The X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer is online… and it is amazing.
The new film is based on the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline “Days of Future Past” by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. The X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class in a battle that must change the past – to save their future.
Fans of the franchise have been waiting (not so patiently) for any glimpse of what the time-travelling story line will entail. We’ve also been anticipating the long awaited the return of Bryan Singer to the franchise. I wasn’t the biggest fan of X-Men: Last Stand…then again…who was?… but X-Men: First Class was a fun, impressive and refreshing take on the X-Men characters that we know and love.
Bryan Singer is back! And so is most of the fantastic cast of the original X-Men films and the First Class prequel reprising their roles!
Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Lucas Till, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin…to name a few. With the addition of new friends and foes, including Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask (the creator of the ominous mutant-hunting “Sentinel” robots) and Omar Sy as the time travelling Bishop (a fan-favourite).
The marketing campaign has been absolutely stunning to date. Excitement really started to kick-in after the theatrical release of The Wolverine. WARNING! SPOILER! The credits included a scene teasing X-Men: Days of Future Past. The scene, set two years after the events of The Wolverine, depicts Logan going through an airport security checkpoint while a commercial for Trask Industries plays in the background. All of a sudden, Logan notices that all the metal objects around him start to shake and levitate. He whirls around to find Magneto, who claims he needs Logan’s help to combat a threat to all mutants. When Logan asks Magneto why he should trust him, all the people around them freeze as Professor Xavier approaches Logan and assures him that Magneto is telling the truth. This was probably the best reason to have seen The Wolverine in theatres.
They’ve followed up with Trask Industries teasers – leaving us with an ominous view of the future for mutants.
Then there was the AMAZING cast turn out for ComicCon this year – with almost all members of the extremely large, diverse and in-demand cast showing up and discussing the upcoming film.
As excited as I am to see the film – my absolute favourite thing so far has been the interactions of the cast with each other – specifically the interactions of the “young” and “old” Professor Xavier and Magneto.
Counting down the Days til the Future is Past. May 2014 can’t come soon enough.