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Earlier today we got a special treat when the first still of Michael Fassbender's Magneto from X-Men: Days of Future Past arrived online, but now the floodgates have opened and what's spilling over is some pretty cool stuff. 20th Century Fox has now officially released 11 stills and two special behind the scenes photos that will help introduce audiences to the next X-Men adventure. You will be able to find all of the pictures in the gallery at the bottom of this article, but first let's look at a few of the shots in detail, shall we?
Starting at the top, the man you see sporting the '70s mustache and glasses is none other than Peter Dinklage playing one of the film's main villains: Bolivar Trask. It's Trask's company that winds up creating the mutant hunting Sentinel robots that the X-Men are constantly on the run from in the not-too-distant future. But there's a lot more where that came from.
This next image is a bit of a callback to the events of Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class. Much like they did in Vaughn's movie, Magneto and Professor X (James McAvoy) are sitting down for a chess game... though the latter looks a bit more hostile than he did in the earlier film. At the end of the last movie the two characters became antagonists, with Xavier continuing his efforts to create peace between humans and mutants and Erik wanting to start a war. At this point we don't know how they will be reuniting in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Not only are Magneto and Professor X together in the past, they are together in the future as well, once again played by Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart, respectively. You'll notice that their costumes have changed quite a bit since the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, but perhaps the most impressive change is the look of Xavier's wheelchair. Making it float is certainly more practical than using wheels - particularly when it comes to stairs.
Heading back to the 1970s, we once again find young Magneto and Professor X, but this time they have a friend with them: Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). In the film, Wolverine is able to send his consciousness from a war torn future back to 1972 in order to try and stop the aforementioned Sentinels from ever being created and destroying the world - and he does so by reuniting the leaders of the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants. We don't know how he does it, but notice that Magneto seems to be wearing some kind of prison uniform...
Of course, you couldn't expect the X-Men to just welcome Magneto back with open arms. Looking at this photo, it would seem that Beast (Nicholas Hoult) takes issue with Magneto's very existence - and we're not even sure what the larger context is.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will be in theaters on May 23, 2014 and you can see more artwork from the movie here.