[Movies] Casting Sheet for X-Men: Days of Future Past Reveals Film's Time Frame (SPOILERS)
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.30.2013
When will the movie be set?
An allegedly-leaked casting sheet for X-Men: Days of Future Past has revealed the time frame of the film. The leak comes from a Twitter user, so take it with a grain of salt, but the casting sheet at least looks legit and, if it is, it means that most of the film will take place in 1973.
The previous film, if you will recall, was set during the Cuban Missle Crisis of October 1962, so this suggests that the film will take place ten years in the future. One might assume from this, considering that the young cast (including Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult) certainly do not look ten years older, that the 1973 era would be the dystopian future. Matthew Vaughn, who is serving as an executive producer, said at one point that he would like to see the Kennedy Assassination play into the films in some way and considering that the comic book "Days of Future Past" storyline involves the assassination of a fictional political figure, it is not out of line to imagine that Kennedy's assassination may be the trigger. Or perhaps you have a better thought on it; speculate away, people!
X-Men: Days of Future Past will star James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin and Ellen Page and is set for release on July 17th, 2014.