Bishop and Warpath are coming to Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.
A lot of things happen thanks to X-Men: Days of Future Past despite the fact that the story is really just a two-issue tale. These days, events like this would last half a year – or sometimes longer. Back when Chris Claremont wrote this story, it was just a small tale in the midst of the ongoing X-Men universe. However, much like Iron Man’s Demon in the Bottle story (a one-issue story that Bob Layton was just writing as a one-off), it took on a life of its own.
One of the biggest things to happen in Days of Future Past was the creation of the multi-verse in the X-Men mythos, with many characters living very different lives in the different worlds surrounding the team.
In the world of the Days of Future Past future, most mutants were killed by the giant Sentinels robots or locked away in concentration camps. As a matter of fact, by the end of the story it looked they they all died until the past was changed. In the comics, that did not change the past but created an alternate future. While he never appeared in the two issues of the comic, Bishop comes from that future.
Bishop was born in one of the concentration camps and branded with an M over one of his eyes to always label him as a mutant. After the Sentinels were defeated, a mutant police force was formed and Bishop was part of that unit. He ended up traveling through time to the present day, knowing he could never return, and became at first an X-Men and then an antihero who fought the X-Men.
There is no word on how he plays into this story. He came from the right timeline but had nothing to do with the original story that introduced it, making me think Singer is using the original but bringing the entire future world into play as well.
Omar Sy (The Wire) will play Bishop in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
The second character, Warpath, is from the main X-Men timeline. When the “New X-Men” were formed (Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, et al.), Thunderbird was one of the original members but died in the team’s first mission. Warpath was Thunderbird’s brother and blamed the X-Men for his brother’s death. He ended up as an ally on occasions and an enemy on others throughout his Marvel comics tenure.
It is expected that Booboo Stewart will portray Warpath.