X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer Crosses Generations

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer Crosses Generations

The characters from the original X-Men trilogy must save their future by changing their past selves.

Marvel released the official trailer for upcoming movie X-Men: Days of Future Past today. There are many familiar faces in the film, and both the original X-Men cast and their younger selves in X-Men: First Class feature in the film. Wolverine must travel to the past to stop a war before it begins.

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen reprise their roles as Professor X and Magneto, and James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender also reprise their roles as the younger selves of the two characters. Many other actors are back, such as Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Halle Berry as Storm, Anna Paquin as Rogue, Shawn Ashmore as Iceman, Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde, and of course Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Some of the older characters should not be around for Days of Future Past because of events in X-Men: The Last Stand, but director Bryan Singer has said there will be an explanation for their return. In addition, Peter Dinklage, known for his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, stars as the antagonist, Bolivar Trask, a character who considers the rise of mutants as a threat to humanity.

Singer has worked on two previous films in the series, X-Men and X2. Days of Future Past is not only a sequel to X-Men The Last Stand and X-Men: First Class but is also a follow-up to this year's The Wolverine. The upcoming movie will be the first to mix both original and younger selves in one movie.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is scheduled for release on May 23, 2014.

Source: YouTube

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And the movie ends with the day being saved by SUPER MUTANT STAN LEE! EXCELSIOR!!

Except wasn't Professor X dead thanks to the third movie? Or are we changing things up again?

I'm not that big of a fan of the Fox X-men movies (especially the god-awful looking Wolverine flicks) but since First Class managed to catch my attention I guess that I'll give this one a shot.

I know it has the potential to become so bloated with plot and characters that it collapses in on itself into a wibbley-wobbly-timey-wimey mess but oh holy shit it is so hard not to get hyped watching that

That trailer looked very poorly edited, nothing wrong with the actual movie but the trailer itself.

Lets see how it goes, I liked First Class so there is that.

That trailer give me that "throwing my wallet at the screen" kind of feeling. I was kind of on the fence before, but now I'm all in.

scotth266:
Except wasn't Professor X dead thanks to the third movie? Or are we changing things up again?

I'm not that big of a fan of the Fox X-men movies (especially the god-awful looking Wolverine flicks) but since First Class managed to catch my attention I guess that I'll give this one a shot.

it has been a while since I've seen 3 so my memory is fuzzy, but if I recall correctly in the scene after the credits moira mctaggert is looking over the guy that was braindead in the hospital that they mentioned one time earlier in the movie and X apparently put his consciousness into him, pops up and is all "I'm alive" or something.

scotth266:
Except wasn't Professor X dead thanks to the third movie? Or are we changing things up again?

I'm not that big of a fan of the Fox X-men movies (especially the god-awful looking Wolverine flicks) but since First Class managed to catch my attention I guess that I'll give this one a shot.

In the third movie Xavier jumped into the body of the braindead comatose patient he spoke of in class that Moira was watching over. I'm thinking that character could have been Proteus or some other uber-mutant that could manipulate time/reality and give him a new body.

scotth266:
Except wasn't Professor X dead thanks to the third movie? Or are we changing things up again?

I'm not that big of a fan of the Fox X-men movies (especially the god-awful looking Wolverine flicks) but since First Class managed to catch my attention I guess that I'll give this one a shot.

After credits scene in the third movie covers that issue.

OT: Looks a whole lot better than those Wolverine movies and The Last Stand.

and double ninjad

Well, colour me interested!
Seems much better than The Wolverine, which kinda proves to me that Huge Jackoff can't carry a movie all by himself.

And Peter Dinklage at 1:46?! Give that man some mutant powers, he'd be awesome!

I'm getting a little sick of hearing Adagio in D Minor in every goddamn trailer and movie. It's the new Lux Aeterna. Yes it sounds epic and inspirational but now it's just becoming cliché.

Oh, and hopefully this movie is good. Pallindromemordnillap has a point that this could easily turn into a mess of plot threads, hopefully Singer is smart enough to avoid that.

I wantz this may actually give the x-men movies further momentum to keep rolling past first class and onto bigger and better things!

Hm....I dunno. I loved first class, but I am not really convinced.
Never liked Wolverine that much and all that time travelling stuff kinda sounds weird.
On the other hand I had the same reaction to the first "first class"-trailer, so Ill withhold my judgment.

Best excuse to retcon the original trilogy EVER!
And the Imp is Modok. Yes!

Continuity issues, continuity issues everywhere. No amount of time travel can fix the issues that the X-Men films have.

Perhaps they can finally finish the job of officially retconning X3 out of existence.

Danm, I was hoping to see a Sentinel in the trailer! Oh well I will have to settle for seeing Bishop in the trailer!

RJ Dalton:
Perhaps they can finally finish the job of officially retconning X3 out of existence.

I think that is the ENTIRE point of this movie - "to stop the war before it starts."

I thought First Class was okay, but was skeptical of the whole 'it's a reboot but not really' approach until now. They've been pretty tight lipped on what type and how extensive of a role the original actors would play in the movie up until now. I think most people viewed it as nothing more than a cash-in on big names, but this trailer just smashed that out of the water. oh goodness, I think I'm going to have to watch all 3.5 X-Men movies over again before this comes out May 23rd.

And Wolverine would go back in time in a younger body... why ?
I mean, even in first class he was the same as before...
not a very good start if you want to fix continuity issues if you ask me...
Oh well, I'm still curious to see it, though.

EDIT: Mmmmh, I think I completely misunderstood the whole thing... I'll have to rewatch it later...

scotth266:
Except wasn't Professor X dead thanks to the third movie? Or are we changing things up again?

I'm not that big of a fan of the Fox X-men movies (especially the god-awful looking Wolverine flicks) but since First Class managed to catch my attention I guess that I'll give this one a shot.

I believe they are removing that from the canon. As in, it never ever happened. Which is a good thing.

OT: Looks like a lot of fun, excited to see it.

OlasDAlmighty:
I'm getting a little sick of hearing Adagio in D Minor in every goddamn trailer and movie. It's the new Lux Aeterna. Yes it sounds epic and inspirational but now it's just becoming cliché.

Oh, and hopefully this movie is good. Pallindromemordnillap has a point that this could easily turn into a mess of plot threads, hopefully Singer is smart enough to avoid that.

SO THAT'S WHAT THAT MUSIC WAS.

I thought they used the same composer/soundtrack for inception or something

Welp i'm hyped. Never thought I would say that but first class has bought them some good will. Use it wisely xmen!

I agree with a previous post. The movie itself looks cool, but that trailer wasn't as dynamic as I was hoping. Comparing this trailer to Thor and Cap, those two had tons more energy.

Still, I am looking forward to the film, I'm just curious if Fox even has a plan for future Marvel-related films. Sure, Fantastic Four and all, but by the time a crossover could happen, most of the actors would need to be recast (unless they choose to ignore some of their key figures).

Moreover, if they hope to match Marvel Studios, they'll need a deeper reservoir of villainy than they have currently shown.

I'm even more pissed off about Spiderman, who is sitting around in his own universe, unable to even fathom a larger continuity. I almost want Sony to make some movies based on Infamous, JUST to have some crossover potential. Of course, as crappy as Electro looks...they might not want to revisit that territory, if their next film flops.

uuuuuuuuuuuuuggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh these movies are painful, I really wish they would just die. we need a real x-men movie so badly, we need scott summers to be the bad ass he is in the comics, we need wolverine pushed to the background. I mean even if you like these shit movies compare them to the joss whedon run on astonishing x-men and they don't even come close, and Cyclops is a big reason. the thing that gets frustrating about x-men comics is the dead-not dead-dead-not dead things they keep doing, Xavier keeps dying but not really, jean grey keeps coming back but not really. and that's all the movies have been about, it's like making 5 spider man movies and making it about the clone saga. can we all agree that wolverine is not a "killer with a conscience" he's a sociopath, he's killed literally hundreds of people. he is useful, but this new idea that he somehow is more moral than the "dick" Cyclops who makes smart but unpopular decisions because he's the leader. without Cyclops, there is no x-men, they've never had a successful run of any real time when Cyclops wasn't the leader of the team. storm took over for a time but even she isn't as tactically sound as cyke. Cyclops' x-men were strong enough to defeat the dark avengers, he found a way to neutralize the sentry AND Aries. oh and his team whooped the real avengers just recently, Cyclops is such a bad ass he brought magneto and namor to heel and made them part of the team. magneto has admitted on more than one occasion to Cyclops being not just his equal but in every way his better. how do you take that character, give him 5 seconds of screen time, then just toss him away in favor of the wild animal with no interest in mutants as a whole or the dreams of Xavier or magneto and no real direction, logan has no character arc he has no story to follow he's just a sentient set of claws.

This looks very promising. As for some of the inconsistencies like the Patrick Stewart Professor X being alive, I would have to say that the older X-Men are from an alternate timeline where Trask's actions in the past spelled the end for both human and mutant kind with the rise of the Sentinels. Hope Days of Future Past lives up to the hype.

Ponyholder:

scotth266:
Except wasn't Professor X dead thanks to the third movie? Or are we changing things up again?

I'm not that big of a fan of the Fox X-men movies (especially the god-awful looking Wolverine flicks) but since First Class managed to catch my attention I guess that I'll give this one a shot.

I believe they are removing that from the canon. As in, it never ever happened. Which is a good thing.

OT: Looks like a lot of fun, excited to see it.

Singer says they will be explaining Xavier's resurrection in this one. Both the post-credits scene in First Class and The Wolverine have characters remembering him dying.

nightmare_gorilla:
uuuuuuuuuuuuuggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh these movies are painful, I really wish they would just die. we need a real x-men movie so badly, we need scott summers to be the bad ass he is in the comics, we need wolverine pushed to the background. I mean even if you like these shit movies compare them to the joss whedon run on astonishing x-men and they don't even come close, and Cyclops is a big reason. the thing that gets frustrating about x-men comics is the dead-not dead-dead-not dead things they keep doing, Xavier keeps dying but not really, jean grey keeps coming back but not really. and that's all the movies have been about, it's like making 5 spider man movies and making it about the clone saga. can we all agree that wolverine is not a "killer with a conscience" he's a sociopath, he's killed literally hundreds of people. he is useful, but this new idea that he somehow is more moral than the "dick" Cyclops who makes smart but unpopular decisions because he's the leader. without Cyclops, there is no x-men, they've never had a successful run of any real time when Cyclops wasn't the leader of the team. storm took over for a time but even she isn't as tactically sound as cyke. Cyclops' x-men were strong enough to defeat the dark avengers, he found a way to neutralize the sentry AND Aries. oh and his team whooped the real avengers just recently, Cyclops is such a bad ass he brought magneto and namor to heel and made them part of the team. magneto has admitted on more than one occasion to Cyclops being not just his equal but in every way his better. how do you take that character, give him 5 seconds of screen time, then just toss him away in favor of the wild animal with no interest in mutants as a whole or the dreams of Xavier or magneto and no real direction, logan has no character arc he has no story to follow he's just a sentient set of claws.

Well, considering Magneto's power is the manipulation of all things metal, meaning he could crush Scott's skull with the visor (unless they made them out of plastic), or just send wolverine hurtling into him like his very own throwing knife, I don't know why Magneto would ever say Cyclops is his better/equal. You're right, Eric, the guy that can shoot lasers out of his eyes (but can't control it without blinding himself)is exactly as equal to you as the guy who can read and control people's fucking minds. Comics still have pretty shitty writers in the grand scheme of things, and unlike you and MovieBob, I'm never at all disappointed when they move away from comics.

As for Logan, People like Wolverine precisely because he's simple. He's an angry guy who stabs his problems away. He doesn't have to go through an arc. I agree that makes him a less interesting character, but it certainly makes him an entertaining one (see: Die Hard, God of War, Assassin's Creed protagonists, Thor "He learns humility by not bragging after he obliterates bad people!", Hulk [Not Bruce Banner, just Hulk], and really most video game protagonists).

This is looking pretty darn good. And I have to say, First Class really renewed this film franchise. None of the original XMen movies were that good, and the cast of First Class did a great job. I'm glad they were included and are a major part of the story. As far as all the bitching goes.... they really shouldn't openly be compared to the comic at all. Most movies shouldn't. It has to be made with a wider audience in mind, and audience that doesn't have the character backgrounds that the comic fans do. Also, they call it "Days of Future Past", but it's not going to be at all like the comic.

DVS BSTrD:
Best excuse to retcon the original trilogy EVER!
And the Imp is Modok. Yes!

Wasn't he confirmed to be Bolivar Trask? At least that's what I vaguely remember hearing a while back. And the suit and tie Dinklage has there doesn't exactly scream Modok at me

Ugh...time travel? Really? Very rarely is it ever done well in a sequel, and it usually just ends up screwing with the continuity of a franchise.

Not looking forward to this. If it does end up being good, I'll be pleasantly surprised.

Looks pretty epic to me. Please don't fuck it up with some shitty time travel baloney. First Class was great, hopefully they can continue from that.

Although I do kind of wish we'd move on from Wolverine as the leading man. Hugh Jackman is great in the role, but he's been the main character in X1, X2, X3, Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine.

I think that may have been one of the reasons First Class felt so fresh, with the focus on Magneto and Xavier.

irishda:
Well, considering Magneto's power is the manipulation of all things metal, meaning he could crush Scott's skull with the visor (unless they made them out of plastic), or just send wolverine hurtling into him like his very own throwing knife, I don't know why Magneto would ever say Cyclops is his better/equal. You're right, Eric, the guy that can shoot lasers out of his eyes (but can't control it without blinding himself)is exactly as equal to you as the guy who can read and control people's fucking minds. Comics still have pretty shitty writers in the grand scheme of things, and unlike you and MovieBob, I'm never at all disappointed when they move away from comics.

As for Logan, People like Wolverine precisely because he's simple. He's an angry guy who stabs his problems away. He doesn't have to go through an arc. I agree that makes him a less interesting character, but it certainly makes him an entertaining one (see: Die Hard, God of War, Assassin's Creed protagonists, Thor "He learns humility by not bragging after he obliterates bad people!", Hulk [Not Bruce Banner, just Hulk], and really most video game protagonists).

yeah accept god of war was incredibly shitty writing after the first one. gow3 was so terrible because kratos was such a rage beast. look I like that aspect of logan, he's fun because he can dive into the middle of an army and fight his way out. but he's a hammer, and you can only get so much blood n guts before someone with a brain has to step in and direct that hammer somewhere otherwise it's pointless. logan is a cool character when used properly. old man logan is one of the best comics I've ever read. but it also illustrates that he's really only good at one thing, survival.

Cyclops power in the comics is a lot more than what they portray in the movies. at full power he can level magneto's force fields or just knock him around like a pinball. but Cyclops mutant power isn't what makes him so awesome. it's his tactics. kinda like cap, he's not the strongest avenger but he's possibly the most important because he has a plan and can implement it. Cyclops best attribute is harvesting the right tools and talent from the x-men and from the mutant population in general. magneto can "control" the mutant brotherhood. but Cyclops can "lead" the mutant rebellion. he's George Washington. the eye lazers are just a nice add. he's not holding back his powers because they might blind him. it's because if he doesn't hold them back he can burn holes in skyscrapers. they've explained the visor originally as needed due to brain damage that blocks his control but they've revealed that he's so careful to keep it under control that he has a mental block, a personality disorder, keeping him from controlling his powers. the few times he's gained complete control over his optic blasts he's defeated omega level mutants with ease. but the leadership thing, that's what magneto sees in him. magneto is working with Cyclops right now in the comics because he sees that Cyclops can actually succeed where he never could. Cyclops is the most important mutant because everything he does carries that banner of peaceful mutant/non mutant coexistence. and that's what the x-men are supposed to be about, showing people who hate and fear them that mutants are good and deserve to live. the fact that the movies more or less ignore the interactions between mutants and normal humans is laughable. it's always mutants fighting mutants. it's all about wolverine and the divide between magneto and prof x. both of which have been background characters in the comics for years. Xavier hasn't had anything to do with the x-men for something like 10 years. it's been Cyclops holding everything together this whole time.

sometimes moving away from comics is a good thing. the mandarin in iron man 3 was a GREAT thing. he was a silly character who needed the treatment he got. but if your just going to change stuff willy nilly for no good reason why bother adapting something. go make a die hard where jon mcclain is granted a healing factor and indestructible bones using unobtainium. but if your going to use the x-men, then use the fucking x-men. it's like making a movie out of halo and setting it in medieval England from the viewpoint of cortana. it kinda misses the point completely

DVS BSTrD:
Best excuse to retcon the original trilogy EVER!
And the Imp is Modok. Yes!

The problem being First Class already did that:

First Class retcons major events in The Last Stand and Origins, as well as a minor one in X2. The Wolverine comes out after first class, yet follows up the events of The Last Stand

. How the hell does The Wolverine come out after first class, but is hinged upon the events of a movie that First Class effectively retconned out of existence?

And all of this is BEFORE they introduce the time travel wobbly goop. Look at it like this:
- The events of First Class take place (thus retconning the events of The Last Stand, The Wolverine (due to it being contingent of the events of The Last Stand), and Origins: Wolverine)
- The events of The Wolverine (which should not exists for the aforementioned reasons) lead to Wolverine being sent back in time to after the events of First Class in order to change the future. The Future in which he shouldn't exist because First Class already retconned it out of existence.

In the trailer Charles asks Logan to be patient with the past version of himself meaning that the past version of himself exists in the same timeline as this version of Charles. A Charles who cannot exists because the events affecting the past version of himself contradict his current existence. This is before we get into time travel gobble dee goop!

EDIT: Makes a guy not wanna get invested in a franchise since they'll just shit all over it on a whim

The timeline of this Universe is so fucked but hopefully this will fix all issues.

OlasDAlmighty:
I'm getting a little sick of hearing Adagio in D Minor in every goddamn trailer and movie. It's the new Lux Aeterna. Yes it sounds epic and inspirational but now it's just becoming cliché.

Oh, and hopefully this movie is good. Pallindromemordnillap has a point that this could easily turn into a mess of plot threads, hopefully Singer is smart enough to avoid that.

Ditto on Adagio, it irritates me that composers apparently can't be arsed to write something new for trailers. Then again I do love hearing it plus there's always the chance it will lead to more people watching Sunshine so I guess it's not all bad.

Music aside this trailer looks epic, feeling fairly hyped right now! Then again X Men 3's trailer was good too and we know how that turned out, hopefully this won't end up anything like that.

Also to the people asking about Xavier's death connecting to the new film watch X3's post credit sequence again (the bit with Moira). We don't see it in the film but the comatose patient she's looking after is X's (conveniently) identical twin according to the commentary leaving them an out for future sequels.

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