'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is Building on Familiar Territory

Plus a rumor as to who Peter Dinklage may be playing

X-Men: Days of Future Past set
Photo: Bryan Singer

Bryan Singer has been keeping busy on Twitter, teasing fans excited for the upcoming X-Men: First Class sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past, with images and casting updates. Today he's at it again and this time previewing the familiar halls of the basement of Xavier's School, leading down the hallway to the room where the mutant-detecting device Cerebro will be located.

Bolivar TraskI also thought I'd share the rumor that the recently cast Peter Dinklage may be playing Bolivar Trask, a military scientist who is well-known as the creator of the mutant-hunting robots known as Sentinels.

How that works into the plot... Well, the film is based on Chris Claremont's "Days of Future Past" series, which goes as follows:

The storyline alternates between present day, in which the X-Men fight Mystique's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline caused by the X-Men's failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. In this future universe, Sentinels rule the United States, and mutants live in internment camps. The present-day X-Men are forewarned of the possible future by a future version of their teammate Kitty Pryde, whose mind traveled back in time and possessed her younger self to warn the X-Men. She succeeds in her mission and returns to the future, but despite her success, the future timeline still exists as an alternative timeline rather than as the actual future.

X-Men: Days of Future Past begins filming in mid-April in Montreal and will hit theaters on July 18, 2014.

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  • Ron Oneal Fresh

    They're still casting I take it, along w/ production design, filming and post-production. Are they really gonna make that July 2014 release date?

    Man of Steel was in post-production for a while, I gotta believe Days of Future Past gonna have more CG work than that film.

    • adu

      That release date will change in my opinion because the 3rd Hobbit comes out that same day and I doubt they would wanna go up against that; unless Hobbit gets moved.

  • Ron Oneal Fresh

    Oh, wait Zach Snyder is directing Man of Steel.

    Never mind.

  • http://www.twitter.com/GregDinskisk GregDinskisk

    Days of Future Past is my favorite X-Men arc... I'd love there to be some sentinels... So cool!!!

    #FanboyMoment

  • Rachel

    I really love the idea of Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask, it makes a lot of sense given the Sentinels storyline. It will be really exciting when more details about his character are revealed, until then, I’ve been refreshing on my X-Men knowledge using my DISH Anywhere app. With how often I travel for my job at DISH, I like having ways to be entertained. My app can stream the shows I record on my DVR, as well as On Demand movies, right to my tablet. There’s no better way to spend my downtime at the airport, than by refreshing on the movies that Bryan Singer is tying together with this film.