- X-Men (Original Timeline) (Last appearance)
- X-Men (New Timeline) (First appearance) (Forms)
- Free Mutants (Only appearance)
- Mystique (Raven Darkholme) (First appearance) (Impersonates Colonel Sanders, Bolivar Trask, General Nhuan, Charles Xavier, Major Stryker) (Main story and flashback)
- Quicksilver (Peter Maximoff) (First appearance)
- Rogue (Marie D'Ancanto) (Last appearance)
- Trask Industries (Only appearance)
- Major Bill Stryker Jr. (First appearance)
- Magneto (Erik Lehnsherr) (First appearance)
- Ink (Gitter) (Only appearance) (Cameo)
- Trask Industries (Main story and flashback)
- Mystique (Raven Darkholme) (Only in flashback) (Impersonates William Stryker, Sr.)
- Colonel William Stryker, Jr. (Only in flashback)
- Logan (First appearance) (Possessed by Wolverine)
- Gwen (Only appearance)
- Ramone (Only appearance; dies)
- U.S. Senate (Only appearance)
- Senator Brickman
- Congressman Parker
- Congressman Davis
- Congressman McCarter
- C.I.A. (Mentioned)
- U.S. Army (Only appearance)
- President John F. Kennedy (Mentioned) (Deceased)
- Peter Maximoff (Mentioned)
- Brotherhood of Mutants (Mentioned)
- Banshee (Sean Cassidy) (Mentioned) (Deceased)
- Ms. Maximoff (First appearance)
- General Nhuan (Only appearance)
- General Petrov
- President Richard Nixon (Only appearance)
- Jason Stryker (Mentioned)
- Jean Grey (Only in flashback)
- Cyclops (Scott Summers) (Mentioned)
- Quicksilver's little sister (Only appearance) (Cameo)
- Beast (Hank McCoy) (Mentioned) (Deceased)
- X-Men (New Timeline) (Future)
- Iceman (Bobby Drake) (Only appearance) (Cameo) (Future)
- Rogue (Marie D'Ancanto) (Only appearance) (Cameo) (Future)
- Kitty Pryde (Only appearance) (Cameo) (Future)
- Colossus (Peter Rasputin) (First appearance historically) (Cameo) (Future)
- Storm (Ororo Munroe) (First appearance historically) (Cameo) (Future)
- Jean Grey (First appearance historically) (Cameo) (Future)
- Cyclops (Scott Summers) (First appearance historically) (Cameo) (Future)
- En Sabah Nur (First appearance) (Cameo)
- Horsemen of Apocalypse (First appearance) (Cameo)
Races and Species:
- Original Timeline (Last appearance) (Main story and flashback)
- Earth (Last appearance) (Main story and flashback)
- United States (Last appearance) (Main story and flashback)
- New York (Last appearance)
- New York City (Last appearance)
- Westchester County (Last appearance)
- California (Last appearance) (Only in flashback)
- New York (Last appearance)
- Russia (Last appearance)
- Moscow (Last appearance)
- China (Only appearance)
- France (Last appearance) (Only in flashback)
- Canada (Last appearance) (Only in flashback)
- Egypt (Only appearance)
- United States (Last appearance) (Main story and flashback)
- Earth (Last appearance) (Main story and flashback)
- New Timeline (First appearance)
- Earth (First appearance)
- United States of America (First appearance)
- New York (First appearance)
- Washington, D.C. (First appearance)
- Virginia (First appearance)
- Texas (First appearance)
- Dallas (First appearance)
- Cuba (Mentioned)
- South Vietnam (First appearance)
- Saigon (First appearance)
- France (First appearance)
- Paris (First appearance)
- United States of America (First appearance)
- Earth (First appearance)
- Cerebro (Destruction)
- Magneto's Helmet
- Inhibitor Collar
In the year of 2023, in a dystopian environment where chaos, fire, and hell run rampant, giant robotic machines called Sentinels roam around the burning rubble, hunting down mutants and anyone else who takes their side. Most mutants were taken down one after another, among them some of the X-Men, struggling to survive the slugfest around them. Amidst the chaos, Kitty Pryde, having unlocked a new ability, sends fellow X-Man Bishop's consciousness back in time to avert a conflict between the Chinese and Russians and warn the other mutants thriving months earlier, which they did successfully.
A few minutes later, the X-Jet arrives, carrying Wolverine, Storm, Professor X and Magneto. Professor Xavier explains everything about how the attack came to be: in 1973, when Bolivar Trask, creator of the Sentinel Program, claimed that he could unite both humanity and humankind against a common threat, hiding in the shadows, Mystique, who discovered his callous experimentation of the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants, assassinates him out of revenge, and triggers the U. S. Army to deploy the program, not before abducting Mystique and using her DNA to enable more advanced models of Sentinels to adapt to any mutant capabilities, resulting in a chain of events that led to the dystopic 2023.
Xavier at first requested that Pryde send his consciousness back to 73, but is informed that she can only send those a month ealier without damaging their brains. Luckily for the group, Logan agrees to volunteer since his mutant healing factor prevents enough damage to his system during the proceedure. After minutes of extreme pain and discomfort, Kitty manages to send Logan's consciousness back to the designated year to avert the assassination.
In 1973, the year when Bolivar Trask begins his announcement with the Sentinel Program, Logan wakes up, finds himself naked, lying on a bed next to a woman, in a bedroom, when three men enter and after a bad conversation, were killed after attempting to gun down at Logan.
Grabbing a car for the X-Mansion, realizing it had been shut down. He stumbles into a younger Hank McCoy and after refusing to let him in, Logan forces himself in, searching for the whereabouts of this time's Charles Xavier. Provoked, Hank transforms into his Beast state and attacks Logan. Later, Xavier arrives on the scene and stops them. Charles tells him that the teachers and staff were sent into the Vietnam War.
Charles, having turned to alcoholic habits as he shunned his mutant abilities by using a serum to supress his powers, agrees to help Logan bust Magneto, incarcerated for the death of President John F. Kennedy, out of his cell in the Pentagon made out of plastic.
In Vietnam, four mutant soldiers, including Havok and Toad, are put in a quarantine just before they were going to be sent home. A group of soldiers, led by a young Major William Stryker, comes to take them to Trask Industries so that they can be tested on. A General interrupts, however, revealing himself to be Mystique, they escape and Mystique breaks into Trask Industries and finds autopsy files on mutants, some of them are revealed to be Angel and Azazel. This is the reason she made a vendetta against Trask.
With the help of another mutant, named Peter Maximoff, with the ability to run at super speeds, they manage to infiltrate the Pentagon and free Erik. Allowing Peter to board a private jet en route to Paris, Logan explains everything to Lensherr. Erik claims to Charles that President Kennedy's death was caused by an accident when he was trying to save him, alleging him a mutant as well. A fight later breaks out between Charles and Erik. Charles accuses Erik of having taken what meant the most to him and abandoning him. Erik, on the other hand, retorts by saying that Charles failed to protect his mutant brothers and sisters like Emma, Banshee, Azazel, and Angel; since they are now dead. Erik's fury almost makes the plane crash but he eventually calms his mind and they get safely to Paris. After a while, they call a truce and play a game of chess.
As Mystique had knocked out and taken the form of a Vietnamese General. The next morning when Bolivar Trask, accompanied by Stryker, were going to show off the X-Gene detector to the Vietnamese officials it gave off strong reactions on one of the Generals and exposed the General as Mystique. She transformed to her normal self and taken out all but Trask. She was close to ending his life when Logan and the X-Men intercede. This gives Stryker the opportunity to tase Mystique. Magneto, however, re-directs the taser gun pins on to Stryker. Getting a sight of Stryker, Logan suffers from flashbacks during his days in the Weapon-X Program. These effects wear off after a few minutes, though. In 2023, Logan began spasming as a result, wounding Kitty and had his hands binded for precaution. Back in 1973, Magneto understands that Mystique could be a danger to all mutants and he tries to kill her with the gun. Mystique tries escaping but is hit in the leg due to Erik's powers. They fight on the street outside and after a while, Beast joins the fight. But when the police arrive, they are forced to scatter.
Trask now manages to convince President Richard Nixon to initiate the Sentinel Mark I program and they decide to show the eight Sentinels already done to the public. He explains that the Sentinels include no metal, so they cannot be controlled by Magneto.
As Magneto runs into Mystique, who refuses to help him, he finds his familiar-known helmet with Angel and Havok.
When Charles makes his way to New York, his legs starts giving out and his powers start to return. He is about to take more of the serum when Logan tells him that he will need his powers to find Mystique. Unable to use Cerebro, Logan allows Charles to use his powers on him, which begins a conversation with his older self. The older version of him tells the younger one that he missed one of the most human powers of all: Hope. He shows himself some of the brightest and most beautiful memories of his life to inspire himself. Returning to normal, they were able to use Cerebro. He finds Mystique in an airport and uses the people around her to talk to her but she refuses to listen. He does, however, learn that she is going to Washington D.C. Monitoring, Hank finds out that D.C. is where the Sentinel program will be held out. With no time to waste, the X-Men take the jet to D.C. and on the way there Logan had Charles promise that no matter how it goes, he will still bring together the X-Men in the future.
The Sentinels had been put on a train to D.C. the night before and Magneto had jumped onto one of the train cars. He then used the steel tracks of the railroad and inserted it into the Sentinels so that he would be able to control them.
In 2023, Kitty is struggling to stay alive. She is losing a lot of blood. Amongst this, the Sentinel Mark X:s are swarming in. Blink, Bishop, Storm, and Magneto manage to hold them at bay for some time with additional assistance from Colossus, Sunspot and Warpath. But one by one the X-Men and Free Mutants are killed. A mortally wounded Magneto parts with his old friend Charles in peace. Iceman is now the only thing in between Logan, Kitty, and the Professor, and he is quickly subdued.
In Washington, 1973, Charles, Logan and Hank arrive in front of the White House at the great revealing of the Sentinels. Magneto sabotages the unveiling by throwing the Robert F. Kennedy Stadium straight to the White House as he takes control of the Sentinel prototypes. Meanwhile, Mystique tries to shoot Trask, disguised as a Secret Service agent, but fails to do so as Charles mentally stops her. Nixon, Trask, and the other government officials take refuge in a bunker underneath the White House. Right above them, Magneto drops the stadium to the ground, making it impossible for the police to get to the White House. A piece of metal debris hits Charles, trapping him. Wolverine later attacks Magneto, charging him head-on, but Erik uses nearby steel bars and hurls him at the Potomac River. Breaking into a bunker, he turns the cameras to the bunker and announces to the nation that he will avenge all the mutants these men had killed. A disguised Mystique shows up, reveals herself, and and shoots Magneto in the side of the neck with a plastic bullet, not to kill but to stun. Just as she is bound to kill Trask, Xavier telepathically persuades her to spare him. She kicks off Erik's helmet so Xavier can take control of him. He uses Magneto's powers to take away the metal debris and then sends him away after saying goodbye to both Mystique and him. Meanwhile, Logan is drowning in the river and his vision is darkening.
In 2023, now that Mystique made the choice not to kill Trask, the entire timeline never existed and the war with the Sentinels never took place.
Logan wakes up in 2023 in Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. He walks around in it and notices some big changes. Everyone he knew is alive and well, spotting Jean Grey, whom he killed years ago, and tries to approach her, only to be stopped by Scott Summers. Meeting with the older Charles Xavier, whom he also was aware of what happened. Smiling, Charles tells Logan that after he nearly drowned he was found by Mystique, disguised as Stryker, ending his narration with the statement that "If you throw enough pebbles in the river you can change the future."
A young mutant in ancient Egypt telekinetically builds the pyramids, as onlookers chant, "En Sabah Nur." Four Horsemen are shown briefly in the background.
Additionally, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Lucas Till, and Kelsey Grammer reprise their roles from previous X-Men films as Jean Grey, Scott Summers, Pvt. Alex Summers, and Hank McCoy, respectively. Evan Jonigkeit, Andreas Apergis, and Gregg Lowe appear as Toad, Col. Sanders, and Ink, respectively. Mark Camacho portrays President Richard Nixon. Jan Gerste and Massimo Cannistraro make appearances as Gwen and Ramone. Michael Lerner and Francois Paquette portray Senator Brickman and McCarter, respectively, while Chris Claremont and Len Wein make cameo appearances as Congressman Parker and Davis, respectively. Zerha Leverman portrays Ms. Maximoff. Thai-Hoa Le and Gregory Hlady portray General Nhuan and General Petrov, respectively. Brendan Pedder makes an uncredited cameo as En Sabah Nur in a post-credits scene.
- The title of the film was confirmed by director Bryan Singer.
- The film was initially slated for a July 18, 2014, release before being moved up two months to May 23.
- Production for the film wrapped on August 17, 2013.
- Hugh Jackman hinted at a much larger cast for the completed film, stating, "Every other actor who’s ever put on a superhero uniform will be in it." Despite Jackman's statement, January Jones (Emma Frost), Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert), Alan Cumming (Nightcrawler), Jason Flemyng (Azazel), and Caleb Landry Jones (Banshee) were confirmed not to be appearing in the film.
- For April Fool's Day, 2013, Bryan Singer "confirmed" that pop singer Lady Gaga would appear in the film as the character Dazzler.
- The film's portrayal of Quicksilver came under criticism from fans in early 2014 when a cover featuring the character for an upcoming issue of Empire magazine was unveiled. Fans objected to the character's costume and overall look.
- Rogue was initially supposed to appear in only one scene in the film, which Bryan Singer announced was cut in December 2013. Although this meant Rogue was cut out of the film entirely, the character has since been inserted back into the film albeit in a very minor fashion.
- Director Bryan Singer has stated there was a scene in which an older sister of Quicksilver was mentioned as a reference to the Scarlet Witch, but it was ultimately cut.
- Bryan Singer talked about "changing history" in an interview with Empire Magazine. The director stated "I don't want people to panic about us erasing the movies. I believe in multiverses," explaining the possibility of certain events as they would be part of the history of alternate universes.
- Wolverine was seen fighting in Vietnam in Wolverine Origins, yet, he was seen in a bar in 1962, and he was working as a bodyguard in 1973. This means that the scenes of Vietnam in Wolverine Origins took place between 1963 and 1972.
- Along with Magneto's Helmet, other objects were held in the vault such as Havoc's chest plate, one of Angel's wings, and the coin from X-Men: First Class
- When Logan arrives in the past, he awakens in the buff next to a woman, several gangsters barge into Logan's room and inquire where Logan's clothing is, Logan replies "Would you believe me if I told you I was sent here from the future?" This is an obvious reference to the Terminator franchise where the time machine can only send people back in time without their clothing.
- Earlier versions of the film's script have a young Juggernaut helping Xavier, Beast, and Wolverine break Magneto out of the Pentagon. Juggernaut would have been thrown out of their plane at 20,000 feet, crashing into the Pentagon to land in Magneto's cell. Juggernaut was written out of the script and replaced with Quicksilver when the film's producers learned another version of the character would appear in the Marvel Studios' film Avengers: Age of Ultron. Actor Josh Helman, who was hired to portray the young Juggernaut, was recast as Major Stryker.
- This is the first X-Men film nominated for an Academy award (Best Visual Effects).
- This is first live-action Marvel film to take place in more than one reality.
- Characters from X-Men: Days of Future Past (film)
- Other things related to X-Men: Days of Future Past (film)
- Film Gallery: X-Men: Days of Future Past (film)
- Images from the film
Links and References
- First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
- Rogue Cut
- Singer, Bryan (19 December 2012). I would officially like to welcome @RealHughJackman to the cast of #Xmen Days of Future Past. Very excited! More to come....
- Singer, Bryan (27 November 2012). I'd like to officially welcome back James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, & Nicholas Hoult to #XMEN for #DaysOfFuturePast. Retrieved on 27 November 2012.
- Halle Berry Confirms Her Return As Storm In X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. ComicBookMovie.com (3 March 2013). Retrieved on 3 March 2013.
- Kelsey Grammer shoots Beast cameo for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Showbiz Spy (18 March 2014). Retrieved on 18 March 2014.
- Singer, Bryan (26 January 2013). Very excited to welcome #annapaquin, @ellenpage & @shawnrashmore to #XMen #DaysofFuturePast - thank you @BrettRatner for letting them live!. Retrieved on 26 January 2013.
- Singer, Bryan (13 February 2013). Officially like to welcome #PeterDinklage from #GameOfThrones to #XMEN #DaysofFuturePast Very very excited!. Retrieved on 13 February 2013.
- Kroll, Justin (14 February 2013). 'X-Men' casts Dinklage as villain. Variety. Retrieved on 15 February 2013.
- Buchanan, Kyle (15 July 2013). We Know Who the Secret Characters Are in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Vulture. Retrieved on 16 July 2013.
- Singer, Brian (2 March 2013). Thrilled to welcome the brilliant #OmarSy from the amazing film #TheIntouchables to the cast of #Xmen #DaysofFuturePast!.
- Perry, Spencer (18 July 2013). Comic-Con: New Character Portraits From X-Men: Days of Future Past. SuperHeroHype!. Retrieved on 18 July 2013.
- Singer, Bryan (23 May 2013). Before he was an #Avenger, he was just a REALLY fast kid. Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver.. Retrieved on 23 May 2013.
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- Sneider, Jeff (25 June 2013). 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Casts Rising Aussie Actor Josh Helman (Exclusive). The Wrap. Retrieved on 25 June 2013.
- Singer, Bryan (15 March 2013). 3 #Oscars, 6 #GoldenGlobes, 1 #BAFTA, 2 #Emmys, 2 #Tonys, 5 #Oliviers, 1 #Ceaser - Now let's blow s**t up! #XMEN. Retrieved on 15 March 2013.
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- 25 Moments (2012) (12 April 2014). Retrieved on 12 April 2014.
- Canto, Adan (20 April 2013). @BryanSinger: @canadiensMTL @sirpatstew @ianmckellen @adancanto @ShawnRAshmore pic.twitter.com/g9tfY1vse5 Thrilled tobeX-Men! #daysoffuturepast. Retrieved on 22 April 2013.
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- Singer, Bryan (24 April 2013). Every mutant needs a place to sit #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast. Retrieved on 24 April 2013.
- Singer, Bryan (27 November 2012). Thrilled to announce @ianmckellen118 & @SirPatStew are joining the cast of #XMEN #DaysOfFuturePast #magneto #professorX More to come.... Retrieved on 27 November 2012.
- Connelly, Brendon (5 June 2013). Is Havok Back? Lucas Till Has Been On Set For X-Men: Days Of Future Past. @#!*% Cool. Retrieved on 6 June 2013.
- Singer, Bryan (15 July 2013). "Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind." -JFK @lucastill #xmen #DaysOfFuturePast pic.twitter.com/OP46IyK4bZ. Retrieved on 15 July 2013.
- Sullivan, Kevin P. (7 January 2014). Which Classic 'X-Men' Character Is Making A 'Days Of Future Past' Comeback?. MTV. Retrieved on 7 January 2014.
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- FOX Moves Up X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Release. ComicBookMovie.com (20 June 2013). Retrieved on 20 June 2013.
- Singer, Bryan (17 August 2013). Just wrapped! Eternal thx 2 our amazing Montreal crew! C u at the party @RealHughJackman #SimonKinberg #HutchParker pic.twitter.com/Lfy2fagJNC. Retrieved on 18 August 2013.
- Lesnick, Silas (18 January 2013). Hugh Jackman Talks X-Men: Days of Future Past. SuperHeroHype!. Retrieved on 19 January 2013.
- Perry, Spender (24 January 2013). January Jones Says She Doesn't Think She'll be in X-Men: Days of Future Past. SuperHeroHype!. Retrieved on 26 January 2013.
- Perry, Spencer (26 January 2013). Rose Byrne Also Hasn't Heard Anything About X-Men: Days of Future Past. SuperHeroHype!. Retrieved on 26 January 2013.
- Lesnick, Silas (12 March 2013). Alan Cumming is Not in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Retrieved on 12 March 2013.
- Nicholson, Max (15 March 2013). Azazel Won't Be Back for Days of Future Past. Retrieved on 15 March 2013.
- Turek, Ryan (29 March 2013). Caleb Landry Jones will NOT be back as Banshee in the next X-Men movie. Just spoke with the man and he confirmed for me.. Retrieved on 29 March 2013.
- Singer, Bryan (1 April 2013). I can finally announce @ladygaga is joining #XMen #DaysofFuturePast as Dazzler. One of my all-time favorite characters. Can't wait!. Retrieved on 3 April 2013.
- Enk, Bryan (27 January 2014). Why Nerds Are Outraged Over 'X-Men' Movie's Quicksilver Makeover. Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved on 12 February 2014.
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- "THE PAST HAS A HABIT" Page 94~100 Empire Magazine May 2014
- Plumb, Ali (27 May 2014). X-Men: Days Of Future Past Spoiler Special Podcast With Screenwriter Simon Kinberg. Empire Online. Retrieved on 29 June 2015.
- de Semlyen, Phil (16 February 2015). Matthew Vaughn On His Version Of X-Men's Quicksilver Scene. Empire Online. Retrieved on 29 June 2015.
- Collura, Scott (13 March 2014). Turns Out Juggernaut Was Originally in X-Men: Days of Future Past. IGN. Retrieved on 29 June 2015.