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence all confirmed for the follow-up.

As I’m a big fan of Marvel’s productions, I’m so excited for that movie! That’s unbelievable that Jennifer is attached to some amazing and varied projects, like comedy ‘The Silver Linings Playbook’, drama ‘Serena’, thriller ‘House at the End of the Street’, comic-book adaptation and ‘Catching Fire’, among others. I can’t wait to see them all; it’s always good to see Jennifer on the big screen. :-)