Attention X-Men fans, Empire is releasing an unprecedented 25 variant covers for its latest issue which will be bringing readers all things related to Bryan Singer’s upcoming Days of Future Past.
The covers were revealed in a flurry of tweets courtesy of Singer and film’s official Twitter account. Among the new images we’re getting a look at: Evan Jonigkeit’s Toad, the Sentinels, Havoc, Quicksilver, Warpath and a younger version of returning villain, William Stryker.
Of course, there’s a the always-beautiful Jennifer Lawrence looking perfectly nude and blue, as well has Hugh Jackman’s shredded Wolverine (on two covers) and Michael Fassbender’s young Magneto and James McAvoy’s young Charles Xavier. Even Anna Paquin, who was cut from the film, appears on one of the promotional covers.
You can check out some of the covers below. For the full 25, head over to Empire. You can also read all of our Days of Future Past coverage here.
The reaction to Quicksilver, who will also appear in a different form in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, was far from enthusiastic, with fans comparing the design to Burger King’s Kid Vid and actor Corey Feldman.
Quicksilver in the new "X-Men: Days of Future Past" movie is basically Kid Vid from the Burger King Kid's Club. pic.twitter.com/HKhEWTDN6X
We still have five months before the release of Days of Future Past, but until then X-Men fans will have plenty to keep them occupied with the Blu-ray release of The Wolverine Unleashed edition (out Dec. 3)
The four-disc edition contains a more violent extended cut, an alternate ending that will show Wolverine’s classic yellow and black costume and Days of Future Past content curated by Bryan Singer.
We have an exclusive behind-the-scenes video we can share with you below.
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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Hugh Jackman talked about the Unleashed edition and revealed which scene he is most excited for fans to see.
“The ice village fight, which was always really cool, we shot that for a long time… but in the end, story-wise, we were ramping up to that finale and the climax to the movie, so we had to cut so much of it. I remember sitting there with my stunt double, and he was, like, ‘What? I almost killed myself for this thing!’ Both of us actually did some really hairy stuff. There’s some really cool stuff there where I’m fighting, like, 30 or 40 ninjas and motorbikes and really cool, innovative stuff that people haven’t seen before. You’re [also] going to get to see a lot of the making of that bullet train sequence, which took us about three weeks to shoot that minute and a half. I had some pretty hairy accidents on that, and someone said, “I want to put that on the DVD!’”
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.”
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.
Hugh Jackman still hasn’t officially signed on the dotted line for a sequel to The Wolverine, but it looks like it’s a guarantee that he’ll return.
“I was on the phone with Jim Mangold last night,” Jackman told EW in a recent interview. “There are some really cool ideas that I’m dying to tell you, but that would be giving away a secret that is not even [fully] formed yet.”
Jackman noted that there is still no deal in place for him to reprise the adamantium-clawed mutant beyond his work on next summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, but he says he has an unwavering commitment to the character he has played in seven films.
“I kind of am enjoying him more than ever… Being older helps playing Wolverine. He’s 200 or 300 years old — no one really knows — and he’s sort of world-weary.”
But he won’t be jumping into a possible sequel right away. He starts shooting Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi crime drama Chappie early next year, and will follow that up with a Broadway run as Harry Houdini.
“I love [Wolverine], he’s kind of like a best friend to me, and I don’t ever want to take [him] or the fans for granted. … I think we’ve got a great opportunity to make something really cool, but it has to be great. That’s what we’re all working toward.”
X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theatres May 23, 2014.