Right on the heels of comic book movie brethren Captain America 2:The Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past has been amping it up with some pretty epic marketing material.
The latest, addition? The debut of the third and final trailer, compliments of Conan O’Brien and 20th Century Fox…
The final trailer gives fans an in depth look at the some major plot details for Bryan Singer’s latest, and might we say it does not disappoint! There are countless things as an X-fan to be eXcited about, but there were several moments in the trailer that we’d like to highlight in particular.
For the most part Evan Peter’s Quicksilver speedster skills has been kept under wraps, until his recent and somewhat uncanny (pun intended) display of speed in the latest Carl’s Junior’s ad (which can be seen below). Aside from the eccentric silver hair, there hasn’t been much chatter about him. But seeing Quicksilver’s display of speed by running on walls? We just may be sold.
Staying true to the original Days of Future Past storyline, the Sentinel Mark I prototypes are shown going rogue. While there’s no “good thing” about this for our mutant band of heroes, we get treated to some original Sentinel on mutant action, and the end result leaves us wanting for more.
Speaking of big bads, we get to see everyone’s favorite metal bending mastermind up to some pretty epic feats, one including the relocation of a football field? The mutants may be united in this film, but it still seems Magneto is up to his usual tricks.
If you’re anything like us here at Geek, we’re literally counting down the days till May 23rd, but that’s still a few weeks off. But fear not! There are quite a few things astir in the world of mutants, so allow us to highlight them.
So remember when Bryan Singer confirmed that Anna Paquin’s Rogue sequence had been cut from the film? Well Rogue fans rejoice! It looks like Anna will be back in cameo form, as her name appeared in the post cast credits of Days of Future Past. 20th Century Fox has confirmed to Buzzfeed: ”Essentially, [it's] a cameo.”
In related news, Channing Tatum has confirmed his meeting with producer Lauren Shuler Donner for the role of Gambit in the upcoming X-flick, X-Men: Apocalypse (which could also include fan fave Nightcrawler in the mix) slated for a May 26, 2016 release, as well as a possible stand alone Gambit movie.Tatum on his meeting to MTV:
I met with Lauren Shuler Donner. And I would love it. Gambit is really the only X-Man I’ve ever loved. I mean I’ve loved them all, they’re all great, but I guess from being down south – my dad’s from Louisiana, I’m from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida – I don’t know. I just related to him. He’s just kind of suave…”
With Mystique being a new pillar in the future of the X-franchise, Lauren Shuler Donner has expressed interest in developing a possible solo film for the shapeshifter as well. Producer/writer of X-Men: First Class, Simon Kinberg admits, “I love what Jen Lawrence has done with her, and I feel like because she is in such a crowded ensemble, there’s so much more opportunity if you were to follow her solo.” It’s taken some time, but with Marvel’s take on the superhero cinematic universe, this may have kick-started an idea for a developing multiverse for X-Men characters.
Bringing it back to Days of Future Past, in preparation of the film, Fox has released a series of images via 25Moments.com, a photo-detailed timeline showcasing mutant involvement in history including Magneto’s involvement in the JFK assassination, President Nixon’s partnership with Trask Industries, and ending with the dystopian events of Days of Future Past. The site is pretty genius from a marketing standpoint, cementing the reality of mutanthood and the struggle the species face.
Additionally, Fox has just released two behind the scenes featurettes for Jennifer Lawrence’s French airport scene and Michael Fassbender’s “helmet retrieval” scene. Does anyone else feel spoiled today? Check out the featurettes below, which will more than likley appear on the DoFP Blu-Ray/DVD special features.
Last but certainly not least, X-Men: Days of Future Past gets a post-credit clip in The Amazing Spider-Man 2! Wait, what? Yup, you heard it. Amazing Spider-Man 2 viewers will get a brief taste of yet another action sequence from X-Men: DoFP, this time focusing on Mystique, Toad and Havok taking on a young William Stryker. Unlike the Marvel’s cinematic universe, this clip won’t tie into The Amazing Spider-Man franchise in any way, but could definitely be the start of competing studios Fox and Sony working together. Talk about a curveball!
So what’s the verdict Geek Nation? Is the new X-film shaping up to the be X-film you’ve always wanted? Sound off in the the comment section below!
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