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As seen this past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past will unite the casts of both the original X-Men trilogy and the cast of Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class, and the first posters for the movie show that they are working in perfect harmony. Entertainment Weekly has debuted the first official artwork from the upcoming comic book movie, and the designs they have are pretty cool. Above you can see the face of Sir Ian McKellen being artfully covered with the visage of Michael Fassbender (both actors star as Magneto in the movie) and below you can see the two Professor Xs - Sir Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy. Check em' out!
I must say that I'm glad to see that these posters are done much more thought and care than the last time the folks over at 20th Century Fox tried to execute this concept. Those of you who were following X-Men: First Class up until its release back in 2011 may remember these Photoshop atrocities, which became the laughing stock of the internet when they popped up a few months before the movie hit theaters:
Why would they put the heads specifically over the crotch area?! To this day these posters boggle my mind. Thankfully the movie turned out to be of much better quality than the artwork, and that's one of the key reasons why we're so excited for X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Based on the classic comic book storyline written by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, the story begins in a distant future where the X-Men (played by the stars from the original trilogy) fight to survive the onslaught of attacks from giant mutant-hunting robots called Sentinels. In order to try and stop the Sentinels from ever being created, Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) uses her powers to send Wolverine's (Hugh Jackman) consciousness back to 1973 - where he works with the crew of First Class to try and stop a cataclysmic event. In the future, something goes wrong with Kitty the X-Men have to look for a way to transfer her powers to someone else so that they can bring Wolverine back. In addition to returning castmembers like McAvoy, Fassbender, Stewart, McKellen, Jackman, Page, Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin, Daniel Cudmore, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult, the film will also feature Peter Dinklage (as Bolivar Trask), Omar Sy (as Bishop), Booboo Stewart (as Warpath), Evan Peters (as Quicksilver), Josh Helman (as William Stryker), Fan Bing Bing (as Blink) and Adam Canto in a mystery role.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will be in theaters May 23, 2014.