Fox has delivered the first X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer that comes as advertised by director Bryan Singer yesterday on Twitter: with few visual effects.
With tons of work still left to do on the film’s special effects, Singer and his team have cut the first trailer to successfully lay down the stakes and players involved with the aid of the track ‘Surface of the Sun’ from the film Sunshine. Patrick Stewart as Professor X provides a voiceover that paints an ominous future for the X-Men. The only way to stop an ongoing war is to travel back in time and make sure it never begins, and that’s where Logan (Hugh Jackman) comes into play.
There’s still much we don’t know about the plot, but the trailer tells us that Wolverine goes back in time to inhabit the body of his younger self, and he must convince a younger Professor X and Magneto to help him save the future. As future Xavier warns Logan, his younger self is a different man, and there’s definite apprehension by the young X-Men to follow along with the plan.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is the most ambitious project in Fox’s X-Men stable that combines the young and old casts into a single film. Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Nicholas Hoult, Shawn Ashmore, Lucas Till, Daniel Cudmore and more will all appear in the film. Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask is the primary villain the X-Men must stop.
The most chilling shot is the finale in which young and old Xavier stare into each others eyes with the elder trying desperately to convince his younger self for help, the same speech that played over the entire trailer.
Previous teases have confirmed that Sentinels i.e. giant robots will play a key role in X-Men: Days of Future Past. They are completely absent from this first trailer so we will have to wait a little bit longer to see them in full on action fighting against the X-Men.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is set for release on May 23, 2014.