‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Trailer Debuts Online
Director Bryan Singer promised X-Men fans on Twitter that the newest installment in the franchise, Days of Future Past, will have “a great deal of humor,” but “the overall tone is a bit darker than previous films, particularly because of the stakes.” Judging from the somber first trailer launched online today, he truly is a man of his word.
The world finally gets a first look into X-Men: Days of Future Past, and it is a damn good tease. Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan are back reprising their roles as Professor Xavier and Magneto, but so are James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender (from the great prequel, X-Men: First Class). How is the hell is that possible? Using Doc Brown’s favorite method of travel, the Professor sends Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to the past, and asks him to “find me, convince me of all of this.” He continues to tell Logan, “I was a very different man. Lead me. Guide me. Be patient with me.” The trailer then shows a young, broken Xavier (McAvoy), who says, “I don’t want your future.” The most chilling part was watching Xavier telling his younger self, “Please. We need you to hope again.”
The stakes truly are high in Singer’s new film, and it’s going to be great to see characters from the present day (X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand) join forces with the past (X-Men: First Class) to save the future. The film, which is a sequel to both The Last Stand and First Class, looks very promising.
X-Men: Days of Future Past, directed by Bryan Singer and starring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan, hits theaters May 23, 2014.