X-Men: Days Of Future Past Featurettes Take You Behind The Scenes Of The Summer Blockbuster

By Eric Eisenberg 2014-04-16 14:21:48discussion comments
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We here at Cinema Blend are still pretty amped up after the release of the latest trailer for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past last night. I mean, did you see that thing? Holy crap! Our brains have been buzzing all day with names like Professor X, Magneto, Wolverine, Beast, Quicksilver and Mystique, and thankfully 20th Century Fox is more than happy to let that buzz keep on humming. The studio has given Google Play a pair of two brand new featurettes for the new comic book movie that go behind the scenes and give us a look into what it takes to make an X-Men movie happen.

In the clip up top, you can watch Michael Fassbender and director Bryan Singer work together to create a scene where Magneto breaks into a large vault to retrieve his legendary Xavier-proof helmet. The video below showcases an important confrontation between James McAvoy's Professor X and Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique in a crowded 1973 airport. Check em out!



Both of these featurettes actually give us some pretty interesting insight in regard to how X-Men: Days of Future Past was actually made. As evidenced by the Magneto-centered featurette, Singer isn't afraid to throw away what's on the page and a moment's notice. You'd think a multi-million dollar budgeted production would have to adhere to a very strict plan in order to keep margins down, but apparently the director can ask for three security guards instead of two on a whim.

The second video simply demonstrates how incredibly hard it is to make a movie with a period setting. If set in 2014, an important conversation between Xavier and Mystique in an airport would probably be a pretty simple sequence to shoot, but because the movie is set in the early 1970s, the crew has to make sure that every little detail is perfect - including all of the clothes for the hundreds of background actors.

We'll get to see the result of their hard work when X-Men: Days of Future Past arrives in theaters on May 26th, but for now - just because we can't get over the awesomeness ourselves - you can watch the new X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer below:


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