X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014 film)
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03/24/2014 02:28 PM EST


X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer
X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer 2 [March 24]
X-Men: Days of Future Past Final Trailer (3) [April 15]
X-Men: Days of Future Past TV Spot #2

25 Empire Magazine X-Men Days of Future Past Covers

Mystique & The Western X-tra Bacon Thickburger at Hardees [Commercial]

Related thread: Giant-Size General X-Men Thread

The fifth major motion picture attached to the core X-Men franchise is here!
Sentinels finally attack the screen in May. Two timelines collide!

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03/24/2014 09:55 PM EST
I hope there's lots of slow motion.
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03/25/2014 04:21 AM EST
Wait...who's the chick on the poster with the purple globes around her hands?
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03/25/2014 04:30 AM EST
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Wait...who's the chick on the poster with the purple globes around her hands?

Blink.


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03/25/2014 07:53 AM EST
Cant wait for this to come out now.

When they first announced it i was really psyched as the Days of Future Past is a great storyline.

I was then really miffed when they changed the focus on to Wolverine rather than Kitty Pryde.

But anyway, of what Ive seen and read so far Im really looking forward to seeing how they do this.

Excited to see the true Professor X back (Patrick Stewart ftw, James McAvoy is a shit actor) as well as the rest of the original movie cast.

I really like Blink so very pelased to see her being used, I really hope they manage to do the character justice.

Also really hope the Sentinels are foreboding and intimidating in the movie.
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03/26/2014 08:42 AM EST
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Cant wait for this to come out now.

When they first announced it i was really psyched as the Days of Future Past is a great storyline.

I was then really miffed when they changed the focus on to Wolverine rather than Kitty Pryde.

But anyway, of what Ive seen and read so far Im really looking forward to seeing how they do this.

Excited to see the true Professor X back (Patrick Stewart ftw, James McAvoy is a shit actor) as well as the rest of the original movie cast.

I really like Blink so very pelased to see her being used, I really hope they manage to do the character justice.

Also really hope the Sentinels are foreboding and intimidating in the movie.


This irks me too. This story arc originally had Kitty as the lead. Why is it that just about every X-Men movie (except one) has to have Wolverine as the main focus? As if none of the other characters in the X-Men's impressive roster could carry a movie as lead. If you're going to do a specific story arc... Then do it as it was written. The way it was supposed to be. Wolverine is way over rated.

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03/26/2014 09:26 AM EST
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This irks me too. This story arc originally had Kitty as the lead. Why is it that just about every X-Men movie (except one) has to have Wolverine as the main focus? As if none of the other characters in the X-Men's impressive roster could carry a movie as lead. If you're going to do a specific story arc... Then do it as it was written. The way it was supposed to be. Wolverine is way over rated.


Shadowat's eclipse is the one reason I'm not going to watch this movie.

The sad thing is, most of the people who watch these films don't know anything about X-Men, so they won't even notice. This is what makes it so easy for the writers and producers to butcher every story they get their hands on.

In an interview Simon kinberg, the writer of the film, had stated, "We made the decision [to make Wolverine lead] for a lot of reasons... One reason is that he's the protagonist of the franchise, and probably the most beloved character to a mass audience."

What a load of bullshit.

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03/28/2014 05:44 AM EST
- [io9]'ve Seen The Horrible X-Men Bloodbath in Days of Future Past

Big fat SPOILERS from Fox's CinemaCon, as if it isn't obvious. Sounds like things are gonna get pretty gnarly.

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04/03/2014 09:08 AM EST
- 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Video Reveals Ellen Page's Time-Travel Tricks

Is this good news for Shadowcat fans? I'm not sure...

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04/04/2014 08:43 PM EST
- Wolverine, Mystique & More Feature in New "X-Men: Days of Future Past" Posters





It's already well and truly a given that the arrival of Singer ushered in the return of the drab, colorless costume designs. On the of Future side of things, it is what it is. What really sticks out to me with all these posters and promo shots is how disappointing the changes to Beast are. I'm sure I've read criticisms about articulation of the mouth or some such, but damned if First Class wasn't the best look yet.

We'll see how the plot fares, but if nothing else, trading Vaughn for Singer has really take a disappointing toll on the visual style (or style in general) of the movies. Keen to give the movie a shot on its own terms, but with every step deeper into the rabbit hole it just feels like more ground lost. A series about some cartoon idea of evolution, constantly struggling to get anywhere.

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04/07/2014 12:49 PM EST
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- 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Video Reveals Ellen Page's Time-Travel Tricks

Is this good news for Shadowcat fans? I'm not sure...


No. Not in the slightest. Kitty suddenly (out of the blue) has a natural time travel power? That makes no sense and is just stupid. Changing a character to be something they never were ... just as a convenient plot device to be able to send the prized Wolverine back in time? I hate it.

Rachel Summers sent Kitty back in the story. It should have remained that way even if they did send a different mutant back in Kitty's place. Don't give her a power she's never had in her history as an X-man.

That couldn't happen though, of course, because in another brilliant move (that didn't happen in the X-men canon during the "Dark Phoenix") .. they had Jean kill Cyclops. Idiots.

Still, for the movie.. it should have been a different mutant (one previously not introduced...why not? There are apparently a lot of them in the world) or maybe a machine... but don't change a core character in such a cheezy way. This means that one of my favorite X-men is going to have to spend the entire movie with Future Wolverine's body, keeping the connection. So she won't get to actually do anything exciting in the movie. Shadowcat's a way better character than a lot of people give her credit for. If only the movie makers had made her like she is in the comics.

I don't like it...but there's nothing to be done about it now. Just going to have to decide whether I wan't to see yet another "Wolverine" movie. Wonder when they'll make another "X-Men" movie to go along with "First Class" (the only other movie that at least tried to be a movie about the X-men rather than a one man show).

I hate Wolverine.

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04/07/2014 11:32 PM EST

- Hardees/X-Men Burger Ad Gets Quicksilver Sequel [YouTube]

I can't help but laugh every time I see this Quicksilver. Good lord.
Magneto's kid is lame!

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Still, for the movie.. it should have been a different mutant (one previously not introduced...why not? There are apparently a lot of them in the world) or maybe a machine... but don't change a core character in such a cheezy way. This means that one of my favorite X-men is going to have to spend the entire movie with Future Wolverine's body, keeping the connection. So she won't get to actually do anything exciting in the movie. Shadowcat's a way better character than a lot of people give her credit for. If only the movie makers had made her like she is in the comics.

Presumably this is their way of trying to keep Shadowcat in an important role (that doesn't interfere with commercial gain). Is Blink from a double-future or could she have been the choice? I'm sure Forge would've thrilled some folk. Something to tease the future Apocalypse movie? Yeah, it seems like a slack choice, what they're going with. X-films have always been slack, though. They need to evolve. First Class started the overdue progress. This seems to be reversing it again. We shall see.

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04/08/2014 07:08 AM EST
This still serves my disgust with this film.

At least with X2, there were major focuses on more than one character, namely Nightcrawler.

This films seems almost entirely existent for the sake of commercial gain, with no care towards actually telling a good story. They just want to milk the hell out of Wolverine, and it's sickening.

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04/08/2014 04:06 PM EST
Ok, I'll agree that it gives Kitty an important purpose within the film.. but at the same time it serves to basically keep her out of it. I mean after she sends Wolvie back, her only purpose will be to keep that connection for as long as she possibly can for him to accomplish his mission.


I'm not entirely positive about Blink... but I think she originated in this time line (earth-616) and is not from the future. That whole Phalanx (sp?) business. I don't know if her official story has been retconned or not. I'm not sure if her powers even mess with time, or if it's only space.

Anybody know more about Blink? Because if her powers affect both time and space then she would have been a great choice for an alternate time travel mutant. Definitely better than giving a core character a power she never had.


@ Riyakou: Totally agree with you. This sucks.

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04/08/2014 06:03 PM EST
Blink originated in earth 616 but also had an age of the apocalypse version.

Neither version had any time travel ability just space. In fact the first Blink introduced had trouble controlling her powers and often destroyed objects/people she teleported.

It would've made more sense to have Blink gain the time travel power than Kitty but certainly still quite wrong. They should just have created some generic new mutant IMO. To be honest, although it annoys me that they downgraded kittys role, I'd rather they left her out than did this.
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04/08/2014 11:20 PM EST
Well, we really have no one to blame for this except Marvel being broke fuckups in the 90's.



And, y'know, everyone who decided to go to these movies and make them successful in the first place, but then we probably wouldn't even have the Avengers and the Dark Knight and all that because normal people would think movies based on comic book characters are too corny and stupid since X-Men and Spider-Man pretty much kicked off this renaissance of CBMs we're living through.

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04/08/2014 11:55 PM EST
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Blink originated in earth 616 but also had an age of the apocalypse version.

Neither version had any time travel ability just space. In fact the first Blink introduced had trouble controlling her powers and often destroyed objects/people she teleported.

It would've made more sense to have Blink gain the time travel power than Kitty but certainly still quite wrong. They should just have created some generic new mutant IMO. To be honest, although it annoys me that they downgraded kittys role, I'd rather they left her out than did this.


Blink could teleport herself and other people to alt-dimnsions in The Exiles, so yeah, giving her the time powers wouldn't have been much of a leap.
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04/09/2014 09:00 AM EST
- 'X-Men' Teaser: Jennifer Lawrence Will Kick Your Ass At The MTV Movie Awards

Ellen Page will be on-hand at the MTV Movie Awards on April 13 to introduce an exclusive, never-before-seen clip from the upcoming mutant extravaganza, "X-Men: Days of Future Past." And we've got a teaser to show you right now. The big takeaway? Do not mess with Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique.

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04/11/2014 03:05 PM EST
- Singer: "X-Men: Apocalypse" is "Somewhat" Based on "Age of Apocalypse"

"[The movie] won’t necessarily create an alternate universe, but there may be some swapping things that I’m playing with," Singer told EW, going on to state that "Days of Future Past" will influence, though perhaps not directly lead in to, "Apocalypse."

"You won’t feel at the end of ['Days of Future Past'] that it set up 'Apocalypse.' What it does is it sets up possibilities. But what we’ll discover in 'Apocalypse' is that events in this movie made that happen ... 'Apocalypse 'deals with ancient mutancy. What would humans have thought mutants were? What would mutants think humans were? You’re dealing with gods and things like that. And what if one survived and what if that found its way into our world?"


More big talk for the sequel!

- 'X-Men: Days of Future Past': See the first image of new mutant Quicksilver in action -- EXCLUSIVE



... the first appearance of Quicksilver played by American Horror Story‘s Evan Peters. EW has an exclusive first look at the super speedy character in action, helping time-traveling Wolverine and young Charles (James McAvoy) break Erik (Michael Fassbender) out of prison. “That is the bulk of Quicksilver’s presence in this film,” explains producer/writer Simon Kinberg. “They need somebody who can help them get in and out of somewhere. And the idea is that Logan knew him in the future and so they go to try to find his younger self.”

He also adds some levity to the dark Past. “The way we conceived him is a sort of an ADD kid,” says Kinberg. “Everything he does is just popping and zipping around. He doesn’t take anything seriously. He’s not in a situation for more than a few seconds. So it infused the movie with an energy that was really useful for us.”


More big embarrassment for the present!

A blockbuster franchise as big as this - someone's going to go along for the ride. Someone's going to find something to like about this Quicksilver. (Probably Riyakou). But you've got think once Avengers hits, it's gonna be a rough ride for hyperactive annoying kid.

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04/13/2014 06:04 PM EST
- Fox Gives Definitive X-MEN Movie Timeline - Including New Moments

Fun promotion at 25moments.com. Documenting key moments in the X-film timeline [list below via Newsarama]. Not sure what's missing:

1. 1963- Erik Lehnsherr is implicated in Murder
2. 1965- Charles Xavier Opens the School for Gifted Youngsters
3. 1967- Trask Industries Develops Artificial Limbs
4. 1972- Prolonged Silence on Nixon White House Tapes Points to Scandal
5. 1973- Trask Announces the Sentinel Mark I Program
6. 1975- Xavier Goes to Washington
7. 1977- World Record Scandal
8. 1984- Minister Dubs Mutants “God’s Curse”
9. 1986- Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
10. 1988- Berlin Wall Protests
11. 1989- DNA Evidence
12. 1991- South African Reform
13. 1994- Zapatistas Ally with Mutant Supporters
14. 1996- Mad Cow Disease Outbreak
15. 2001- Guantanamo Bay Mutant Detention Center
16. 2006- Warring Mutant Factions Destroy the Golden Gate Bridge
17. 2008- U.S. Erects Wall to Strengthen Border
18. 2009- Mutant Inhibitor Collar
19. 2010- Trask Industries Acquires Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters
20. 2011- March on X-Mansion
21. 2012- Mutants Escape Trask Prison Camps
22. 2013- Trask Announces Mark X
23. 2015- Death of Hank McCoy

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04/13/2014 06:53 PM EST
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- Fox Gives Definitive X-MEN Movie Timeline - Including New Moments

Fun promotion at 25moments.com. Documenting key moments in the X-film timeline [list below via Newsarama]. Not sure what's missing:

1. 1963- Erik Lehnsherr is implicated in Murder
2. 1965- Charles Xavier Opens the School for Gifted Youngsters
3. 1967- Trask Industries Develops Artificial Limbs
4. 1972- Prolonged Silence on Nixon White House Tapes Points to Scandal
5. 1973- Trask Announces the Sentinel Mark I Program
6. 1975- Xavier Goes to Washington
7. 1977- World Record Scandal
8. 1984- Minister Dubs Mutants “God’s Curse”
9. 1986- Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
10. 1988- Berlin Wall Protests
11. 1989- DNA Evidence
12. 1991- South African Reform
13. 1994- Zapatistas Ally with Mutant Supporters
14. 1996- Mad Cow Disease Outbreak
15. 2001- Guantanamo Bay Mutant Detention Center
16. 2006- Warring Mutant Factions Destroy the Golden Gate Bridge
17. 2008- U.S. Erects Wall to Strengthen Border
18. 2009- Mutant Inhibitor Collar
19. 2010- Trask Industries Acquires Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters
20. 2011- March on X-Mansion
21. 2012- Mutants Escape Trask Prison Camps
22. 2013- Trask Announces Mark X
23. 2015- Death of Hank McCoy


This makes me feel slightly better about the film franchise.

This timeline more or less firmly establishes the franchise as its own universe. With this, I can separate it from the comics with ease. Or less ease, rather. lol

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This makes me feel slightly better about the film franchise.

This timeline more or less firmly establishes the franchise as its own universe. With this, I can separate it from the comics with ease. Or less ease, rather. lol

... It would be a very rare exception for anything else to be true.

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Riyakou Wrote:
This makes me feel slightly better about the film franchise.

This timeline more or less firmly establishes the franchise as its own universe. With this, I can separate it from the comics with ease. Or less ease, rather. lol

... It would be a very rare exception for anything else to be true.


Maybe I'm just on derp mode right now, but I don't follow.

What exactly do you mean?

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04/13/2014 09:24 PM EST
- 2014 Movie Awards: Most Talked-About Moments: 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Exclusive: Opening Battle [SPOILERS]

Fresh off the wire from the MTV Movie Awards.

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What exactly do you mean?

If it's on film, it's a given that it's not the universe of the comics. There are almost no examples to the contrary. There's no reason to even consider that it would be otherwise. Movie = unrelated universe.

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- 2014 Movie Awards: Most Talked-About Moments: 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Exclusive: Opening Battle [SPOILERS]

Fresh off the wire from the MTV Movie Awards.

Riyakou Wrote:
What exactly do you mean?

If it's on film, it's a given that it's not the universe of the comics. There are almost no examples to the contrary. There's no reason to even consider that it would be otherwise. Movie = unrelated universe.


The blatant inaccuracies just kill me, though.

Even with my ease, I'm still bothered by Wolverine's extra long ass screen time.