‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Japanese Trailer: Mutants, Mutants & More Mutants

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 may be hogging the superhero spotlight for the moment, but X-Men: Days of Future Past is looming closely behind its webbed shadow. In fact, even Spidey himself can’t shake the mutants, as evidenced by recent news that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will include a peek at the latest X-Men adventure.

The film has been heavily marketed as a time-traveling mutant fest, combining the original trilogy cast with the actors from X-Men: First Class and presumably setting a new course for the franchise’s future.  The third and final trailer for Days of Future Past has given us our best look at the film’s story, but even so, several looming questions are surrounding what is likely to be a complicated plot indeed.

However, the just-released Japanese trailer for the film (see above) instead marks a return to the marketing’s focus on the ensemble cast, action sequences and visual effects. This isn’t surprising, considering that action-heavy American films tend to be the ones that perform best overseas. After all, Fox is having enough difficulty trying to sell casual moviegoers stateside on the premise behind the film.

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There isn’t a ton of new footage for fans who have been following the film’s marketing campaign from the beginning. However, we do get a few closer glimpses at the post-apocalyptic world inhabited by the original cast and new additions like Bingbing Fan and Adan Canto. It’s a bit misleading for the marketing to focus so heavily on this part of the storyline since we know the bulk of the storyline (and the majority of filming) focuses on the First Class cast, but it’s hard to fault Fox for wanting to show off its impressive cast.

The pressure is truly on for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Reportedly, it is already one of Fox’s most expensive productions ever, and the studio is betting hard that the film breaks open their segment of the Marvel universe. At the moment, rumors has it that Fox is considering spin-off films for Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique and the character of Gambit (perhaps played by Channing Tatum), in addition to X-Men: Apocalypse and the announced third Wolverine film. It’ll be interesting to see how the film plays both here and overseas and how that affects Fox’s plans.

What do you think of the Japanese trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past? Let us know in the comments section below.


X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters on May 23, 2014, followed by X-Men: Apocalypse and The Wolverine 3 (not the official title) on May 27, 2016 and March 3, 2017, respectively.

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  1. Do you know what happens to a Storm when it gets impaled by a Sentinel? The same thing that happens to everything else…ack…gurgle…*cheers from the audience*!

    • +1

  2. All these Japanese trailers today are just poor quality, more badly cut down versions of already existing trailers with subtitles smeared all over them.

  3. I wonder if Halle Berry didn’t try to get the writers and bryan singer to change that horrendous Toad line from the first film.

    • If Halle can’t sleep her way to better dialog then what is the use of that face? LOL

      • Well, lets see…You need a mouth to breath, eat, burp etc…Eyes are for sight, ears are for hearing things, I believe you need a nose to smell with…Yes, I believe she would need those things regardless of who she sleeps with.

        • You can breath through a trac opening, you can be fed through a tube, people don’t need to see, ask the Commission for the Blind, hearing is not necessary as my brother is deaf half the time and smelling is not really necessary either, as the lady whose face was torn off by the monkey can attest to.

          So no, I don’t think she does.

          And if I was blind and deaf I could have avoided that dialog now that you bring it up….*thinks to self*.

  4. Great hopes for this film and I’m sure it’ll be a good one. I can’t wait to watch it.

  5. An X-Men movie without Cyclops? That sounds like all Japanese to me!

    • They’ve killed him, he’s dead. But then I thought Xavier was too. Maybe his friend Juggernaut went and save them all including Phoenix. Lets just say the last few x-men movies left me confused 😀 Thank God Almighty for resurrection spell!

      • Actually, in an after-credits scene of X-Men 3 The Last Stand, you see why Xavier lived.

    • Why?. Cyclops was the main character in the X men anime.
      Still, I think we will see Cyclops jouninig the X men for the first time, meybe when the series gets to the the 90s.
      It is not like Cyclops was always an X man. He did leave to join X factor leaving Storm at field leader.

  6. The new footage that stood out the most to me is that of the Mark X Sentinels. From this new footage it appears that they somehow gain the powers of mutants they have encountered. We have seen the glowing/smoldering sentinel in other trailers, but I just wrote it off as the effects of Sunspot’s attack or some other energy based power they had (similar to their face blast). This footage makes it clear the sentinel is indeed using the same power as Sunspot. The sentinel has prominences (archs of plasma on the sun’s surface) that are the same as those on Sunspot. Also we see Sunpot battling a sentinel that is clearly in an ice form similar to Iceman’s. This is a new insight into just how formidable a foe the sentinels have become in the future. It is no wonder they have nearly wiped out all mutants.

    • That sentinel appears to have “evolved” into what is basically The Super-Adaptoid from the looks of it or rather to keep it in the x-men continuity, this is the live action Nimrod. Nimrod could rebuild, shapeshift and react to new acttacks by developping new offensive and defensive capabilities on the fly.