X-Men: First Class’ followup has recently received a 2014 release date, and the scriptwriting process seems to be moving forward, as evidenced by the registration of a possible title for the sequel.
According to AICN, Fox has recently registered the title Days of Future Past with the MPAA, which astute comic book fans will remember as the title of one of the most famous X-Men story arcs from the comic books.
The Days of Future Past story arc from the comic follows a narrative that jumps between the present day and a possible future in which mutants are an outlawed species, after Magneto and his faction have assassinated an anti-mutant Senator Kelly. The Kitty Pryde of said possible future then travels back to the past in order to warn the X-men of Magneto’s future actions and its consequences, and so they pull out all the stops in order to stop Magneto before it’s too late.
Of course, at this stage, we only have a title to go by and it’s not indicative of anything as far as the finished film is concerned. Even if Matthew Vaughn chooses to base the movie on the comic book, it might not turn out to be a straight adaptation. The sequel will open in the US on 18 July 2014.