Final ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Trailer: Wolverine’s Team vs. The Sentinels

Published 1 year ago by , Updated April 16th, 2014 at 7:37 am,

After an eight-year long wait, (most of) director Bryan Singer’s original X-Men film roster – last seen in 2006′s X-Men: The Last Stand returns for another super-powered mutant adventure in just a matter of weeks. X-Men: Days of Future Past brings back the heroes and villains played by Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Shawn Ashmore, Ian McKellen and Halle Berry (& more!) and sees them share screen time with the core cast of 2011′s prequel X-Men: First Class.

Days of Future Past, the most expensive comic book film ever made, is the first Marvel movie to introduce time-travel, a common plot device featured in the comics, and thanks to its introduction, fans get to see the X-Men franchise veterans listed above joined by First Class stars Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence and Lucas Till.

Like previous films in the series, X-Men: Days of Future Past deals with anti-mutant hysteria but takes it to the extreme. Mutant-hunting machines called Sentinels were created in the ’70s (Nixon era) thanks to a man named Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage), and over the years future iterations of the machines evolved, ultimately lost control and nearly destroyed the planet. Now, the remaining mutants left alive must band together for one last mission to send Wolverine (Jackman) to the past and prevent this post-apocalyptic future from ever becoming a reality.

X Men Days of Future Past banner 1024x465 Final X Men: Days of Future Past Trailer: Wolverines Team vs. The Sentinels

The first Days of Future Past teaser introduced the returning characters and the core story element of using time travel to save the world, and the second X-Men: DOFP trailer focused on the action, showcasing the new and returning mutants using their super powers and battling the Sentinels. After some questionable marketing involving some less-than-stellar promo art and some burger-related commercials, the final trailer is now here for Fox’s 2014 superhero tentpole. Check it out and see how it compares to what we’ve seen from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which releases just a few weeks earlier.

Wolverine, the star of the franchise and of this movie in particular (we even get two versions of him!), gets all the screen time as the final trailer focuses strictly on his mission to the past and efforts to recruit and unit the most important mutants capable of helping out in the ’70s. We even get to see new characters like Quicksilver and Bishop in action, with their powers on display.

Fans will notice a few inconsistencies that the movie will attempt to explain, from Beast no longer being blue and furry, young Charles Xavier walking, old Wolverine having adamantium claws, etc. We don’t know why these things have all been altered, but the movie will offer explanations for all of them (we hope) according to Singer.

Still, the trailer is the best one yet for the film, offering plenty of action, spectacle, mutant powers, giant robots, and of course, a little bit of character humor. If anything, seeing Hugh Jackman still owning the role of the iconic Wolverine is a strong selling point for longtime fans, even if he’s supported by one of the most impressive film casts ever assembled in summer blockbuster. Excited?

Stick around for our in-depth analysis of the new trailer and be sure to check out the 100+ high-res photos and breakdown of the previous trailer!


More: X-Men: Days of Future Past Character Guide


Bryan Singer directs X-Men: Days of Future Past with newcomers Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Boo Boo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, Evan Peters, Adan Canto, Josh Helman, Evan Jonigkeit along with returning stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Halle Berry, Lucas Till, and Daniel Cudmore.

X-Men: Days of Future Past arrives in U.S. theaters on May 23rd, 2014, followed by Fantastic Four on June 19th, 2015, X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27th, 2016, The Wolverine 3 (not the official title) on March 3rd, 2017, Fantastic Four 2 on July 14th, 2017, and an unspecified Marvel film on July 13th, 2018.

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  1. Unnatural excitement ensue.

    • lololol yes.

  2. Damn stupid MPAA. Video not available in the UK. :(

    Oh well time to proxy!

  3. Trailer makes Quicksilver look likable.

    • Bad character design on screen becomes a force faster than a blur of a badly designed character on screen? Fox still sucks in my humble opinion. Just scroll up and down this page quick enough and you wont be able to tell how I feel about it. Reboot!

    • I still like the Marvel Quicksilver style more, Mainly when he’s moving. Its like a slight silver glint. This one is just weird. The kid they are using is ok in American horror story but thats the extent of ho much I can stand him really. Not a fan. But thats my opinion. Otherwise the movie looks interesting.

    • +1

  4. professor x walking, mystique still in the mansion and beast well human my guess is wolverine travel back in time before the event of x-men first class and no havok in this trailer maybe we will see him for like 5 min in the movie nonetheless i am looking forward BIG TIME for this movie

    • This film is set ten years after First Class. Mystique is NOT in the mansion. Professor X can walk because he’s taking the serum that Beast is using to keep him in human form.

    • Punctuation is your friend. Otherwise it’s hard to read what you’re saying.

  5. I want.

  6. I guess it looks ok, if you like this sort of thing.


  7. DAMN lets just lift up a friggin stadium up now!
    Only one month away
    Can’t wait to see how the end of this will start Apocalypse!!

    Any ideas for what actor could be Apocalypse???
    The Rock might be a good fit
    But there are so many rumors with him going to DC
    Gerard Butler has Gods of Egypt in 2016
    And Daniel Craig has Bond 24 in 2016
    Any suggestions?

    • Daniel Day Lewis :)

      • Daniel Day Lewis Apocalypse: “I DRINK YOUR MILKSHAKE!”

    • I was thinking Idris Elba in mo-cap

  8. That trailer really did it for me. The movie looks fantastic, which is something I was hoping to say after the release of last months trailer. There’s still enough time to drum up excitement for this movie (from the general audience I mean), so long as they keep building from here.

  9. Im a little turned off by the fact that the sentinels are targeting humans and mutants…

    I have a theory that the Age of Apocalypse happens because Wolverine is not able to actually change the future. We will in a sense get some “Sliders” esque alternate reality.

    In The Age Of Apocalypse storyline…Professor X is killed by his son Legion (who goes back to the past to try to kill Magneto)thereby changing the future and allowing (an all knowing) Apocalypse to come to power. Bishop is the only X-Man who survives…Wondering if He will actually survive DOFP (unite the x-men and rally them against Apocalypse?

    Also AOA could also bring us new mutants like Mr. Sinister, Channing Tatum’s Gambit, and maybe Cable, Deadpool & or Cyclops & Jean Grey. Its just a thought but it makes complete sense that since the future was reset many dead mutants may come back to life.

    • Im a little turned off by the fact that the sentinels are targeting humans and mutants…


      It could be said any organism eventually and or continually mutates depending on the environment. Or even mutant genes are latent within in everyone (or a lot more people) and only activate when meshed with a compatible mutant gene or other catalyst.

      There are medical conditions like that now that can skip over generations but still be passed not ‘activating’ until generations down the road. Hemophilia is one of those.

      The Sentinels take that into consideration. So while you may be carrying a mutant gene and not have powers you are still considered a threat in the long run based on your ability to pass that gene and or mesh that gene with another creating a mutant.

      • Is that fact? Or are you speculating? If speculating, why bother posting? Iceman30 is allowed to not like an idea and I’m not sure making something up is fair to counter his opinion.

        It’s an interesting idea but I haven’t heard that with regards to the movie.

        • Is that fact? Of course it is a fact that genes can lay dormant and skip generations.

          Or are you speaking about ‘It COULD be said’ that follows with ‘the Sentinels take that into consideration.’?

          Why bother posting? Why not it shows that I read what he wrote, asked why he would have a concern with it (or turned off with it) and provided a possible explanation as to why they would turn on humans.

          Why do you bother posting to someone you think should not have posted?

          So to clear this up for you. He is turned off by the Sentinels attacking humans and mutants alike. He does not really explain why. So I gave an example as to why they might (backed with real life knowledge).

          Which may have him thinking about it saying hmmm maybe they can work it where there is a valid reason for Sentinels to attack humans (maybe not my example). Now I am not turned off.

          As for speculation…. Unless we know for fact something is going to happen everything we post is speculation. Much like him speculating (or theorizing).

          So what have you heard about the movie with regards to the Sentinels turning on humans? Do you have any thoughts on why they might?

          • I have heard nothing with regards to Sentinels turning on humans and I haven’t had any thoughts as to why they would, because I haven’t heard.

            Maybe I misunderstood your post. I read it as you saying he shouldn’t be turned off because of the reasons you gave. I’m not really sure why Iceman30 would need to “show his work” as all he said was that he’s a little turned off by it. I think that’s a reasonable opinion.

            I just don’t think your speculation is grounds to basically say that someone opinion is invalid, which is how I took your post. If I’m wrong, sorry.

            • Then you did not watch the trailer I assume? Wolverine states in the first 30 seconds ‘they were created first to target mutants then they started targeting everyone.’

              I was stating he shouldn’t be turned off with the Sentinels targeting humans until he finds out why. I gave an example as to how they could target humans based on recessive genes.

              Reason being if the Sentinels were only targeting mutants and left humans alone the world (in essence based on what is known about mutants) would be a better/safer place.

              However something does go wrong and instead of just targeting mutants the sentinels decide to target all humans. Now we have to find out why….

              • You wrote “So what have you heard about the movie with regards to the Sentinels turning on humans? Do you have any thoughts on why they might?”

                Where exactly did you ask me if I heard Wolverine say that in the trailer. You clearly asked me if I knew anything beyond what Wolverine said in the trailer.

                So why do you come back with this juvenile argument that I didn’t watch the trailer? That’s not what you asked me. Please stay on point, Aknot.

                • Really?

                  You wrote:
                  ‘I have heard nothing with regards to Sentinels turning on humans’ AND ‘I haven’t had any thoughts as to why they would, because I haven’t heard.’ (your words not taken out of context)

                  So that means you haven’t heard that Sentinels turn on humans (your first part). So I surmised that since you have heard nothing with regards to Sentinels turning on humans you hadn’t seen the trailer.

                  All I did was assume you haven’t watched the trailer (by choice or inability (at work, etc.) because of the words you typed. I even say I Assume.

                  Its not an argument.

                  The reason I asked ‘So what have you heard about the movie with regards to the Sentinels turning on humans? Do you have any thoughts on why they might?’ is because at this point it is SPECULATION (as you pointed out) why they are based on Iceman30s being a little turned off by it.

                  So in asking you there may be other reasons/theories etc. that they might. For example below Age_of_Desolation pulls directly from the source material. I just pulled from a reason that regular non comic fans may understand it. All I did was ask you if you had an idea why since we dont know at this time and it may help Iceman30 not be so turned off……

                  • Yes, that’s what I said. I thought it was clear that I meant other than the one line in the trailer.

                    I think we’re misunderstanding each other, I thought your “why?” to Icaman30 was a little antagonistic but I was wrong. My bad.

                    • Not an issue sometimes something as simple as a conversation gets ‘lost’ on the internet. The cost of technology. :D

                    • You’re right about that. :)

    • In the comics the Sentinels basically get reprogrammed by Apocalypse and this happens in the books too. He is the type of being who believes only the strong survive, so most Sentinels end up targeting both humans and mutants who are weak since to Apocalypse’s followers only he is strong.

      We haven’t seen him yet since he’s in the background, but he’s definitely the real reason why Days of Future Past happens. His disciple from the Madri temple, Mystique, is basically brainwashed by him to kill Senator Kelly which leads to the ruined future and leads to Xavier’s death. And in the books Apoc uses all his followers, especially the humans who worship him like Cameron Hodge, Striker and the Purifiers…

  10. Christopher Judge for Apocalypse

    • Yes.^^

      I am still not excited enough to see this movie in theaters. I feel I have been burned too many times to take a chance at yet another Wolverine movie.

      A part of me wants this movie to do well, but I also want it to fail so bad that a reboot from ground up is forced on the franchise.

  11. I am a fan of the X-Men comics, Cashmere, and Godzilla but lets don’t use Led Zeppelin in this trailer! Reboot after Apocalypse and another Wolverine movie – I meant Hugh Jackman!

    • They used Kashmir to represent the 70s era, which relates to the storyline.

  12. Every trailer and clip keeps my hopes high for this movie to be successful! Fun trailer, and fun humor; can’t wait for May 23rd!

  13. Omar Sye who plays Bishop looks more like Bishop without the dreads & ugly facial hair. He is really a handsome guy and it sucks they hid him underneath all that unbelievable fake hair & makeup.

    • He’s probably too busy dodging Sentinels to care about his looks.

  14. “The most expensive CBM ever made”

    Just how much did it cost Fox to make X:DOFP ?

  15. Good Trailer, but hate that song that plays.

  16. That trailer actually made me interested in the movie. Looks definitely better than The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which looks like the first Amazing Spider-Man on LSD (too colorful, too messy, too much of everything).

  17. Just saw an advanced screening of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Didn’t get a mid credits scene, but the scene from DOFP with Mystique and Havok fighting in the army camp right where you’d expect a button scene during the credits. Anyone know if there is meant to be a mid credits scene? I know it’s a few weeks before theAmerican release. Has it been filmed yet? If there is one? Seemed strange to advertise a Fox movie during a Sony movie.

  18. I prefer the second trailer and the teaser clip of the opening scene to this. I think the music just doesn’t flow well with the trailer. Makes it seem like everything is just for $hits and giggles. Not that it has to be overly serious bit I just prefer the second.

  19. Whoa…never thought I would hear Led Zeppelin in any movie trailer…

  20. Not impressed with this trailer. I hate the inconsistencies.

  21. This movie cost roughly 200 to 225 million dollars
    If They cast a white dude to play apocalypse I am NOT watching that

    • Well white people are far superior.

      • Oh so you have no problem being ethnically miss casted.. I can assume you’re white so you wouldn’t mind that when they make a movie on your life story your played by some Mexican dude

      • Did you know that the entire x-men franchise was created for the civil rights movement Charles Xavier and Eric lensherr are representation of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X

        • Why are you feeding the troll?

        • Cool story bro. Thanks for enlightening me on that piece of history. My life is so much better now that I know that. Tonight, I will be able to sleep at night. Thank god!

  22. You only read the comic to see just how much better that is compared to the film…. There’s never been a single comic book film that’s been adapted perfectly its not possible

    • Define adapted perfectly. I thought Ironman the first was. Granted there was some dabbling to bring it into modern times (sans the Vietnam war) however the whole purpose of an ADAPTATION is to change. To Adapt.

      So if it is a perfect adaptation it has perfect change. So if it is different from the comic it has adapted perfectly. If it just mimics the comic page for page story for story it is a perfect copy. However since the movies are well movies and the comics are well books you can never perfectly copy it unless of course you have a movie of someone turning the pages of a comic book so you can read it.

  23. Between this trailer and the previous ones, I think I have seen the whole movie.

  24. Trailer looks amazing! O.O

  25. Well, I for one like the style of Singer’s filming in this one. Feels like he stepped his game up.

  26. To Aknot i feel what ur sayin and it definetly changes my perspective on the matter id still have to say i want to see a
    page for page copy of comic book movie… JLA: Tower Of Babel..
    they have the dc animation JLA Doom.. but it doesn’t really do the story Justice…
    See that.. i made a pun…

    • Secretly I do also. However I understand why it will never happen. We can have things that are close (as mentioned IM the first) however we will never see a Death in the Family, Killing Joke, Identity Crisis, WWHulk, Civil War etc.

      The logistics not to mention time it would take (the stories to unfold) make it impossible.

      Yes I also agree the animation/toons where you COULD have a page for page conversion do not even meet that and that is always perplexed me.

  27. Led Zepplin, perfect!!! Afterall, it is a 70′s period piece so very fitting. I’m excited!!! This is a great build up for what will be a huge payoff.

  28. I’m looking forward To seeing how they bring back Angel in Age of Apocalypse

  29. Very, very excited. I hope it is worth the wait.

    • Agreed. been excited since they announced Singer
      back in the directors chair