‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Images: Quicksilver’s Powers & Wolverine vs. Beast

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While Marvel Studios is busy trying to get their ambitious 2014 tentpoles Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy off the ground, Fox will be trying to expand its own section of the Marvel Movie Universe by revamping its X-Men franchise with X-Men: Days of Future Past. The new entry in the series will unite the original X-Men trilogy with the slightly-altered continuity of X-Men: First Class, in a time-travel tale split (unevenly, mind you) between the near future in the ’70s-era.

When mutant-hunting robots called Sentinels overrun the future, Prof X (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellen) unite their remaining X-Men and Brotherhood teams for a final desperate bid to change the past, by sending the consciousness of an aging Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back into the body of his ’70s-era self. While the futuristic X-Men Brotherhood guards Wolverine’s body against the Sentinel onslaught, Logan must traverse the past and bring a broken young Xavier (James McAvoy) out of depression, in order to work with his estranged comrade Magneto (Michael Fassbender) to prevent the Sentinel threat that is about to be created by industrialist Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage).

A complicated narrative, to be sure, but one that holds potential for some of the most epic X-Men action we’ve seen yet, a whole new continuity to play with, and future spinoff opportunities like X-Force. Today we have new Days of Future Past photos share – both are set in the ’70s and feature Wolverine’s encounters with various characters from the First Class world, including Xavier, Magneto, Beast (Nicholas Hoult) – and most notably, newcomer Quicksilver (Evan Peters):

Not much to see here, but fans are going to be especially critical of how Peters appears in the image – especially since he has no confirmed costume beyond the ’70s getup we see above. Sure, there will be super slow-motion sequences that could be a fantastic showcase of Quicksilver’s powers – and it’s probable the one image above is one such sequence, as Peters previously went on record as saying, “It’s super, super, super, super slomo. You can see raindrops frozen in the air. Stuff like that. It’s amazing how that camera works.”

With just one image it’s impossible to tell much context. Peters has described his Quicksilver as  a guy characterized by annoyance with the slow pace of the world around him, and how he sees everything at a much more rapid pace: The one question this image raises for me is whether or not in this film version Quicksilver’s speed effect can be extended to others. Are Charles, Erik and Logan frozen still while Quicksilver is moving into the room? Or are the three men staring in awe at the effect of a world slowed down so much the rain hangs on air? What do you think?

As for the other photo: That’s classic Wolverine and Beast, and looks like a nice hat-tip to more than a few of the comics.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past will be in theaters on May 23, 2014.

Source: SHH, EW

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  1. So they’re gonna cheat his super speed? We’re not going to actually see him running fast while the rest of the world is normal paced?

    • We won’t know until we see – maybe in the next full trailer we’ll see a bit of him in action.

    • It would be strange to show his powers in only slowing the rest down, I imagine – and sincerely hope – they will do both. The super, super slow seems to me more like a thing they “have to do” because it is going to look awesome =)!

  2. Am I the only one who is noticing that professor X is walking here? Is he no longer paralyzed? This would explain at least his ability to walk in the prologue of “Last Stand”. I guess we learn how he regains his ability to walk- only to lose it again. So much retconning.

    • It’s confusing. We’ve seen him in the chair and out. We’ve seen blue Beast and non-blue McCoy. It makes me think alternate timelines, like they had to try twice or something.

  3. Is that someone taped to the wall in the background…?

    • yeah maybe Quicksilver took some duck tape of his jacket and put it on the guy lol.

  4. This looks horrible. I have no hope for this movie.

  5. I still think it is a late 80’s Quicksilver who has ran back in time to find his dad or mom.

  6. Xaiver is walking, and the continuity issues is AWFUL! He was bald in origins, and First Class is after origins…what the heck. FOX reboot x-men before you use up comic book plots in the wrong way. Start fresh please. please please please.

    • Actually.. origins is after first class.. in fact origins is after this movie lol…

  7. The last act of Origins took place in 1979, First Class took place in the early 60’s. They are probably going to have some mulligan explaining how he is walking. While they are at it they are going to have reinerate how he is alive after X-3 for those who may have not seen the end credit scene or just forgot it by now.

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