With Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past released next year, I thought it might be an idea to have a look back at the animated Days of Future Past from Fox’s brilliant ’90s X-Men cartoon. Now, this does involve a few changes from the comic book arc, but it’s a fun watch regardless. Also, this is only part 1 of the story arc, but the video will provide links to the following episodes.
So that should give you a taster of what to expect from Singer’s time-travel X-adventure. Personally, I just love any excuse to watch that old X-Men series – which I have the complete set of – and the Spider-Man cartoon that Fox produced at the same time. I’d absolutely love to see Nimrod appear in the movie adaptation in some form, but we’ll see.
The Days of Future Past comic arc features an alternative future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels after a key senator was assassinated by a group of rogue mutants. Using time travel, the Kitty Pryde tries to warn the younger X-Men of what terror is to come so that they can stop the assassination and save the future. The film adaptation is going to have Wolverine be sent back in time by Kitty, mainly due to the audience’s love of Jackman’s Logan.
Forming quite the ensemble cast, the film sees James McAvoy as the younger Professor X, Patrick Stewart as the older Professor X, Michael Fassbender as the younger Magneto, Ian McKellen as the older Magneto, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Halle Berry as Storm, Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde, Anna Paquin as Rogue, Shawn Ashmore as Iceman, Daniel Cudmore as Colossus, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique. Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Omar Sy as Bishop, Fan Binbing as Blink, Lucas Till as Havok, Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask and Josh Helman as a young William Stryker. It also seems as if Booboo Stewart will be playing Warpath, with an as yet unconfirmed role for Adan Canto. There’s also strong reports that James Marsden will be returning as Cyclops.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released on 23rd May, 2014.