Another week and another set of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ movie stills to get us excited for it’s May 23rd release. Two of the three here don’t feature Hugh Jackman’s (‘The Wolverine‘,’Pan‘) Wolverine and none of them feature Jennifer Lawrence’s (‘The Hunger Games‘,’X-Men: First Class‘) Mystique so it’s a somewhat refreshing change of what we usually have been seeing this week.
First up we have James McAvoy’s (‘Frankenstein’,’Wanted’) take on Charles Xavier as he is staring down at Cerebro. This is about the time that he and Michael Fassbender’s (‘Prometheus‘,’Blood Creek’) Magneto supposidly first built the machine. I’m curious as to if this is where he starts to lose his way or when he’s going to have his mental connection to his much cooler future self?
Next up is one of the few shots released so far that has a focus on Halle Berry’s (‘Cloud Atlas‘,’Catwoman’) take on Storm in this film. That looks like a future version of the outfit so I wonder if that means we’ll end up seeing her battling a Sentinel?
The final shot is a split of Wolverine and the old and young Magneto and Professor X’s. Clearly the pivotal characters in the film. I really wonder how this changing the timeline is going to retcon what we’ve seen in the films so far and how that will change things moving forward. I really hope Singer pulls this film off successfully because as much as I’d love to see a horrible flop and the rights start to go back to Marvel – I did really enjoy his first two films in the franchise.
What do you folks think of where the movie will be going? Is there too much going on or just enough over the top action to make up for ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’?
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.
Directed by Bryan Singer, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’
Source: Comic Book Movie