The mutants aren’t ready to hand Marvel ALL of the headlines today, even though Captain America: The Winter Soldier just dropped its first official trailer. Sensing that thye need to reclaim a little bit of momentum, 20th Century Fox and Bryan Singer released this super-quick Instagram clip for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Play the above video and absorb a rapid succession of mutant snapshots!
It’s a promise of so many things to come. The site teases:
Stay tuned for the world premiere of the full trailer on Oct 29: http://bit.ly/xmenyoutube -- Join director Bryan Singer for a Twitter chat on Oct 28 #AskSinger"
But it clearly was a calculated decision to drop this tease right around the time Marvel teased Cap 2. Well played, Team X-Men.
So, what are we looking at? Most of this footage is part of the trailer that was shown to fans in Hall H at the Fox panel at San Diego Comic-Con back in July. After that eyeball shot (which, I believe, belongs to Charles Xavier), we see protest scenes from the 1970s, where half of the time-traveling action will take place. We get a shot of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) with glowing blue lights on either side of his head … and this is the moment where Singer will send the clawed mutant back through time to seek out the younger Xavier (played by James McAvoy). We get a brief look at Wolvie and the futuristic Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Sir Ian McKellen) in the apocalyptic universe that needs changing. And then there’s a montage of multiple mutant characters, from Storm (Halle Berry) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult) to Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence).
There’s an awful lot to look at in a clip that only runs a few seconds. I imagine that the full trailer, which arrives on Oct. 29, will fill in a lot of the gaps between these sequences, but it will show us more of what you can parcel out in this rapid-fire sequence – just with a little more breathing room.
Here are some of the best screen caps we could get:
There’s so much damn superhero news flooding the internet these days, even mega fans like myself are struggling to keep our heads above water in the flood of footage and imagery. Thor: The Dark World is screening for folks. Cap teased its trailer. The X-Men and Spider-Man universes have sequels on the horizon, and we’re chasing on-set footage from the first day of Batman-Superman production activity. Which ones have impressed you the most? Which have disappointed you? And which character do you wish would get back into the action in this, the Golden Age of Superhero Movies? Share your thoughts below, and start cooking up Twitter questions for Singer on Days of Future Past.