According to Geeks of Doom on Feb. 1, Mark Miller, a creative consultant for the Marvel properties at Fox, confirmed officially that the Sentinels will be playing a major role in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.
If anyone can recall in “X-men: The Last Stand” where the heroes are partaking in the Danger Room simulation fighting imaginary foes, one of those foes are revealed to be a severed Sentinel head, courtesy of Wolverine’s adamantium claws.
Now, Millar has officially confirmed that the purple robots will be in the film. Kitty Pride, played by Ellen Page, will be the influential character that will be traveling 11 years into the past to warn the X-Men of the unfortunate fate that might befall them if they let Senator Robert Kelly die.
“I don’t really want to give too much away but the Sentinels are a big feature of this story. They will be cool and this will deliver on all of the teasers. We’ve all been waiting for this ever since X-Men: The Last Stand showed us one of their heads. Now it is finally coming, and we only have to pay ten quid to see it in the cinema whereas they’re having to pay $100 million to deliver it. So I’m delighted [laughs].”
The Sentinels were designed by Bolivar Trask to rid the world of mutants, but the robots had gone rouge. Now, they are usually acquired by other villains to do their bidding to oppose mutants. Sentinels are typically armed with energy weapons and restraining devices.
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" will bring together the characters from the original “X-Men: First Class” and the first three “X-Men” movies.