20th Century Fox has released a new trailer and poster for director Bryan Singer’s highly anticipated superhero sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past. The follow-up finds Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) having his consciousness sent back to 1973 in order to help Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and the rest of the X-Men: First Class crew stop Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) and the rise of the Sentinels, giant robots programmed to exterminate mutants. This trailer is terrific. It shows the darker tone that Signer mentioned, and the character drama looks as strong as the action scenes. As for this new poster, it’s just awful. If you’re going t o pay millions of dollars for a marketing campaign, perhaps it’s best to find a person who understands composition rather than making it look like Professor X farted an explosion.
Hit the jump to check out the new trailer and poster, and if you missed any of Steve’s extensive set visit coverage, click here. The film also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Evan Peters, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Halle Berry, Lucas Till, Omar Sy, Adan Canto, Daniel Cudmore, and Bingbing Fan. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in 2D and 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.
Click here to catch up on all of our X-Men: Days of Future Past coverage, or peruse the recent links below:
- 90 Things to Know about Bryan Singer’s X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST from Our Set Visit
- Nicholas Hoult Talks Beast’s New Makeup, His Relationship with Mystique, the Giant Cast, and More on the Set of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
- Producer Lauren Shuler Donner Talks the Darker Tone, Casting, the X-MEN Franchise, DEADPOOL, Sequels, and More on the Set of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
- Producer Hutch Parker Talks the Quicksilver Sequence, the Possibility of Crossing Over with Marvel, Sentinels, and More on the Set of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
- 5 New Images From X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Feature Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman and More
- Hugh Jackman Talks Reuniting with Bryan Singer, Battling Sentinels, How Long He’ll Play Wolverine, and More on the Set of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
- James McAvoy Talks Hanging Out with the Cast, His Scene with Patrick Stewart, Professor X’s Hair, and More on the Set of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
- Director Bryan Singer Talks Bringing Back the Original Cast, Sentinels, Shooting in 3D, Time Travel Mechanics, and More on the Set of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
- Writer/Producer Simon Kinberg Talks the Evolution of the Script, Time Travel, the X-MEN Franchise, and More on the Set of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST