Every hour on the hour for the next 25 hours, Empire Magazine will be featuring a character from X-Men: Days of Future Past. Why twenty-five? Because this is the 25th anniversary of Empire Magazine, and they’ve earned it. Movie websites have come and gone, print has been eviscerated, but Empire still stands as one of the best resources for film fans everywhere. If anyone deserves to inundate us with mutants and their foes, it’s Empire. However, we’re not going to do twenty five articles on this. We’ll be putting them into groups of five throughout the day. First up, we’ve got the mutant hunting robot Sentinel, their creator Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage), Havok (Lucas Till), young Toad (Evan Jonigkeit), and William Stryker (Josh Helman). It’s worth noting that the Sentinel here is the Mark 1 from 1973, which is when most of the movie will take place. Also worth noting is that Toad is the current frontrunner for goofiest costume.
Hit the jump to check out the covers, click here for Part 2, here for Part 3, and here for Part 4 and here for Part 5, along with all 25 covers in one image. The film also stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, and Halle Berry. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in 3D on May 23rd.
Here’s the official synopsis for X-Men: Days of Future Past:
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.