The trailer for Twentieth Century Fox’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” has finally been unveiled. Original “X-Men” franchise director Bryan Singer returns with the latest film that will take place following the events of Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class” and James Mangold’s “The Wolverine.”
The film’s epic cast includes returning stars Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Lucas Till and Daniel Cudmore. Joining the X-Men alum for this latest installment are Peter Dinklage, Fan Bingbing, Josh Helman, Boo Boo Stewart and Evan Peters.
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” is based on 1981 comic arc by Chris Claremont and John Byrne in which Kitty Pryde’s (Page) mind returns to the past (through her younger self) in order to warn her fellow X-Men about the future where mutants are threatened by the government’s anti-mutant laws and the rise of giant androids, known as the Sentinels.
However, in this forthcoming film, it will be Wolverine (Jackman) who will take on the role of time traveler. If you stayed after the credits for “The Wolverine,” then you may already know that he encounters Magneto (Stewart) and Professor X (McKellen), who have recruited him for help. Wolverine must travel back in time to the 1970s and team up with the “First Class” group in order to change the dreary events of the future.
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” is scheduled to arrive in theaters on May 22 in the U.K. and May 23 in North America. Until then, check out the first trailer below!