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Mark Millar just scooped up that cool gig as a comic-book/superhero movie consultant for 20th Century Fox, and regardless of whether you like the hire, we movie journalists started licking our chops because of his reputation for dropping all kinds of tidbits on future projects whenever he gives an interview.
So count this little description about Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past as the first of many tasty morsels. Millar told UK site SFX that Vaughn is going for “big sci-fi style” and described the project in a way that will certain perk ears:
“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.”
From the sound of it, as Total Film points out, Days of Future Past will heed closely to the comic storyline of the same name, and if that’s the case, those robots he’s referring to are likely Sentinels, gigantic mutant-detecting machines.
Personally, the Sentinels have always been an iconic part of X-Men imagery and it’s about time they make it into a film. If you can’t tell, I’m ignoring Brett Ratner’s use of a Sentinel early in X-Men: The Last Stand when the gang is training in the Danger Room.
If Sentinels and time travel sounds expensive, that’s because it will be, but Millar spoke to that issue:
“Cost-wise it’s going to go up, and ambitious-wise it’s gone up, but Vaughn can handle it. Vaughn made Kick-Ass for $28 million.”
Hopefully we’ll get some good casting details in the coming months as the film gears to shoot early next year.