Going into Comic Con, X-Men: Days of Future Past was definitely the film that was on everybody’s mind. With The Wolverine around the corner (click here to enter our competition to win a double pass to see it), X-Men and Mutants are at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Knowing this, Bryan Singer, the director of the upcoming mutant epic gave the fans what they wanted!
First up we were treated to our first official cast-shots, which you can see below. These cast shots show Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Magneto (Ian McKellen), Colossus (Daniel Cudmore) and BISHOP! (Omar Sy). These characters are from the future timeline and are in a world where mutants are hunted mercilessly. To adapt, they have donned suits of armor and look absolutely badass.
Furthermore, a sizzle reel for the upcoming movie was shown. The reel focused on Professor X (Stewart) and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). Xavier is wearing the armor which you can see above, and Wolverine’s hair has the grey streaks that he had in the original comic book series. Professor X tells Wolverine “You have to do for me what I once did for you … We must end this war before it ever begins.” From here Wolverine wakes up in his younger body (looking exactly like you expect him to). The footage then cuts to the younger mutants, Including a beaded, manic looking Professor X. Stewart’s voice is heard again, telling Logan “I was a very different man then … Lead me, guide me.”
There is more to it, but I don’t want to spoil the rest for when the trailer is eventually released online. Suffice to say it is incredibly well put together and it is already the makings of an absolute champion of a movie. After the sizzle reel, some of the stars answered some questions, and some interesting bits of information surfaced. After months of speculation, Peter Dinklage has confirmed that he will be playing Bolivar Trask, wealthy industrialist, anti-mutant extremist, and inventor of the Sentinels.
That right there is a massive amount of news from one tiny afternoon, and I barely scratched the surface. Needless to say, X-Men: Days of Future Past delivered as a Comic Con panel, and will hopefully continue to deliver a stand out movie. Stay tuned to Capsule Computers for all the X-Men news as it becomes available.