One of the most fascinating things about Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class is its setting. While all of the previous movies in the franchise have taken place in modern day, the "prequel" brought audiences back to a time the Kennedy presidency and Cold War paranoia, highlighted by and end sequence that served as an awesome riff on the real life Cuban Missile Crisis.

But while we've heard all kinds of details about the upcoming sequel, Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past, including the fact that Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore and Ellen Page will all be reprising their roles from the original trilogy, one detail that has evaded us has been the year that the bulk of the story would be taking place. Today it seems that date has been revealed.

Comic Book Movie has picked up on a Twitter post from user @tvchiquita that has a casting call for the new film that seems to reveal what year most of X-Men: Days of Future Past will be taking place, and the answer is (drumroll please) 1973 - about ten years after the events of the first movie. The sequel appears to be going under the name "HK Productions" and looks to start costume fittings for background performers in the middle of next month up in Montreal. You can check out the full casting call below:

But what does it mean? Will Singer and his crew be focusing on another major historical event like they did in the first movie, or will it be operating separately? Could the ten year gap explain why January Jones may not be coming back as Emma Frost? Tell us your wildest theories in the comments below!

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