Bryan Singer couldn't decide whether he wanted to make a sequel or a prequel to X-Men, so he decided to merge the two and make a pre-sequel.
X-Men Days of Future Past, according to Brian Singer in an interview, has 70% of its plot occur in the past and the rest in the future filled with cryptic conversations mumbled in hush tones about the need for all mutants to come together to fight a common enemy determined to destroy them all. The threat, a dwarf (Peter Dinklage, who else) with giant robot creation on his mind. The threat is so dire that they must time travel Wolverine's (who else but Hugh Jackman) consciousness back to the 1970's to make things all groovy with the warring younger versions of Professor X (James McAvoy playing the Patrick Stewart to be) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender before he started looking like Gandalf, just kidding) so they can stop this mutant robot-apocalypse while it is just buggy source code.
The special effects aren't quite finished yet so the trailer is pretty character heavy. And it is essentially the same one shown at Comic-Con earlier this year.
New X-Men include Bishop (Omar Sy who got his training by pushing wheelchair bound Francoise Cluzet around in The Intouchables), Sunspot (Adan Canto), Warpath (Booboo Stewart who should be getting a lot of his first name marks) and Blink (Bingbing Fan, she with the perfect X name).
The returning players include the purple reincarnation of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence as Raven/Mystique, yum yum), a former latex Cat Woman (Halle Berry as Storm), a former baby mama and notable mind diver (Ellen Page as Shadowcat) and a zombie and giant slayer (Nicholas Hoult as Beast).
The X-Men: Days of Future Past opens everywhere May 23, 2014.
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