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Opening scene for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ released

- April 15th, 2014

If this one-minute sequence from the opening battle scene in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past is any indication, this could be the comic book movie to beat this summer.

In the brief clip, we see futuristic Sentinel robots trying to kill Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat), Iceman (Shawn Ashmore), Blink (Fan BingBing), Warpath (Booboo Stewart), Colossus (Daniel Cudmore), Sunspot (Adan Canto) and Bishop (Omar Sy), who are all hiding out in an underground bunker. It’s possibly one of the only action scene they appear in since shortly afterwards, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is sent back in time to stop the future destruction of mutants.

The final trailer for the sequel will debut on Conan O’Brien tonight.

X-Men: Days of Future Past, which also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Peter Dinklage, Sir Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, hits theatres May 23rd.

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ set in the ’80s and features ‘mass destruction’

- March 14th, 2014

Bryan Singer’s time-travelling X-Men: Days of Future Past isn’t out for another two months, but he’s stoking anticipation for the already-planned sequel which is already inked in for a 2016 release.

In an extensive interview with Total Film (via Comicbookmovie.com), the director revealed X-Men: Apocalypse will take place in the 1980s, involve ancient mutants and “more mass destruction” than any of the existing X-Men films.

“It’ll be a contemporary movie – well, it’ll take place in the ’80s… The ’80s is a period now – it’s hard for me to believe that… Apocalypse will have more of the mass destruction that X-Men films, to date, have not relied upon. There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle.”

We’ll be seeing familiar characters the director promises adding, “I call these movies in-between-quels.”

Singer also revealed there are other X-Men stories he wants to tell. “Yeah, there actually are … These prequels are really exciting for me because they give me a chance to explore ideas I came up with more than a decade ago.”

X-Men: Apocalypse hits theatres May 26, 2016.

X-Men: Days of Future Past, which stars Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, and Halle Berry, hits theatres May 23, 2014.

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Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Michael Fassbender (Magneto) and James McAvoy (Professor X) are pictured in a scene from X-Men Days of Future Past.

 

Watch new ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ teaser

- January 24th, 2014

When it comes to self promotion, we could learn a thing or two from the upcoming X-Men sequel.

Director Bryan Singer has been hawking Days of Future Past relentlessly on Twitter, even dropping hints about the 2016 sequel, Apocalypse.

Well he’s at it again, tweeting news promising “something BIG” for Monday. And to help stoke the flames of fan anticipation, the X-Men Instagram account has released a brief teaser video.

In the brief nine-second clip we see: Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine sinking, Michael Fassbender’s meditating Magneto, new X-Men members getting ready to fight, Jennifer Lawrence’s ’70s look and much more.

X-Men: Days of Future Past, which also stars James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, and Halle Berry, hits theatres May 23, 2014.

We’ll have the new trailer for you here on Monday.

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ viral campaign hints Magneto killed JFK

- November 26th, 2013

Director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past won’t just be altering the timeline of Marvel’s mutant superheroes. A new viral video is making the rounds that hints Magneto (played by Michael Fassbender) may have been involved in JFK’s assassination on Nov. 22, 1963.

“Half a century ago, Magneto was implicated in the mutant plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy,” the video description reads on its YouTube page. “The events of that fateful day in November have been a point of contention between humans and the mutants ever since.”

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Unlike other popular conspiracy theories, this one – dubbed The Bent Bullet theory – claims that Magneto used his mutant powers to alter the trajectory of Lee Harvey Oswald’s second bullet to kill the president.

Erik “Magneto” Lehnsherr was convicted of murder in a secret trial. But the evidence, the video’s narrator tells us, remains circumstantial. Photos of Magneto on the grassy knoll, and the bent bullets were used to convict him.

The viral video points interested viewers back to an info-packed site – thebentbullet.com – that offers up more compelling evidence that Magneto – “The most dangerous man in the world” – killed Kennedy.

Let us know what you think of the video in the comments below.

X-Men: Days of Future Past, which also stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Peter Dinklage, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, and Halle Berry, hits theaters May 23, 2014.

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ trailer arrives

- October 29th, 2013

After weeks of anticipation, the first trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past has finally arrived.

And I might be going out on a limb here, but this two-minute spot has me thinking this could be the best X-Men film ever.

It’s an expanded trailer of the one that leaked in August and heavily featured Patrick Stewart’s Charles Xavier, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and Ian McKellen’s Magneto.

“I’ve had a glimpse into the past,” Professor X says to Wolverine, before adding, “You have to do for me what I once did for you.”

“So, I wake up in my younger body and then what?” Wolverine asks.

“Find me… lead me, guide me, be patient with me,” X says as images of his younger self, played by James McAvoy flash on the screen. McKellen’s Magneto shows up and tells Wolverine to look for the the younger version of himself, before images of Michael Fassbender flash across the screen.

“Patience isn’t my strongest suit,” came Wolverine’s reply as we get glimpses Halle Berry’s Storm, Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique, Shawn Ashmore’s Iceman, Ellen Page’s Kitty Pryde, Nicholas Hoult’s Beast and Peter Dinklage’s villainous Bolivar Trask.

We also get our first look at some new mutants, including Bishop, that will be showing up in the new film.

Directed by Bryan Singer, and inspired by Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s 1981 comic book arc, Days of Future Past is an X-Men mash-up that will find cast members from the original trilogy and First Class joining forces. The storyline deals with an alternative future in which mutants have been gathered and put in internment camps.

In an interview with Empire, Singer said his film is not a straight adaptation of the comic book storyline.

“It’s its own story, inspired by Days Of Future Past,” he said.

In the comic, it was Page’s Kitty Pryde that goes back in time, but in the movie it will be Wolverine who does the time traveling.

“She’s the prime facilitator — it’s her power that enables that to happen,” Singer added. “But it’s Wolverine who has the strength and the stamina to be able to go back on this journey.”

Let us know what you think of the trailer in the comments below.

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens May 23, 2014.