|Iconic Days of Future Past Cover.|
The Days of Future Past story was in Uncanny X-men #141 and featured an older version of Kitty Pryde possessing her younger self. At the time she had literally only just joined the X-men. Her future self came from a Future where mutants were hunted down and were all but extinct. The tipping point that started the world onto the path that the bad future came from was the assassination of Senator Kelly, someone who has already featured in the previous X-men trilogy, at the hands of Magneto's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. This then started the hunting of the mutants etc. How much of this will be used in the film is unknown as Kitty was a teenager in the previous trilogy set forty years further in time. The X-men Film timeline continuity is already bad/ confusing enough.
|Christopher Ecclestone, building quite the geek portfolio now.|
Also casting news for Thor The Dark World as British actor Christopher Ecclestone (The first of the relaunched Doctor Who leads, The Invisible Man in Heroes and most recently Destro in G.I. Joe) is set to play Malekith The Accursed, an Elf Villain. I'm not that up to date on my Thor characters myself so the name doesn't mean that much to me, I'll admit.
|Maracas the who?|
Let's just hope he doesn't do a Scottish accent again. Yeah I watched G.I. Joe rise of the Cobra a few nights ago and the wounds are still fresh.