Possibly the most popular of all X-Men comic book storylines, Days of Future Past ramped up the action and drama of the comic by showing a vision of the future where humanity’s xenophobia had reduced the planet to a husk policed by massive killer robot sentries called Sentinels.
Since the success of the first X-Men movie, fans have wished that a film adaptation of this story would bed produced… and they have finally gotten that wish granted.
(click here for my review of Days of Future Past)
Rumored earlier this week, the sequel to 2011′s X-Men: First Class is officially titled X-Men: Days of Future Past. IGN scored a confirmation directly from the film’s producer, Bryan Singer.
“It’s called ‘Days of Future Past’,” he told the site. “It deals with aspects of that comic, but also some very new things.”
The comic book storyline, “Days of Future Past” ran in Uncanny X-Men #141 and 142 way back in 1981 during Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s run and introduced the idea of an alternate future for Marvel’s mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels.
… Singer also says that the hope is to expand the X-Men franchise to become as complete a world as the interconnected film universe of Marvel’s The Avengers.
This is the sound of two fan bases clapping. The first of the 21st Century Doctor Who actors, Christopher Eccleston, has joined the cast of Thor 2: The Dark World. Playing the malevolent elfen lord Malekith, Eccleston will bring an edge of darkness to the Asgardian’s world of light adventure.
The Thor sequel, Thor: The Dark World, officially has its villain with former Doctor Who, Christopher Eccleston.
The Ninth Doctor – Chris Eccleston
Deadline has the news that Christopher Eccleston will be playing Malekith The Accursed.
With the announcement that Malekith The Accursed is the villain, we now have confirmation that Thor: The Dark World will feature the Dark Elves as thought.
Previously, set descriptions and information clued in on the fact that the Dark Elves would play a major role in the sequel, with one report describing a major battle between races and a comic book hero dropping in to make the save.
Christopher Eccleston played the new Doctor Who for one season when the show rebooted in 2005 and has since gone on to have roles in Heroes as well as G.I. Joe.
Thor: The Dark World hammers into theaters November 8th, 2013 directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimidall, Zachary Levi as Fandral and Jaimie Alexander as Sif.