Mark Millar Hints at Sentinels in Vaughn's 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'
X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn and comics guru Mark Millar are very close. The two collaborated on Kick-Ass back in 2010, and now that Vaughn is coming back to direct X-Men: Days of Future Past, the two will be working side by side again because Millar was recently hired to consult on all of Marvel's film content with 20th Century Fox. Millar recently spoke with SFX Magazine (via Total Film) and basically confirmed what every X-Men fan has wanted to hear since this franchise first hit the big screen with Bryan Singer's 2000 film: we're finally going to get to see the giant robotic Sentinels get their due.
Here's what Millar told SFX Magazine:
"Vaughn is going for a big sci-fi style thing with X-Men: Days of Future Past. It's X-Men meets The Terminator. You've got robots, you've got time travel, you've got superheroes - it's got everything in one film."
Sounds pretty awesome to us. A Sentinel briefly appeared in a holographic Danger Room sequence in X-Men: The Last Stand, but since we're all probably better off if we forget that movie ever existed, we're looking forward to seeing the scope of what Vaughn has in store for us when X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters on July 18th, 2014. The time travel element could provide a nice opportunity to cross over with the "present day" X-Men timeline, giving Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, and the rest of the gang a chance to play a part in this story, but as with most time travel films that play with alternate realities, things could get confusing pretty quickly if writer Simon Kinberg isn't careful.
Production is scheduled to get underway in January of 2013, so Vaughn will have about six more months to work on this sequel than he did on First Class, which turned out to be pretty damn amazing considering his rushed post-production schedule. I'm also wondering if they'll take this opportunity to introduce the time-travelling soldier Cable, who shares an interesting connection with Cyclops. Sound good?