Fans of the X-Men franchise have another reason to get excited about Bryan Singer’s X-Men: First Class follow-up, X-Men: Days of Future Past. Chris Claremont, who penned the fan-favorite two-issue “Days of Future Past” storyline for The Uncanny X-Men in the early ‘80s – the comic on which the new flick is based – revealed to MTV Geek that he’s been asked for his input on the big-screen adaptation.
“Of all the arcs that I wrote,” said Claremont, “that’s probably the most popular with fans. I’ve been asked to kind of, maybe be around for a little consultation. I won’t have a lot of input at all, but it’s nice that they asked.”
“I’m looking forward to seeing it on screen,” he added. “It was fun to write, and fun to see what John Byrne and Terry Austin did, and now we get to see what it’s like on the big screen. So it will be fun.”
Of the X-Men franchise on the whole – which Claremont has been instrumental in growing – he said, “Stan Lee created it, I had a hand in it, others have had a hand in it. I’ll tell you, it’s been a privilege and an honor to work on these characters. I’m happy I could contribute a little bit to the whole mythos.”
Claremont also penned the original comic that inspired this summer’s blockbuster The Wolverine, which the writer said he “loved.”
X-Men: Days of Future Past lands in theatres on May 23rd, 2014!