With both the success of X-MEN FIRST CLASS and THOR, it’s no surprise to see both their sequels being promoted, revealing plot points and brand new characters.
Producer Bryan Singer of X-MEN FIRST CLASS has confirmed that inspiration for the sequel, DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, will draw from the well-known X-Men story line of the same name from 1981. DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, which takes place in UNCANNY X-MEN #141-142, features a world where Sentinels hunt down the mutants, putting them in concentration camps. In this timeline, Scott Summers and Jean Grey’s daughter, Rachel Summers, uses telepathy to place grown Kitty Pryde’s consciousness into her younger body to warn the X-Men about this impending future, and try to stop it.
There’s some speculation that some of the cast from the previous X-MEN films will be part of the FIRST CLASS story.
Matthew Vaughn will be directing the sequel.
Next is THOR’s sequel, titled THOR: THE DARK WORLD, with actor Christopher Eccleston (G.I. JOE) cast as the villian Malekith The Accursed, ruler of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim - one of the nine worlds of Asgard.
Directed by Alan Taylor (who also did Game of Thrones), this new film will once again feature Chris Hemsworth as Thor, and much of the original cast will come back for the 2013 release.