X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailers Build Excitement
April 18, 2014

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.

3 Responses  
Jack writes:  

It looks good, but I have to say that I am completely baffled by the X-film’s continuity. For example, in the first Wolverine film we see Cyclops as junior high/high school age and Emma Frost about the same age, perhaps a little older. Yet in First Class, we see Cyclops as a kid not much younger than that but Emma Frost is hovering somewhere in her twenties at least and that film is set during the Cuban missile crisis. I was under the impression that the first Wolverine film is set around 5 to 8 or so years before the first Xmen film which is set sometime in the 2000’s seemingly. Which would mean that Cyclops aging process is incredibly slow since he looked to be around 10 years old in the 60s. Maybe I’m off on when the first Wolverine film takes place but the film seems to be set no more than a decade apart from the first film. It’s kind of a weird plot hole that is sort of taking me out of the films. I hope the time travel element straightens all this out but I’m sure it will be ignored and I’ll be driven insane by lack of explanation for all this.

Also, was the speedster character supposed to be quicksilver? How does that work given that he’s being used over at Marvel/Disney? All of this is freaking me out.

Also, have you been hearing talk about the new FF reboot script being a major fiasco and talk about people involved desperately wanting out of the project? I’ve been hearing things. Just curious.

Johanna writes:  

I agree, there are conflicts, but they don’t bother me, since they stem from the filmmakers (imo) wanting to have fun and please fans. Many come from cameo appearances, not planned-out timelines (since the First Class movie wasn’t even dreamed of when they started the trilogy). Perhaps I’m lucky in not having such things bother me.

I also wondered how they worked out a deal for Quicksilver to be in both the Avengers (Disney) and Days of Future Past (Fox) movies. Perhaps we’ll find out more once the films are out.

Daniel writes:  

Re: Quicksilver

Both Marvel/Disney and 20th Century Fox have shared rights to Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch (since they are mutants (which Fox has all rights to) as well as Avengers (which Marvel/Disney has all rights to)). So each studio can make their own version of each character that has nothing to do with the other studio’s version.


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