Today, X-men fans around the world were given a snippet of a plot detail from Days of Future Past. Apparently in the upcoming film, Wolverine is sent back in time to stop the assassination of Bolivar Trask, the inventor of the Sentinels. Presumably, Trask’s death would martyr him and result in a genocidal backlash against mutants. Not a canon-breaker, since Senator Kelly’s death caused this in the comics, and Senator Kelly has already been used in the Foxverse. I don’t see this as the most damning detail to come forward about the film.
In good news, we’ve also been told that Mystique, Gambit, and Deadpool films are warming up in the Fox bullpen. No surprise that Fox wants to maximize current it-girl Jennifer Lawrence. A Gambit film would be more fun than most of us would be willing to admit. But the real gem would be the Van Wilder Deadpool. We deserve that, don’t we?
Six weeks until the release Days of Future Past, for better or worse, decides the fate of the X-Men film franchise