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Mark Millar Talks About 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

"It's X-Men meets The Terminator."

Comic book movies can be tricky. Making them requires appeasing comic book fans while making it completely accessible to the millions that don't necessarily follow comics religiously. X-Men: First Class was well received among comic book fans and the idea of a sequel was appealing. Then it was announced the title would be X-Men: Days of Future Past. On that day, the internet trembled as comic readers cringed over the idea of Hollywood attempting to adapt this classic story.

In September it was announced that Mark Millar would be consulting on Fox's Marvel movies. That was seen as a good thing and now that included the X-Men movies as well. Millar recently spoke with SFX magazine about the next X-Men film.

Vaughn is going for a big sci-fi style thing with X-Men: Days of Future Past. It's X-Men meets The Terminator.

Let's think about that. That could be pretty cool. I honestly can't really see giant purple/pink Sentinels coming after the X-Men. If this movie takes place in the 70s, as originally planned, bringing giant robots into the past might be much.

An easier solution might be to use the smaller and advanced Nimrod version.

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He did arrive in the present and hunted Rachel Summers, who came from the alternate Days of Future Past timeline.

Millar also mentioned the cost of the movie will go up but noted that Vaughn can "handle it" as he made Kick-Ass for only $28 million.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is schedule to land in theaters in July 2014. What do you think of this angle and what would you like to see in the movie?

Source: Total Film

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Posted by k4tzm4n

I'm psyched.  Vaughn is a solid director and I have faith in Millar's input.

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Posted by evilvegeta74

Yeah!

Posted by G-Man

I wasn't a fan of Nimrod's color scheme (or name) but I liked the idea that he was smaller and could change his appearance to human.

Posted by EdwardWindsor

I expect it to be slightly inderwhelming at the least due to the iconic nature of it's source. But I hope I'am wrong and pliantly surprised.

Think going the nimrod route would work better ,sentinels though awesome probably won't work as well on the big screen as the issues.

Posted by Sleepbutnodream15

This sounds like it's gonna be the best X-Movie to date! Cable please!

Posted by AndyPhifer

Who is _____ Vaughn? The story doesn't mention his first name.

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@Sleepbutnodream15 said:

This sounds like it's gonna be the best X-Movie to date! Cable please!

Stephen Lang = the only man they should ever cast as Cable. 
 
 
 
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Posted by Sidious

I'm still skeptical.

Posted by RedQueen

@AndyPhifer said:

Who is _____ Vaughn? The story doesn't mention his first name.

Matthew Vaughn

Posted by evilvegeta74

@k4tzm4n:

This guy!

Posted by Mucklefluga

I'm scared of how this is gonna turn out.

Posted by EdwardWindsor
@G-Man I agree in comparison to the regular sentinels. But if they are going " the terminator" route I expect the Nimrods will be human looking most of the time. Maybe a late reveal or mid movie realizaton that what the team face isn't another superteam
Posted by pspin

I cant wait for the giant pink and purple robots! That will definitely show that superhero movies are for mainstream audiences.

Posted by Smurfboy

In my opinion, X-Men the First Class was much "MUCH" better than the first three X-Men movies altogether. The castings, story and fight-actions are a lot better as well. So when I heard that Matthew is coming back for a second-round with X-Men First Class, I got excited. I trust him 100%. I expect the next movie will be fill with a lot of actions! Dang, this news makes me want to get off computer and watch X-Men First Class movie again! Haha.

Posted by mettlekm

@evilvegeta74: Yes! That guy!

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@G-Man said:

I wasn't a fan of Nimrod's color scheme (or name) but I liked the idea that he was smaller and could change his appearance to human.

You think a smaller robot is MORE believable? We had big cell-phones before we had small ones. I'm hoping the Sentinals are sent from the future to avoid any idea that a Sentinal can exist.

I wonder if Cable will be in it. He DID say "Terminator"and Cable is the closest thing to that in the X-men universe.

Posted by leokearon

@G-Man said:

I wasn't a fan of Nimrod's color scheme (or name) but I liked the idea that he was smaller and could change his appearance to human.

I don't see why they can't use Prime Sentinels, they were dangerous and had some things similar to a terminator

Posted by GothamRed

A lot of people are asking for Cable, but isn't Bishop from the Days of Future past?

Posted by riiiiiiiight

I think we all need a little cable

Posted by danhimself

I don't ever want to get my hopes up when it comes to an X-men movie....they've disappointed me way to often

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@GothamRed said:

A lot of people are asking for Cable, but isn't Bishop from the Days of Future past?

Only in the 90s cartoon, and then, their version of DoFP was an amalgamation of different stories. So, no.
 
 
DoFP was Earth-811. Bishop is from Earth-1191. He made his FA well after that plotline.
Posted by JamDamage

After we all saw just how good First Class was, I don't doubt this will bad either.

Posted by Inverno

Its funny he says this because Terminator was kinda inspired by Days of Future Past.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

@k4tzm4n said:

@Sleepbutnodream15 said:

This sounds like it's gonna be the best X-Movie to date! Cable please!

Stephen Lang = the only man they should ever cast as Cable.



Perfect Choice

Posted by Gambit1024

I can't wait to see what this movie's got. I loved First Class.

Posted by Mega_spidey01

i hope bishop shows up in x-men days of future pasts. the sounds like its gonna be awesome !

Posted by Cypher4

@StMichalofWilson: Ironic. Considering that the comic book character Stephen Lang wanted to kill all mutants.

Posted by zackattack529

@StMichalofWilson said:

@k4tzm4n said:

@Sleepbutnodream15 said:

This sounds like it's gonna be the best X-Movie to date! Cable please!

Stephen Lang = the only man they should ever cast as Cable.



Perfect Choice

MARVEL PLEEEAASSEE MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!

Plus Cable can use some marvel popularity since he has his X-force book coming out.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Oh man im stoked for this!!! I loved the first one.

Posted by VictorVonDoom_1

Sentinels. Sentinels. Make them look awesome, please.

Posted by ectoborge

Hope they have the fight choreographer from kickass

Posted by sora_thekey

So excited! I just feel like Kitty Pryde needs to appear in this...

Although, if the story will focus on the Future characters coming to the past (in this case Nimrod) then maybe it might not make sense. I do want to see Senator Robert Kelly, Destiny and maybe even Cyclops & Jean (imagine Famke Jensen and James Mardsen coming from the future) make an appearance... of course those last two would only make sense if Rachel is involved.

Posted by Mercy_

@k4tzm4n said:

I'm psyched. Vaughn is a solid director and I have faith in Millar's input.

My thoughts exactly.

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Posted by DocFishstick

i liked the first class movie it was better then the other three x men movies. i have a good feeling it will be good.

Posted by Cancer the Conqueror

G-Man, pink robots in the 70's are a stretch? In an era of the 70'a If Millar is serious about the "X-Men meets Terminator" description, why not actually make it the X-Men's version of Terminator? Just assuming Forge was never used in the original trilogy, he could be introduced as being manipulated by Boliviar Trask to patent the Sentinel design. Trask is funding Friends for Humanity, led by Cameron Hodge. Cable would visit to prevent the bleak future these two extremists inadvertently created. Going the Ultimate route, Cable is actually an old Wolverine, and his posse from the future could include Bishop, Rachel Summers and an adult Kitty Pride. Just like Looper, the DoFP film could be less about the time travel and more about the multitude of decisions and consequences that fill our lives; allowing both the Professor and Magneto to consider their new roles as leaders among mutantkind and the crucial choices that come with it.

Posted by TheHeat
@StMichalofWilson said:

@k4tzm4n said:

@Sleepbutnodream15 said:

This sounds like it's gonna be the best X-Movie to date! Cable please!

Stephen Lang = the only man they should ever cast as Cable.



Perfect Choice

I agree!
Posted by notarandomguy

@k4tzm4n said:

@Sleepbutnodream15 said:

This sounds like it's gonna be the best X-Movie to date! Cable please!

Stephen Lang = the only man they should ever cast as Cable.



I second that motion!!

Posted by tensixteen

i m so excited about this one. But i just hope they dont ruin it

Posted by tensixteen

@cmaprice: @notarandomguy: he looks too old

Posted by Bitchgurl

I have ALWAYS liked Nimrod, and would enjoy a movie version of him.

Posted by TDK_1997

@k4tzm4n said:

I'm psyched. Vaughn is a solid director and I have faith in Millar's input.
Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Terminator meets X-Men is just as I thought of it when I first realized that they were going to adapt this story onto the silver screen. Full speed ahead I say and is it 2014 yet?

Posted by InnerVenom123

@k4tzm4n said:

@Sleepbutnodream15 said:

This sounds like it's gonna be the best X-Movie to date! Cable please!

Stephen Lang = the only man they should ever cast as Cable.



Holy sh*t.

YES.

Edited by Illuminatus

Mark Millar shouldn't be allowed to consult on anything X-Men, considering his penchant for shocking the reader instead of providing them with a compelling story. Also, the notion that he is allowed anywhere near the Fantastic Four reboot is totally asinine.

In fact, how about Marvel/Disney just take the rights away from Fox. Their sheer ineptitude when it comes to adaptions is staggering and speaks entirely for itself. And, Disney is notorious for taking individuals/companies to court on ridiculous charges and winning handily. This would be a walk in the park.

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Posted by Illuminatus

And, I'm not normally one to judge a product before it is released (because, lets face it, this is just a packaged product being spewed out by the corporate powers), but I seriously doubt that this will be able to even adapt a tenth of the charm and genius that was so prominent throughout the series.

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Posted by LordRequiem

Don't put Cable in the film, for the simple reason that they'll most likely change his powers etc. I am more interested in who will be joining the roster than the enemy at this point seeing as First Class was simply brilliant. I'd like to see Cyclops simply because he did nothing in the other films. Most of all I'd love to see Sunspot!

Posted by slimlim

Days of Future Past = RETCON X-MEN 3 FROM EXISTENCE!!!

Please?

Posted by Mr_Wayne69

Doesn't sound bad. Remember it's an adaption. Which means they're translating the story to film, not cloning it. Besides, this would be the perfect opportunity to clean up the continuity of the X-Men franchise Star Trek style. This could lead into the original X-Men and continue from there.

Posted by One_Eye

@slimlim said:

Days of Future Past = RETCON X-MEN 3 FROM EXISTENCE!!!

Please?

^This^

Posted by Cancer the Conqueror

@tensixteen: Cable is pretty old to begin with, man.

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