It feels like it was just yesterday that we were complaining about how little footage we were seeing from Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past, but now the movie is just a couple weeks away from being released and the flow of new trailers and clips has gone from being a slow drip to being comparable to Niagara. As you can see from the new TV spot posted above, we have yet to find a cork.
Admittedly, most of the footage in this spot - posted by the official X-Men YouTube page - has been featured in older previews, but there is a taste of the new to be found. The most notable of this "new" is this little scene between Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and a little girl playing princess:
Those who have been following X-Men: Days of Future Past over the last few months probably recognize this little girl from a particular still that was unveiled a while back. When first released, many assumed that this child was possibly Scarlet Witch, the sister of the mutant Quicksilver, who is being played in the new movie by Evan Peters. Bryan Singer has gone on the record denying this, however, saying last month:
"Is that the Scarlet Witch? No, that’s his little sister. I even had a line which I cut, where Quicksilver’s mother says to the little girl, ‘Go up and bug your sister,’ and the little girl says, ‘She bugs me!’ You never see the older sister, but it was to imply that there is an older sister for comic book fans. I ended up cutting it."
We recently heard about a similar situation to this when Captain America: The Winter Soldier was released. Many wondered why the film had no mention of Hawkeye, and when I spoke with the movie's writers they told me that early drafts of the script contained a line referencing him that was eventually cut. My faith in these comic book franchises allows me to believe is that there is a legitimate explanation for why things like this get cut, like conflicting future plans and maintaining continuity, so maybe there's a good reason why Scarlet Witch isn't mentioned in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Based on one of the most famous X-Men comic book arcs, the movie begins in a horrific future where the surviving members of the X-Men (played by the stars who first brought them to life in the original X-Men trilogy) are driven underground by highly dangerous, mutant-hunting robots called Sentinels. In order to try and stop this horrific timeline from ever coming to pass, it is decided that Wolverine's consciousness must be sent back to 1973 so that he can try and stop an event that changes the world forever. In addition to the actors mentioned above, X-Men: Days of Future Past also stars 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, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Lucas Till, Peter Dinklage, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, and Evan Jonigkeit.