Here comes tomorrow
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?”