The comic book movie gods are being generous this week with many helpings of paper-to-celluloid treats, first with the new trailer of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', the release of 'Thor: The Dark World' and now this.
The latest to fall into our laps is the first trailer to 2011’s ‘X-Men: First Class’, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’.
Also read: ‘X-Men: First Class’ movie review
The trailer is nothing short of epic. The plot, taken from one of the most popular arcs from the X-Men series follows a future Wolverine as he travels to the past to change an event that could affect mutants and humans. In the comics, it's Kitty Pryde that has the task of travelling back in time.
Clockwise from top left: Blink, Warpath, Bishop and Sunspot
The time-travelling plot allows the movie to expand the franchise’s cast to include the original X-Men (Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Ellen Page, Ian McKellen), the reboot’s (James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender) and new faces.
The trailer also gives us a peek at few of the new (and future) mutants in the film, characters like Bishop (Omar Sy), Warpath (Booboo Stewart), Blink (Fan Bingbing) and Sunspot (Adan Canto).
Comic fans will recognize these characters from the ‘New Mutants’ and ‘X-Force’ comic offshoots of the ‘X-Men’ books, and perhaps the appearance of these mutants might lead into a future “X-storyline” like ‘Age of Apocalypse’ featuring the nigh-omnipotent villain Apocalypse – a shadowy boss character like the ‘Avengers’ mysterious Thanos.
Speaking of villains, the trailer also feature ‘Days of Future Past’s main antagonist, Bolivar Trask, played by Peter Dinklage. Trask is the evil scientist character that invented the mutant-hunting Sentinel robots that will appear in this movie but unfortunately we will not get a glimpse of them in this trailer.
Will 'Days of Future Past' lead into the 'Age of Apocalypse'?
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ also stars Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Evan Peters and is directed by Bryan Singer.
The movie opens in cinemas 22 May 2014. Check out the trailer below.