Bryan Singer returns to the X-Men franchise for the first time since X2 to bring to life one of the most ambitious comic book projects of all time. The film is based on Days of Future Past, a two part story published in Uncanny X-Men in 1980 from the creative team of Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin. It tells the story of Kitty Pryde, who transfers herself into the mind of her younger self to change a crucial moment in history to prevent a mutant-fearing dystopia in the present.
With X-Men First Class establishing two timelines for the franchise, the follow up seemed like the perfect opportunity to tell this story, as well as a good excuse to bring back some familiar faces. Due to his ever young status and star power it would seem that Kitty Pryde’s roll will probably transfer to Wolverine although most likely with a little help from Ellen Page’s take on Kitty. While Bryan Singer has proved he can handle a large ensemble this is one of the biggest A list casts ever assembled featuring Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Halle Berry, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Hugh Jackman.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is released 22 May 2014 in the UK and 23 May 2014 in the US