Saturday, June 29, 2013

"X-Men: Days Of Future Past" Updates

Mexican actor Adan Canto ("The Following") has been cast in director Bryan Singer's ("X-Men: Days Of Future Past") as a Marvel Comics mutant.

Canto will play Marvel Comics character 'Sunspot", created  by writer Chris Claremont and illustrator Bob McLeod, debuting in  Marvel Graphic Novel #4: The New Mutants (1982).

The character is also a member of the "Avengers" in the 2012 relaunch of that title.

'Roberto "Bobby" da Costa' aka 'Sunspot' is a Brazilian mutant,  possessing the ability to absorb and channel solar power.

"Days Of Future Past" adapts Marvel Comics' "Uncanny X-Men" (1981) issues #141 and #142, written by Chris Claremont and illustrated by John Byrne.

The story alternates between present day, in which the 'X-Men' fight the 'Brotherhood of Evil Mutants' led by mutant shape-shifter 'Mystique' (Lawrence)...

...and a future timeline caused by the X-Men's failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating 'Senator Robert Kelly' :

"...the story begins 30 years in the future. In the 'present' the year is 1980, and 'Kitty Pryde' has just joined the X-Men. 

"While in the 'future' 'Kate Pryde' is a middle-aged women running for her life, trying to meet up with an elderly 'Wolverine' in a now-destroyed New York City.

"The future is bleak; an assassination of a presidential hopeful senator in 1980 led to a series of events that allowed the robotic 'Sentinels' into taking over North America.

"The Sentinels are ready to move overseas to spread their control world-wide...

"...but the rest of the world is ready to launch nuclear weapons to prevent that from happening. 

"The surviving 'X-Men', who are very few, are 'Storm, 'Colossus', 'Wolverine', newcomer 'Rachel' and Kate herself. 

"They are assisted by 'Magnus- Magneto', confined to a wheelchair..."

"The Days of Future Past' storyline was also adapted for the "X-Men" Animated TV series, with another alternative future story, focusing on bounty hunter 'Bishop' and the idea of a traitor within the ranks of the team.

Click the images to enlarge, Sneak Peek "X-Men: First Class" and from the "X-Men" Animated TV series, the episode "Days of Future Past"...

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