A couple of weeks ago it was rumoured that Fox planned to base the sequel to X-Men: First Class on the classic Uncanny X-Men story Days of Future Past. Now that’s been confirmed by producer Bryan Singer in an interview with IGN, where he told them, “I can say it’s being written right now, and we’ll start shooting in a couple of months. It’s going to be very ambitious. It’s called Days of Future Past, and it deals with aspects of not only that comic, but some very new things.”
The Days of Future Past storyline from the Marvel comic books deals with the idea of an alternate future, where mutants are hunted down by Sentinels, after the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killed an important Senator. When asked if the sequel may cross over into past X-Men movies, the producer revealed they plan on expanding this universe, “I think there’s a strong desire to broaden out the universe. The X-Men universe, on its own, is just as big as the Marvel universe. I think it’s time to reach out and explore it, and perhaps even bring some connectivity between the films. You may see some of that.”
Shooting on the sequel will begin production in January, after Jennifer Lawrence wraps on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.