Back in ‘X-Men: First Class’, a young Charles Xavier assembled quite a team, but this time around for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, Professor X will be teaming up with some men and women who could be potentially pretty dangerous. And no, I’m not talking about the plethora of mutants popping up in Bryan Singer’s return to the X-franchise either.
In Matthew Vaughn’s 2011 film that reinvigorated the X-Men film series, James McAvoy’s Xavier wrote a thesis paper on human genetic mutations while he was still at Oxford. According to director Singer’s Twitter where one could finds tons of sneak peeks and casting news regarding his upcoming Marvel film, that paper comes up again, but this time instead of at the university, the professor’s work surfaces at the CIA. Judging by the picture below, the Central Intelligence Agency could be enlisting the X-Men founder to assist in the events that are unfolding in the new movie. That or the government is using it against mutants and looking to imprison Xavier and all other mutants.
Considering that Singer only posted the picture with no comment, we have no way of really knowing what this could mean until the more details about ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ surface. What we do know is that this film is going to be the one that ties the X-Men film franchise together, so it’s very possible that this document could be an integral in either timeline featured in the film.
Alternatively, it could be something that Singer found on set, thought was cool, and took a quick picture to post online. However, I don’t find that to be a plausible reason behind the document being present in proximity to the director. A filmmaker (a good one anyway) doesn’t put a loaded gun on the wall if he doesn’t intend on using it.
What role do you think the CIA plays in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’? Could the government organization be using it with Professor X or against him? Share your theories in the comments below.
Based on Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s storyline in ‘Uncanny X-Men’ from 1981, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ starring Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, and Booboo Stewart hits theaters on July 18, 2014.