Michael Fassbender Shows Off His Magneto Armor In New X-Men: Days Of Future Past Still

By Eric Eisenberg 2013-11-06 14:31:04discussion comments
Magneto X-Men: Days of Future Past

Watching last week's debut trailer for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past we got to see multiple shots of Michael Fassbender as Magneto, returning to the role he played in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class, but none of the scenes featured the actor in his real costume. Instead of sporting any kind of armor or battle-wear, the quick flashes of the character only had him wearing a spiffy looking trench coat. But what will the Master of Magnetism be sporting when it comes time to fight for the future of mutant kind? Today we have the answer thanks to the folks over at Superhero Hype.

What's surprising about this image is how much the costume design has changed from the end of First Class, which featured Magneto wearing this little number:

Magneto X-Men: First Class

The way the movie ended made it seem as though that design was going to be Magneto's new costume for Fassbender's next performance as the character, but evidently that's not the case. The cape appears to be at least somewhat similar, but the red jacket seems to have been swapped for a more Batman-esque design. Maybe if Vaughn had come back to direct X-Men: Days of Future Past he would have kept the costume from the end of the first movie, but fate had other plans. At the very least we can still hope that he's sporting that awesome version of the helmet.

Based on a script written by Simon Kinberg and developed by Vaughn and his screenwriting partner Jane Goldman, X-Men: Days of Future Past begins in a war-torn future where mutants live in constant fear of giant robots called Sentinels, which were designed to control and eliminate all of Homo superior. In order to prevent this horrible future from ever happening, the remaining members of the X-Men find a way to send Wolverine's (Hugh Jackman) consciousness back in time to 1972 where he can try and work with young Professor X (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Fassbender) and save the world. The cast is filled with faces both from Singer's original X-Men movies as well as First Class, the movie also starring Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, Daniel Cudmore, Adam Canto, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, and Fan Bing Bing.

20th Century Fox will have the film in theaters on May 23, 2014, and you can watch the debut trailer below:


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