Re: Days of Future Past News and Discussion - - - - - Part 14
FilmNerdJamie has already told us that a recent rough cut of the film was 128 minutes long which I think is a fine runtime. It's about the same as X2 and that's fine.
With that in mind, I don't think the future scenes are going to be anywhere close to 40 minutes of the movie. That's way too much time reserved for a portion that doesn't directly affect the plot of the movie.
If Jamie is right with his quote that they are there for what you'd expect - they're there to be killed off one by one to show how bleak the future is.