New X-Men: Days Of Future Past Clips Reveal How Professor X Is Walking

By Eric Eisenberg 2014-05-01 18:35:24discussion comments
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Ever since the first trailers and images for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past came online, many fans have been asking the same question: how is the young Professor Xavier, played by James McAvoy, walking? At the end of Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class we saw Magneto (Michael Fassbender) curve a bullet right into the young telepathic mutant's spine, rendering him paralyzed from the waist down. We figured that the answer to this great mystery would only be revealed on the big screen, giving fans just one more incentive to watch the comic book movie event in theaters, but apparently that's not necessary, as this latest clip provides the explanation we've been looking for.

The Professor X/Magneto scene comes to us from Apple, but they're not the only ones with a brand new sneak peek at X-Men: Days of Future Past. Norton, the anti-virus software company, has gotten their hands on yet another exclusive following the release of a few very informative featurettes a few weeks ago. This time around they are also delivering a clip, this one giving us an extended look at the first time that the 1973 version of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) arrives at the Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters and has a bit of a run-in with Hank McCoy a.k.a. Beast (Nicholas Hoult).



What's interesting to note about both of these clips is the way in which they actually do their part to help try and repair some serious continuity issues in the X-Men franchise. X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which was set in the 1980s, featured a walking Professor X at the end of the movie, and now we know why he was able to do it after being paralyzed in the 60s. Likewise, our first introduction to Hank McCoy in the movies was in human form on television in X2: X-Men United, which didn't really fit with the fact that Hank turned himself blue and fuzzy in First Class. The fact that he can now repress his more mutant form is a good explanation for this timeline problem. Thanks to X-Men: Days of Future Past's time-travel plot, I wouldn't be surprised if even more errors are fixed during its run time.

In addition to McAvoy, Fassbender, Jackman, and Hoult, X-Men: Days of Future Past features an absolutely packed ensemble that includes Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, Daniel Cudmore, Adan Canto, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bing Bing, Jennifer Lawrence,Lucas Till, Peter Dinklage, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, and Evan Jonigkeit. The movie will be hitting theaters in just a few short weeks on May 23rd, so stay tuned for more of our coverage as the release date gets even closer!
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