Last week, professionals from all corners of the film industry gathered in Las Vegas for CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO). As part of the programming, studios often treat attendees to an exclusive presentation of their latest projects. One of the films that was shown off was ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and those in attendance got to see the opening moments of the upcoming Bryan Singer movie.
While the general public was enjoying the brand new trailer, the CinemaCon crowd got to see a lengthy action sequence from the first ten minutes of Fox’s next blockbuster Marvel movie. Apparently the film opens in the dystopian future with the super team being attacked by Sentinels. Although the X-Men show off some impressive maneuvers, things don’t really work out in their favor right off the bat. Here’s the description of the scene from Comic Book Movie:
“The sequence was in the future, and Sentinels are dispatched to find and kill mutants living underground. Their delivery system (and the world) is reminiscent of The Matrix, but once the Sentinels – who can adapt to any situation and change their form – drill into the secret base it gets real good. The mutants on hand: Sunspot, Iceman, Bishop, Kitty Pryde, Blink and Warpath. Kitty Pryde and Bishop immediately run off while the other X-Men keep the semi-liquid metal robots busy. There are good action beats using the characters’ powers, especially Blink, whose portals allow Warpath to do some really fun run and jumps onto the Sentinels. Iceman glides around on an ice slide, and Sunspot becomes a being of lava and fire as he blasts robots. Kitty and Bishop (who uses Sunspot’s fire to charge his big dumb gun) are running off to a closet someplace. Bishop lays down and Kitty starts massaging his temples, and it becomes clear that she’s sending his consciousness back in time. The others are buying them minutes… with their lives. A Sentinel snaps Sunspot’s neck. Iceman has his head popped off and is crushed underfoot. Blink gets skewered. Warpath gets blasted to smithereens. But it was worth it! As the Sentinel breaks into the closet, blasting fire, Kitty looks up and says, ‘Too late, asshole!’ and everything disappears. The past has been changed.”
It’s pretty well known that time travel will play an important role in the latest film in the X-franchise and that Wolverine will be the one making the trip, but now it appears that Bishop will be joining Logan in the time stream as well. Of course, it doesn’t outright say if Omar Sy’s character goes all the way back to the 70s where the ‘X-Men: First Class’ cast is currently residing, but we shouldn’t rule out that possibility. I know that I won’t be complaining if we get more of the badass Bishop in this highly anticipated sequel.
What do you think about this description of the first ten minutes of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’? Do you think that it means that Bishop will be back in the 70s with Wolverine as he embarks on his mission to unite the mutants and save the future? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below.
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ starring Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, and Evan Peters is set to hit theaters on May 23, 2014.