This year’s slate of anticipated Marvel comic book movies will begin flooding theaters this spring with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, carrying on through to Guardians of the Galaxy arriving on the scene in August. It’s for that reason that there has been a Marvel superhero film headline on our homepage almost daily for the past month or so, between those two Marvel Studios productions, Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and 20th Century Fox’s upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Days of Future Past uses its source material – Chris Claremont’s original time-travel comic book storyline – as the basis for a film that unites the present-day X-Men trilogy and X-Men: First Class casts, even though Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) will seemingly be the lone unifying element between the modern and 1970s settings for most of the movie’s running time – with exceptions, like what in the first Days of Future Past trailer appears to be an emotionally-charged meeting between young Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and the wizened Professor X (Patrick Stewart).

There are a lot of mutant characters in Days of Future Past, even though the movie’s screen time probably won’t be divided up anywhere near to equal between them (much less, compared to the main cast). Hence, the latest Instagram clip unveiled for the film – released by director Bryan Singer – highlights the primary X-Men in the story (Charles, Magneto and Mystique), along with a brief appearance by Colossus (again played by Daniel Cudmore) – with the latter boasting improved transformation effects, with regard to his metallic state – plus a couple newcomer mutation-powered players to the X-Men movie universe (ex. Bishop).

Watch that Days of Future Past clip below:

A second theatrical preview for Days of Future Past should be arriving within the next month (possibly much sooner), though it will likely be more oriented towards enticing and exciting the general moviegoing public to check out Singer’s new X-Men movie; hardcores fans have been inundated with screenshotscharacter profile images, and revelatory information concerning the film’s plot/character components over the past month in particular, so they’re probably feeling a bit burnt out right now (we certainly are).

How about it, then – what’s your current outlook towards Days of Future Past?

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in U.S. theaters on May 23rd, 2014.

Source: Bryan Singer