Days of Future Past revealed

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Posted by Nightwalker23 at on July 16, 2000 at 18:59:02:

In Reply to: Days of Future Past? posted by Night Berserker on July 16, 2000 at 17:48:51:

: I'm a huge x-men fan but I'm drawing a blank. which one was the "Days of Future Past" storyline? was it when Wolverine got his adamantium ripped out? or perhaps the alternate reality thing they did with the Amzaing and Astonishing X-men?

Days of Future Past was a storyline from the early 1980s written by Chris Claremont that featured Scott Summer and Jean Grey's daughter from the future, travelling back to the past (the comic's present) to get help from the X-Men. In this "alternate" future (I say alternate because some storylines point to this future as THE ultimate future of the comic series), certain mutants are controlled by the government and used as hounds to search out other "rebel" mutants that reject the control of the gov't. In this storyline, the only X-Men remaining are Wolverine and Kitty Pryde, until Wolverine's entire body is vaporized by one of the roaming Sentinels (giant robots created by the government to detain and/or eliminate rogue mutants -- for those who aren't familiar with the comics). I won't give away anymore of the story for those of you who may want to seek it out and read it. The storyline can be found in trade paperback at some comic shops or online... look for it, it's one of the classics of the comic and I highly recommend it.

: also, in the movie, the girl that left her book in the classroom, Professor called her Kitty. what was Kitty Pride's codename?

Kitty Pryde's codename was originally Sprite, then eventually changed to Shadowcat. Also, for all of you who weren't with the series during the late '70s and early '80s, Rogue's role in the movie was Kitty's in the comic. She was the original young outcast in the group that befriends Wolverine. They're still best buds to this day (and still tighter than Jubilee and Wolverine in today's comics). Kitty has been trained in Ninjitsu by the same master that trained Wolverine, so she's no slacker. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like the movie sequels will be going down that same road.

I can't remember. also, did anyone catch Ray Park's homage to Darth Maul when he was whirling that baton. he even did like a wink at the camera. neat stuff. great flick. we need Gambit in the sequel.

Yep, I noticed the little Darth Maul tribute... very cool. Great movie, wonderful time at the theatre... and, from someone who's been with the comic a VERY long time, a high salute to Bryan Singer for capturing the essence of the X-Men.

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