Taking a cue from Sony who flooded the market with The Amazing Spiderman 2 trailer after trailer, FOX just released what they are calling “The Final Trailer” for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Although unlike The Amazing Spiderman 2’s Final Trailer, this trailer gets it right and gives us an amazing look at the summer blockbuster that has already taken the title of ‘Most Expensive Superhero Film’ yet.
Assembling the Team:
After years of both humans and mutants being hunted down by the harbingers of destruction known as Sentinels, winning the war is no longer an option – or a possibility. The Sentinels numbers grow ever higher as more and more die. The only chance mankind – human and mutant alike – is to stop the Sentinel threat before it begins. But how?
Through some yet to be revealed way, the future X-Men are able to project someone’s current self into their past selves – and who better to send into the past than Wolverine, the man who’s stopped aging. It is Wolverines job to bring together not only Professor Xavier and Magneto while they couldn’t be farther apart, but also various other mutants who might be willing to lend a hand. Joining them are Mystique, Beast and Quicksilver – a friend of Wolverine in the future but is still a kid during this time period.
Cameos Upon Cameos:
If you thought this film would only incorporate the main characters of the original X-Men trilogy (Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Halle Berry as Storm, Ian McKellen as Magneto and Patrick Stewart as Professor Xavier), you’ve be wrong. In addition to the original dream team, other favorite will return as well: Ellen Page as Shadowcat, Shawn Ashmore as Iceman, and Daniel Cudmore as Colossus will also make the return to the big screen.
It has also recently been revealed that Anna Paquin will return as Rogue, who may or may not play a very important role in the film. Again, nothing has been confirmed about roles; however, these characters will appear. The creative team made sure to get as many cameos as possible, but don’t expect a lot of screen time for everyone – unless you want a movie that’s over 2 and a half hours long.
There have also been rumors of several other mutants from the original films making quick cameos. Considering Hank McCoy/Beast (Nicholas Hoult) asked Logan if he made it in the future, I wouldn’t be surprised if we did get a quick glimpse of Kelsey Grammer’s Beast. Other than that, I personally think Nigthcrawler might make a reappearance since he was a pretty big character in the second film. Since we saw Storm about to be impaled by a Sentinel in the last trailer – hinting at her death scene in the comics – maybe Nightcrawler pops up and teleports her to safety at the last second – since he totally had the hots for her in X-Men 2.
The final thing to note about this trailer is that several scenes don’t make sense. Charles Xavier is walking around, but then shown in a wheel chair. Hank McCoy is not all blue and beastly, but then becoming blue and beastly. Wolverine has bone claws . . . and Adamantium claws. What’s going on?
Well Director Brian Singer has assured us that this film will not only explain all these discrepancies, but will also explain a lot of mysteries surrounding other continuity errors in the X-Men movies – including how Charles Xavier is still alive after X-Men 3: The Last Stand.
Since it premiered at San Diego Comic Con last year, X-Men: Days of Future Past has been pretty well guarded. Whenever a teaser or trailer was released, it always focused on the same two themes: a lot of mutants and saving the future. Though now we have actual story elements; and we get to see their interactions as well. This trailer didn’t just give us a ton of new footage and story elements to get excited for, but did all of that and still left us wanting more. X-Men: Days of Future Past arrives in theaters May 23rd.