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Another day another promo from X-Men: Days of Future Past, the wrap around prequel/sequel that will unite the casts of X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men: First Class. Twentieth Century Fox and director Bryan Singer have been teasing the film since its earliest days of production, and now on Instagram, the studio has a brief spot that's all about face!
There's been a flood of pictures from the upcoming spring release, but astonishingly they set up more questions than answers. Why is Beast no longer blue? Are the sentinels developing towards the creation of Nimrod? And per the clip above, why the hell is young Charles Xavier walking?
In the context of the above vid, it could be a dream sequence, as it cuts from Xavier strolling to what appears to be him waking up. But previous pics show the professor--who was crippled at the end of X-Men: First Class--literally standing on his own. And yet the trailer has him in a wheelchair. What's the deal?
It's a bit of a relief that no matter how much Singer and company share about this fast-approaching action movie, there are still some things that remain a mystery. Far less mysterious are the identities of the other X-men who score moments in this clip.
After a flash of James McAvoy, reprising the role of Charles Xavier, we cut to his former friend Mystique, tapping into her mutant shape-shifting abilities to look like a sultry Jennifer Lawrence. Then follows a shot of Omar Sy firing a massive gun as Bishop, who is new to the franchise. Next there's a shot of Daniel Cudmore in full-on Colossus mode. Following him is Booboo Stewart as Warpath, another new recruit. Cut from Hugh Jackman as Wolverine to Patrick Stewart as older Xavier, back to Wolverine screaming in apparent pain. A flash of Michael Fassbender as stoic young Magneto and we're out! Though tantalizing, this brief vid is offering even less clues that their previously revealed mini-promos.
We are still months away from the film's debut, and as eager as I am to see this crazy collision of two super ensembles, I admit that I'm getting worn out on all these teases. How about you? Are you so hungry for X-Men: Days of Future Past that any scrap of new footage will delight? Or are you sold and just wish Fox would quit rubbing in how far away the actual release date is?
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X-Men: Days of Future Past opens May 23rd.