20th Century Fox has just released the final trailer for the mutant filled film ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and it is by far, the best of the lot! Of course there is the usual abundance of action that seems to be predominant in many trailers lately, but fans of Marvel and the genre in general will not be disappointed in this one.
There is a lot of new footage seen in this trailer and with the popularity of Hugh Jackman and his alter ego Wolverine at an all-time high, it’s no wonder that he is at the center of it all. Here, we see Wolverine as he brings together the mutants of ‘First Class’ to help change history:
The script written by Simon Kinberg is based on the 1981 comic arc of the same name written by Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin. While there were several slight changes made for the movie version (for example Wolverine is sent back instead of Kitty Pryde), it seems that the film has kept the basic premise of the comic which should please a lot of fans. The trailer also gives a better look at the Sentinels which look absolutely incredible!
Besides the comic, director Bryan Singer also revealed another inspiration for the film while speaking with Hero Complex: Believe it or not, it’s Schrodinger’s cat:
“There’s a theory about things: Until they’re observed, they haven’t really quite happened yet … it’s called a superposition in quantum mechanics. If you put a poison that may or may not release inside a box with a cat, until you observe the result, the cat is both alive and dead at the same time. The outcome hasn’t happened yet, so you can muck about in the past, but until you return to observe the future, it doesn’t take hold. That’s called collapsing the superposition.
I applied this notion to our story line, and it really helped me create a narrative where both the past and future can coexist at the same time.”
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ looks to be a complex film with its dealings of time travel, the inclusion of many more mutants and the hopeful anticipation that this film will finally bring some resolution to that pesky continuity problem many fans have had since ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’. With Singer back in the helmer’s chair, the expectations are high but he seems to be able to meld it all together.
How well everything works won’t truly be known until the film is in theaters next month. Until then, we’ll just have to be happy with the abundance of TV spots, clips and featurettes that will undoubtedly be released as the date gets closer.
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ opens in theaters on May 23rd.