Marketing for X-Men: Days of Future Past – the biggest (and most expensive) Marvel superhero blockbuster made by 20th Century Fox to date – got kicked up a notch this week, as several human and mutant characters from director Bryan Singer’s comic book movie were given their own magazine cover, providing fans with a reason to celebrate and/or mourn how the new additions to the X-movie universe are being represented. Those covers also revealed the different models of the mutant-hunting giant robots in the film, otherwise known as Sentinels
Empire Magazine exclusively premiered all 25 Days of Future Past covers to start the week, and continues its parade of X-Men related goodness today, by unveiling four additional images from the heavily-anticipated project, which is also a risky investment for the studio – considering that it’s the starting point for a planned Fox/Marvel shared universe.
The X-Men: Days of Future Past script by Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes) sends modern-day Wolverine’s (Hugh Jackman) consciousness back into his 1970s-era body, so he can work together with the younger mutants of X-Men: First Class to stop an event that will lead a dystopian future – one where mutantkind has been hunted to the brink of extinction by Sentinels, while the rest of human civilization suffers when everyday people likewise get caught in the deadly machines’ line of fire.
Wolvie, in the present-day, has silver-tinged hair, bone claws and maybe reduced healing abilities (due to what happened to him in The Wolverine), but the healthier and (relatively) happier ’70s Wolvie doesn’t have the adamantium sheers either – seeing how this would be before his Weapon X days depicted in X-Men Origins: Wolverine – as you can see, below.
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Also featured here is present-day Magneto (Ian McKellen), who’s doing his magnetically-powered flying thing near the mysterious temple glimpsed in several of the Days of Future Past photos released so far; not to mention, the official teaser trailer. Similarly, that’s Sunspot (Adan Canto) and non-transformed Colossus (Daniel Cudmore) alongside Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde and Shawn Ashmore’s Iceman, right outside of the aforementioned safe haven; maybe that’s a clue for a scene featured in a recent script leak (a fight between Colossus and a Sentinel).
As for why Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) is waving a gun around, the Days of Future Past footage unveiled points to an assassination attempt – possibly against President Nixon – having something to do with scientist Boliver Trask (Peter Dinklage) being sought out to construct an anti-mutant defense that, in time, evolves and develops in to the modern Sentinel program. Question is, what role does Mysty play in all that, considering she’s now in her rabble-rouser stage of expressing mutant pride?
X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in U.S. theaters on May 23rd, 2014.
Source: Empire Online