We are still quite some time away from the 2016 release of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse‘ but with the Blu-ray release of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘ on the way, it looks like the studio is already pushing new promotional material on us. While this is for the previous film, if director Bryan Singer was involved at all, there could be more than meets the eye here.
Instead of Trask Industries as was the case prior to the theatrical release of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ we have two new websites for both the ‘Tandem Initiative and the M-Underground that have been created in order to spearhead a movement to help give mutants rights.
On the one hand we have Tandem which “was founded to help explore a new and growing generation: the genetically gifted” according to its about page. If I had any qualms with the site, it was shown to have received an award in 2013 and with this being set for a film that was in the 70s. Of course who knows what original aspects they may use to tie this in.
With Tandeom supposedly wanting to help promote mutant rights, the company is trying to have mutants submit their stories and possibly win a “free genotyping analysis” which strikes me as either humans learning more about mutants or perhaps something that could have been cooked up by Mr. Sinister. No word that he is in the next film, but it really sounds like a phrase he would use and it would be a good subtle tease for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’.
On the other hand we have the M-Underground, Mutant Underground obviously, that doesn’t trust Tandem and was created to expose them. According to the M-Underground they have the goal “to expose those who wish to create a rift between humans and the genetically gifted”.
This duplicity of Tandeom was first was tweeted out directly from the official X-Men Movies Twitter page which you can see below.
— X-Men Movies (@XMenMovies) September 23, 2014
As for the video that the M-Underground was talking about above? They claim they came across it after hacking into Tandem’s servers. “A video off of the Tandem servers. It looks like they’re trying to frame mutants for all of the world’s problems. ” You can watch it below:
Are you happy to see Fox being creative to tease us with the ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Blu-ray release? Are you looking forward to what else they may put together?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter