The debut X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer has been broken down and explained by director Bryan Singer. The trailer first appeared yesterday, as previously reported by The Inquisitr, and gave us our first motion-picture taste of what to expect from the latest and possibly biggest X-Men film to date.
The trailer began by showing us some of the characters who would be returning, including Rogue (Anna Paquin), Shadowcat (Ellen Page), and Storm (Halle Berry) from X-Men: The Last Stand. We were also shown some of the returning characters from X-Men: First Class, such as Beast (Nicholas Hoult) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence). Returning in their old and young versions are Professor X (Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy) and Magneto (Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender), with Hugh Jackman playing the role of Wolverine once again.
This may be the last film to star Hugh Jackman in his iconic X-Men role, as also previously reported by The Inquisitr. It could be a little physically demanding on the actor, since he plays both versions of the same character and he’s more than ten years older than he was when he started.
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ director Bryan Singer walks us through the first trailer! Watch: http://t.co/ICNpfENGft
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The X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer, as Bryan Singer explains, was meant to be emotional, to make us care about these recurring characters from the past. He says he wanted to emulate the Man of Steel trailer in that way, making the film appear to be about more than just mutants on the brink of war.
Bryan Singer continues to explain that Wolverine is starting to look beaten down as Professor X asks him for a favor that might be impossible. The Professor is asking him to find his younger self and try to convince him that hope is worth fighting for, as Wolverine responds that patience is not one of his best qualities.
Bryan Singer tells us that the X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer teases the fact that the X-Men are all survivors hanging on day to day and they all need to work together to end the war before it begins. He says the film will ask the question of whether history is set to happen a certain way or if it can be redirected for a better outcome.
Peter Dinklage plays the role of Bolivar Trask, a man who remembers the days of peace and knows the mutants are a big reason it’s been lost. For this reason he has begun the Sentinel program designed to hunt down mutants.
Mystique is also on the verge of losing her innocent nature and becoming a cold assassin like she was in the first two films, Bryan Singer explains. The scene where Professor X faces himself is one that the X-Men: Days of Future Past director doesn’t want to explain, as it could be a spoiler, though we have alluded to the possibility of Bishop taking Professor X, Magneto, and Wolverine back in time for that to happen.
What do you think of what Bryan Singer had to say about the X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer?