Originally Posted by jed
Thanks a lot.
So I guess Singer is making some changes, his own take on the "Days of Future Past" storyline, because Rogue( Anna Paquin), Ice Man ( Shawn Ashmore), Beast (Nicholas Hoult) are not featured in the story at all.
Senator Robert Kelly- That's a tricky one. I don't know how the character is going to be brought back since he turn into water in X1.
Franklin Richards- not familar with this character. Is he related to Reed Richards from Fantastic Four?
Reed and Sue Richard's son. In the comics, as Franklin's powers in the FF book had never really been explored at the time (had been hinted at, but he was and for the foreseeable future will ever will be a kid), they had the adult Franklin killed off very quickly in DOFP to avoid treading on the toes of future FF writers.
Since then it's now known that an adult Franklin will be extremely
powerful (Omega level and then some). Even the young Franklin was powerful enough to create an entire universe after Onslaught (Heroes Reborn). A future Franklin has been shown to be immortal and can command Galactus like a pet.
For DOFP's purposes, it's best to assume he has been powered down considerably for some unseen reason whilst growing up, as a fully powered Franklin could take out the Sentinels all on his own otherwise.
Edit: Just to add., Rachel Summers is also Scott and Jean's daughter. The reason she was in the story, even though Jean had been killed just a few issues before, is that the decision to kill Jean off was a late one (the pages for the original ending where she lived had already been pencilled) and John Byrne, who was the one who plotted DOFP (this one was his idea) had already planned the story out with Rachel in it.