It’s the week of X-Men: Days of Future Past reveals, at least according to Empire Magazine’s agenda. And I am not complaining in the least. We comic book nerds cling to every new reveal, every new promo, every new teaser trailer for our latest obsession or the plot we’ve longed to be a movie since childhood.
Empire Magazine is pulling out all the stops.
With twenty-five DOFP covers revealed throughout the day on Monday (which we’ve linked for you over here!), Empire Magazine has released four new stills from the movie. It’s not much, but since we have yet to get more than a teaser trailer, any bit of sneak peek is exciting.
We’ve got the picture of future Magneto above, obviously in the chamber where they send Wolverine’s consciousness back in time to the 1970s (and, I’m taking a shot in the dark here, where they will stumble upon/awaken Apocalypse because the whole place just looks like it has his touch to it).
There’s a group picture in the future of Iceman, Sunspot, Kitty Pryde, and Colossus outside of where Magneto is in his picture (assuming). We’ve got Mystique on the verge of pulling the trigger on someone. And, of course, 70s Wolverine–bone claws and everything:
The issue is obviously going to be packed with information about the movie, plot points, etc. One thing that did come out discussed the future sentinels and their big design reveal. The idea behind them:
“They’re biomechanical weapons. We had to come up with what would be the ultimate version that could actually, in principle, stop the X-Men. We started with this idea that they were almost made up of magnetic plates slapped over one another, imagining that the plates could contract or grow, so the Sentinel can be skinny to get through a small space or the plates can open up to become a bigger shape. So they have become virtually unstoppable.”
The Sentinels are supposed to be terrifying. And if this idea doesn’t scare you…
Look, the comment being thrown around by most people is that this movie is going to be a hot mess. And it honestly sounds that way–combining the cast of the first trilogy and the cast of the “reboot”/prequel and involving time travel is going to make anything sound messy. But if you’ve read the comics or watched the cartoon from the Nineties, you know that the whole plot is a hot mess. That’s kind of the point.
It’s how Bryan Singer executes it that will be the true test. But let’s wait to reserve judgment until we get an actual trailer…which is hopefully soon.