The X-Men send Wolverine to the past to change a major historical event that could globally impact man and mutant kind.
I’ve been very curious about X-Men: Days of Future Past since it was announced, because it’s sort of pulling an Avengers-style crossover trick with the X-Men franchise…only more complicated. So far, the progression of the X-Men movie continuity has been as follows: X-Men, X-2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, The Wolverine. Aside from X-Men, X-2 and X-Men: First Class, the movies have been mediocre at best and atrocious at worst, but they all adhered to a single timeline…until First Class, that is, which retconned Professor X’s loss of the use of his legs to have happened when he was much younger. This basically indicated to fans that First Class was a reboot of the series…but now. Now the sequel to the reboot reveals it to have been a prequel, and this prequel-sequel looks into the future, beyond the events of all of the other movies. Whaaaaat? This is going to be a massive juggling act on the part of the filmmakers, but hey, if anybody can do it, it’s the guy who brought us the best of the X-Men films: Bryan Singer.
X-Men: Days of Future Past comes out May 23, 2014.