The first trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, released last fall, focused on closeups of the many stars populating the mutant film — Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence — mixed with shots of the new characters, emphasizing the many superpowered mutants, all with a mysterious Patrick Stewart voiceover. That was followed by scenes of the typical blockbuster destruction, complete with voiceless choir music, to show us what the stakes are.
The second trailer, out last month, emphasized the high stakes, with scenes of destruction and mention of the need to work together to avoid extinction. More of the footage is shown from the 70s scenes. (Love the costumes!)
The third, presumably final, trailer came out this week. In it, Wolverine explains the plot to Professor X, and thus, us. The Sentinels make their appearance as well. It’s the most exciting of the three, at least in terms of what interests me about the movie, particularly the humor. I’m now eager to see it!
X-Men: Days of Future Past, in which “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” is in theaters May 23.