An in-depth discussion of X-Men: Days of Future Past from the screenwriter and comic book fan perspective, from Dan Calvisi author of the “Story Maps” series of screenwriting books and Steve Lam, writer for BamSmackPow.com. Topics discussed include the Twentieth Century Fox X-Men Cinematic universe, Bryan Singer, Marvel Studios, Edgar Wright and the Ant-Man movie, Jennifer Lawrence and Mystique’s arc and powers, Professor X, Wolverine, Magneto, the Sentinels, Apocalypse, post-credits scenes, time travel and much more.

This podcast was recorded on May 25, 2014, opening weekend of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. Please excuse any inaccuracies we may have about the story as we’d only seen the film once.

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For more screenwriting analysis of popular superhero and comic book-inspired movies, see my webinar WRITING THE SUPERHERO MOVIE, which comes with a free Story Map of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (just email me your purchase confirmation and I’ll reply with the bonus PDF).

Good Luck and Happy Writing,


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-Script Magazine


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