As Captain America: The Winter Soldier winds down its box office domination, Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is poised to hit U.S. theaters in a just a few days. Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past will follow just a few weeks later, and the predictable marketing flurry is about to intensify.
From the exciting final full-length trailer to the upcoming teaser included during the end credits of Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, to star Hugh Jackman’s entertaining body slam of a Magento pretender on WWE’s Monday Night Raw, Fox appears to be launching awareness for the most expensive comic book movie ever made across as many platforms as possible.
Despite the TV spots, trailers, featurettes and viral videos from Days of Future Past, proper clips have been somewhat scarce. We’ve had a glimpse of the future-set opening battle against the Sentinels, and now a new DoFP switches gears and time periods – watch the clip up above, courtesy of Yahoo!
Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) is once again at the center of the action, infiltrating a meeting of what appear to be foreign dignitaries, all assembled for a demonstration by Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) of his new anti-mutant weapon. Attended by a young William Stryker (Josh Helman), Trask shows off a handheld device designed to detect mutants – and it just so happens there’s a mutant in the room.
Placing the always-welcome Dinklage opposite Lawrence is another reminder of the opportunities for all kinds of engaging mixing and matching among such a huge cast. On the heels of this new clip, we also have two new TV spots. Here’s the first one, which again places some emphasis on Mystique even as it checks in with most of the main cast:
The second spot, like the first, recuts footage we’ve already seen, albeit in a slightly different fashion. This one gives us another look at the fantastic-looking shot of young Magneto (Michael Fassbender) using his powers to elevate an entire stadium:
Rounding out today’s Days of Future Past news, Box Office Mojo gives us the movie’s official rating from the MPAA. DoFP will be rated PG-13, for “sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action, some suggestive material, nudity and language.” Suggestive material? Language? Nudity? Well, every other X-Men movie has also been rated PG-13, so this is not exactly a surprise.
Days of Future Past is one of our most anticipated May releases, since not only are we eager to see how director Bryan Singer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg weave together the casts of both the original X-films and the prequel X-Men: First Class but we also want to see what fate has in store for characters like Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Wolverine. How will DoFP set up the universe for the next few entries in the form of X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine 3, and the mooted X-Force spinoff?
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.
Source: Yahoo! Movies