Cool Stuff You May Have Missed In the New ‘X-Men’ Trailer

artist: Rich Davies

 I can’t lie. I’m very excited for X-Men: Days of Future Past to come out.

For those of you who still feel burned from the insultingly abysmal third X-Men film or the heart-breakingly bad Origins: Wolverine, I understand. Believe me. In fact, we were pretty damn lucky to get something as fantastic as X-Men: First Class after these two stinkers almost soiled the X-Men cinematic universe forever. We were especially lucky that the first two choices to direct X-Men 3, Bryan Singer (X-Men, X2) and Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake), were brought in to work on the First Class as producer and director, respectively. As evidenced in X-Men and X2, Bryan Singer understands and loves the universe while Vaughn’s sensibilities to craft an exciting, coherent film made First Class  widely approachable beyond just a comic book audience.

Now we have X-Men: Days of Future Past, which will have Singer back in the director’s chair and Vaughn on writing duty. Singer promises that Days of Future Past will rectify the misdeeds of X-Men 3 while doing complete justice to what is arguably the most well-known story in the X-Men universe. Without spoiling too much, Days of Future Past will unify cast members of the original trilogy with the actors of First Class thanks to a darker story-line involving the use of time travel.

In case you missed it, the second trailer for Days of Future Past released earlier this morning:

It’s such a fast-paced and exciting trailer that it’s pretty easy to miss stuff.

  • Not that you missed Halle Berry’s Storm about to get killed by what I assume is a Future Sentinel.

  • We now have confirmation that it is indeed Kitty Pryde who sends Wolverine through time. This is a spin on the original comic story-line wherein Kitty herself passes through a time warp to fix things.

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  • Quicksilver still looks ridiculous and has apparently duct-taped someone to the wall. …but hey, he has good taste in music!quicksilver  

 

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  • …but wait, what the hell is he doing with the Sentinels? The Sentinels are his enemy- robots programmed to kill mutants!

This actually might be a scene right out of the Ultimate X-Men comics version of Days of Future Past (potential spoilers!).

  •  Blink (Bingbing Fan), a mutant with powers right out of the game Portal, is in the movie as well. In the trailer we get a quick shot of her in action, working in conjunction with the abilities of Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) and it’s pretty damn cool:

  •  We also get to see Sunspot in action and he is definitely not someone I would want to mess with-

Geez….

  • Finally, we know that scientist Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) and his machines of mass genocide, “Sentinels” will be major villains but might there be a larger force behind the post-apocalyptic future? Many fans speculate that classic villain Nimrod will make an appearance in the film, and may in fact be the “big bad”. In the X-Men comic book lore, Nimrod is a self-aware descendant of the Sentinel with the ability to shape-shift and regenerate parts of his body. In the Ultimate universe, Nimrod’s programming is fused with the consciousness of X-Men antagonist William Striker, someone we first met in X2 and who is incidentally also appearing in this film.

What do you think?  Is this Nimrod?

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in theaters everywhere on May 21st.

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