According to Comic Book Resources on Sunday, writer/producer Simon Kinberg spoke at WonderCon about improving upon where "X-Men: The Last Stand" had left off and redeeming the franchise with "X-Men: Days of Future Past". Apparently, it is rather known that the last installment of the film directed by Brett Ratner had disappointing results and Kinberg spoke to the public about how they plan on redeeming the franchise.
The writer/producer thought they could have improved upon the Dark Phoenix character and to "write the wrongs of the past". Footage was shown at WonderCon displaying stunning footage of the future in a rather "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" environment. One could imagine Reese heading off the defending the remaining portion of the human race that would be analogous to the mutants in a similar and bleak situation on Earth. There was glorious applause at the Anaheim Convention Center.
If one could compare the 70s version of the Sentinels to the future Sentinels, would could see a great deal of difference in the future in so much that they use more of a co-operative "hive mind" to work together to head off the last remaining mutants on earth. As seen in the footage at WonderCon, one Sentinel had absorbed the flame powers of Sunspot while transferring said powers via the hive mind network to another and using said abilities on Iceman. Similar footage had already been shown in a previous YouTube trailer made available to the public about a week prior.
Kinberg did explained to fans the reasoning behind Wolverine making the trip back in time as opposed to Kitty Pryde in that it would be rather logical to do so considering Logan had existed already in both time lines due to his longevity. The writer/producer explained, "[Logan] is the only character in the film who exists in the same two time periods,” Kinberg began. “[Hugh Jackman] gets to play two different versions of the character, which is great". Of course, unlike Reese from the "Terminator" film, it's unknown weather Hugh Jackman's end trip will put him in the buff or not.
Unbeknownst to the rest of the fan community, Kinberg did explain that an even greater threat of Boliver Trask's creation will be making its appearance. One things for certain, in the comic book community, there is a being that did wind up being more of a replacement for Trask in the creation of the Sentinels known as Master Mold. So fans might be mindful of Trask's, played by Peter Dinklage, additional inventions.
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" opens in theaters May 23.