The X-Men universe has had sequels and it’s had a prequel but now it’s time for what director Bryan Singer refers to as an “inbetweequel” in X-Men: Days of Future Past. As future versions of Professor Xavier and Magneto watch their fellow mutants being persecuted by Sentinels, they resolve to use Kitty Pryde’s abilities to send Wolverine’s mind back into his younger body and prevent the fracture between humans and mutants.
As the above image demonstrates, however, the process isn’t without its dangers for both Kitty Pryde and Wolverine. Kitty can usually only send a person back in time about 15 minutes, and although Wolverine’s healing abilities allow him to survive the long journey into the past, his body will eventually start to break down under the pressure.
We’ve already seen plenty of detailed images of the mutants – both old faces and new – as they appear in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but for those who are seeking the perfect poster to hang up in celebration of the film’s release, there’s a new batch of potential choices now available, courtesy of CBM. Most of them are standard character posters of various mutants in dramatic poses, but some of them are genuinely excellent (click any one to enlarge):
One thing that immediately stands out about these posters is the emphasis on Wolverine, who only had a brief cameo in X-Men: First Class but more or less takes center stage in X-Men: Days of Future Past as the vessel for a message across time. Wolverine remains the only mutant to have starred in his own series of standalone movies, so it makes sense that he would be, quite literally, the poster child for what is the most expensive X-Men installment yet (and one of the costliest superhero movies to date in general).
The divide between the potentially better future for mutants and the very bad future is also represented strongly, particularly in the final poster. Whether the plan to save the future works out for better or worse in this latest installment, it’s been said that X-Men: Days of Future Past will move all of the pieces into place for X-Men: Apocalypse, so keep a careful eye out for signs of foreshadowing when watching it.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will open in 2D and 3D theaters on May 23, 2014.