X-Men: Days Of Future Past New Photo Reveals Richard Nixon's "Pivotal Meeting"

x-men days of future past One of the more interesting aspects of X-Men: First Class was its innovative handling of fictional superhero characters interacting with real-life historical events - bringing a deeper, more meaningful gravitas to the comic book movie genre. I don't know about you but the way the Cuban Missile Crisis was handled in "First Class" with Magneto and his Brotherhood of Mutants trying to start World War 3 actually makes more sense to me than how close humans really came to destroying life as we know it. One early disappointment for me with the planned follow-up X-Men: Days Of Future Past is the ten-year switch in time from the 60s to the 70s since the last movie. That decade later jump has robbed us of an escalation of how "First Class" ended with Magneto going after JFK for lying about the mutants involvement in stopping the crisis. When we spoke to "First Class" helmer Matthew Vaughn back in the summer of 2011, he told us he wanted to open his sequel with Magneto using his powers to help the bullets along and make sure Lee Harvey Oswald was able to get off his quick-fire rounds to assassinate President Kennedy... once again showing us a fictional explanation for the circumstances of his death than makes more sense than many of the conspiracy theories! Although Vaughn would soon leave the directing chair on the sequel, there's no reason why Bryan Singer couldn't have kept this scene in the opening scene or montage of X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Though we do know the movie is firmly set in the 70s and looking at Bryan Singer's latest Twitter photo from the set, there's clearly a new President in office; x-o-office-small The image clearly reveals President Richard Nixon in the 70s Oval Office with what Singer teases as a "pivotal meeting". Could this be the beginning of an act against mutants or something else entirely? X-Men: Days Of Future Past is based on the classic storyline from the early 190s which ran in Uncanny X-Men #141 and 142 during Chris Claremont and John Bryne's run that introduced the idea of alternate future for Marvel's mutant ensemble. It followed the plot of Magneto's Brotherhood of Mutants attempting to kill Senator Kelly (which wouldn't really make sense given the events of the first X-Men movie... but could easily be switched to Nixon), leading to a future where mutants are hunted down by Sentinels. Opening July 18th, 2014,the movie stars Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Evan Peters and Boo Boo Stewart.
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