The final X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer is exactly what everyone’s been anxiously waiting for.
Unlike the first two trailers, the last international look at the film before its released in a couple of weeks gives fans their first real view into the actual story line.
Better yet, it actually shows off some of the bantering and witty comebacks used by the extraordinarily large cast…and it’s funny! It’s actually pretty funny, so wipe that dripping, concerned sweat off of your forehead.
In the final trailer, the backdrop is set for the gigantic war the X-Men are gearing up to fight in.
“In the beginning, the sentinels were just targeting mutants. Then they began targeting everyone. I’ve come a long way to guide us, to bring us together. The X-Men. We need your help,” Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine tells a bewildered looking, young Charles Xavier.
Although we already knew the sentinels were going to be the biggest nemesis the X-Men would have to take down, this was the first time we’ve received more than just a quick glimpse of the destructive path they’ve left behind in their wake.
In this trailer, the sentinels actually feel like a tangible enemy for the genetically enhanced mutant army instead of a projection of darkness the two previous trailers portrayed the robot class as.
More interesting, however, was the glimpse into the trek Wolverine embarks on to bring the rowdy group of miscreant misfits together in order to stop the sentinels.
“It’s going to take all of us to end this war,” Ian McKellan’s Magneto tells the modern day Xavier, and that’s exactly what the trailer shows off.
Wolverine goes from house to house, state to state to collect the different mutants he needs. From his old pal Beast, the wickedly tough Mystique, and the criminally insane mastermind Magento, the trailer finally gives some insight into how director Bryan Singer is going to mesh the two worlds together.
Singer and his crew also provided fans with a little more footage of Evan Peters’ Quicksilver, one of the characters people were most concerned about after seeing his cyberpunk costume they decided to go with. When he’s got his goggles off, he doesn’t look nearly as terrible, and he’s retained his razor sharp wit. An aspect fans of the franchise will appreciate.
The history, woven together with some incredible action sequences and mutant power close ups, makes this trailer the most exciting one to date. Let’s see if Singer can bring the magic back to one of comics’ most beloved groups.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released on May 23.