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Comic Heroes - - Interview -

No X-Men comic story show­cases the fear and un­cer­tainty with which the ever op­pressed mu­tants must live as bleakly as “Days Of Fu­ture Past”. The ba­sis for this sum­mer’s fourth X-Men movie, it por­trays a fu­ture in which mu­tants have been hunted to the brink of extinction. But ac­cord­ing to cre­ator Chris Clare­mont, no mat­ter how the film ends up, it can’t avoid the cen­tral ques­tion at the heart of his orig­i­nal tale.

“The end of the story is the key, which is when Ororo asks (or at least does in sub­se­quent is­sues), ‘Did we fix any­thing? Did we save the world or not?’ The an­swer is ‘We won’t know un­til we get there,’ and by then, let’s face it, we’ll ei­ther have won or it will be too late. What is seen far too of­ten in The

Ter­mi­na­tor films is that noth­ing is wil­ier than the fu­ture that’s de­ter­mined to come out its way. No mat­ter what is done in the past, the Ter­mi­na­tors find a way to adapt to it in the fu­ture. What­ever the X-Men do in the past and in their present, who knows what ef­fect it will have in our present?”

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