The "X-Men: Days of Future Past" trailer has officially arrived online via YouTube video for comic book fans around the world to search for clues. The new movie is based on a popular comic book series based on the mutants in Stan Lee's Marvel universe, and their struggle to fight a war for the survival of their mutant races. Among the major players in the film will be the younger and older versions of Professor X, Wolverine, and Magneto.
The NY Daily News reported on Oct. 29 that the trailer was just released and will feature “time travel” at the heart of the plot. Basically, Wolverine is sent back in time to by the older Professor X (Patrick Stewart) find a younger version of Professor X (with the role played by James McAvoy). The objective is to convince the past version that something terrible is in the works in the future that could destroy the mutants. Of course, he’ll also need to get the younger version of Magneto on board, which could be a tougher task. Magneto was last seen going from good mutant to bad mutant in the “X-Men: First Class” film.
Also in the new movie will be “Game of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage, who will take on the role of the main villain, Dr. Bolivar Trask. The story basically has Trask create an army of mutant hunters to put them into extinction. Things are set into motion after the assassination of a key senator which leads to the “extinction” agenda. That requires Wolverine's time travel to find and unite the mutants on opposing sides for a common cause.
Also in the film will be a slew of other familiar faces and new ones, such as actress Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde, a love interest of one of the main X-Men. As for previous stars, Halle Berry is shown as "Storm," the weather-controlling mutant. Anna Paquin plays the role of "Rogue." Jennifer Lawrence is back to play the doppleganger mutant known as “Mystique.” Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellan play the younger and older versions of the villain Magneto, respectively. Of course, Wolverine is back, and that means the seventh time in an “X-Men” film for actor Hugh Jackman. Jackman recently told reporters about the role this past summer:
"I love this character, and I never take for granted the opportunity I have to play what I think is one of the cooler, more interesting, multilayered comic book characters, particularly with this one I have wanted to do the story.”
The new “X-Men: Days of Future Past” movie will be released on May 23, 2014 with director Bryan Singer at the helm. Will you be seeing it in the theaters? Think it looks like a worthy entry into the “X-Men” series?