Bryan Singer, director of the first two X-Men movies and producer of X-Men: First Class, has confirmed the title of that movie’s sequel, which he is also producing.
In an interview with IGN, he confirms that, as rumoured, the new movie will be “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.
Fans of the comics will know that the Days of Future Past is an epic arc, with some incredible potential on the big screen. For those unfamiliar with it, here’s what Wikipedia has to say:
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
Singer says that the movie will use elements of that story line – along with “very new things” – which sounds good to me, and he also hints that links with the other X-Movies may be worked into this and future entries in the series