The X-Men: Days of Future Past final trailer is here at last! It appears that Fox has gone all out to make sure the film will be as epic as possible, with both versions of key characters Charles Xavier and Magneto and a handful of new and returning cast.
What appeared to be a misunderstanding in fact checking has turned out to be yet another deviation from the source material. Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), AKA Shadowcat, apparently gained the ability to send people’s minds into the past. This was a power she never had in the comics, which I’m sure the comic book purists will slam X-Men: DOFP for, but it’s not the first time Fox added things and broke original canon.
In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, nearly every major character gained a power they never had before. Wolverine’s claws became capable of delivering an electrical charge, Gambit suddenly had telekinesis abilities, and Deadpool was almost completely redone. It seems that Fox is not against changing characters to make the story work, but this time they really didn’t need to.
Bishop (Omar Sy) is in the film and his character is capable of producing time travel portals by using his arm. They really didn’t need to change Kitty Pryde at all. Even Magneto seems to have gained an aspect to his power, tossing police aside like they were made of metal at one point.
The X-Men: Days of Future Past final trailer begins with a monologue from Professor X (Patrick Stewart) as he explains what’s going on:
“So many battles waged over the years, and yet none of them like this. Are we destined to destroy each other, or can we change who we are and unite? Is the future truly set? Mutants, we now find ourselves on the edge of extinction.”
We notice in the X-Men: Days of Future Past final trailer that Charles himself is having trouble coping with what needs to be done, as the older version of him tries to convince his younger self to change things. We also notice Kitty Pryde doing the same thing Jean Grey did in the first couple of movies, but sending Wolverine’s mind into the past.
Sentinels are deployed from airborne carriers in great numbers, and younger Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) reflects on why he decided to oppose Magneto. Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) also shows a strength to her character, telling Charles that “It’s us or them.” There is also the possibility that Storm (Halle Berry) will be assassinated, and the Sentinels may have gained a weapon familiar to fans of the first Thor, with a laser blast emanated from their faces.
Wolverine still plays a key role in this film, but a bit more like The Last Stand, it seems his story takes a back seat in a much larger plot. It looks like Hugh Jackman’s character may actually be getting less prominent, which is good news for those who are a little tired of Wolverine getting the spotlight.
Was there anything you noticed in the X-Men: Days of Future Past final trailer that wasn’t mentioned above? Are you excited to see the film when it hits next week?