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Back in July a trailer for X-Men Days Of Future Past was shown at comic con and was partially leaked. However the quality of the trailer was really poor. The trailer for this film was expected to be released on the web this month but I was expecting a different trailer to what we saw from the leaked comic con version. I am however not complaining as I am really happy to the trailer in high quality and I am able to make out all of the frames as well as new footage that was cut off from the end of the trailer that was released at comic con.
In the trailer it seems that the future X-men go to a temple somewhere. People are speculating that this will involve Apocalypse in some form which makes sense but I am not sure. It looks like the use of the temple is to send Wolverine back in time or at least his mind. Bryan Singer has said the future cast only take up 25-30% of the film so I do not think that will be enough time to introduce a major villain such as Apocalypse.
Despite what Singer said the trailer does not reflect the proportion. The footage from the trailer as well as the voice over is mainly from the future X-men. I however do not have a problem with that. This way Singer can show off footage without giving away primary plot points. Also I think by showing clips from both the future X-men and past ones, Singer is able to show the scale of the film. Singer claims this film to be a really ambitious project as the cast is so large. I for one was concerned about this when the cast went to comic con but I now have more faith in Singer to make a great film.
Wolverine is likely going to be the top billed actor for this film and despite people seem sick of Wolverine taking the lead in a film I am fine with it. I would rather see Magneto or Xavier lead but the nature of the plot does make sense for Wolverine to be the main character. Wolverine’s mind is going to be sent back in time and his character can act as a bridge between the two parallels. In the comics it was Kitty Pryde who time traveled but it makes more sense for Wolverine to go back in time as he has more experience and because of his slowed aging it would be an easier ask. From what Singer has said though I assume that Wolverine will be returned to the future rather than having to live 40 years to catch up.
Singer has described the use of time travel ‘It’s about figuring your rules and sticking to them. The principle I looked at is this theory that until an object is observed, it hasn’t really happened yet. The time-traveler whose consciousness travels through time I call The Observer, and until The Observer returns to where he traveled from, the result hasn’t occurred yet. So he can muck about in the past and it isn’t until he snaps back that the new future is set. As a result, we’re able to have parallel action, and there’s an underlying tension because there’s always that threat Wolverine’s consciousness could return and leave the world in an even darker place.’ This highlights that Wolverine will act as a bridge between the past and the future and explains a scene in the trailer.
In the trailer at the end we see young Xavier played by James MacAvoy and Older Xavier played by Patrick Stewart having a conversation with each other. I think that they will be able to communicate throughout the film. Apparently it only happens once but we will see. In the trailer we see young Xavier reading Wolverine’s mind and I assume he is still linked to his future self in some form. Because of this both young and older Xavier can speak to each other because they can read Wolverine’s mind in both the past and the future.
I am glad to see that both young and older Magneto feature in the trailer played by Michael Fassbender and Ian Mckellen. I think Magneto is one of the best characters of the series if not the best and I liked both portrayals by the two actors. It will be intresting to compare the two of them in the same film. They will not share screen time but it will be interesting to see the link between the character and see what has changed and what has stayed the same.
We also get to see the first footage of Bolivar Trask played by Peter Dinklage although there is only one shot of him in the trailer. We do see a lot of single shots of the future X-men as well. We see Iceman, Rogue, Storm, Colossus and as well as new characters. Beast and Mystique from the past X-men appear played by Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence.
The trailer has got me excited despite I had already seen a great amount of the footage in the leaked comic con trailer but seeing it in high quality has made the difference. The film will be released in May of 2014 and I am think we may get another trailer by Christmas time or if not defiantly one early in the new year.
What do you think of the trailer? Please comment below and thanks for reading.