They’re certainly playing for the high drama element in the trailers for Brian Singer’s upcoming X-Men: Days Of Future Past. This is one of the most massive projects to come out of the current crop of superhero movies, one with a staggering number of characters. As such, we’re often worried about it collapsing under its own weight. Yet Singer has a solid track record with this particular franchise, and it’ll be nice to revisit it. And yes, I’m still smarting from the disasters of X3 and the first Wolverine film (and I’ll admit, I didn’t love the second one either), but this one? I’m willing to have a little faith.
Here’s the newest trailer:
Like I said — high drama. There’s a lot going on in that trailer and some of it’s a lot of fun — we finally get to see Iceman using his patented ice slide, shots of Daniel Cudmore as Colossus, one of the most underused characters in the franchise considering how wildly popular he is in the comics. Each of the various Xavier/Magneto actors continuing to own the sh*t out of their respective roles. Sentinels! Dinklage! My greatest disappointment is actually in the use of Logan — anyone who’s read the comics knows that it’s actually Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) who is the messenger from the future, but they opted to make it Wolverine since he’s essentially become a household name. That’s an unfortunate executive decision, given how great Page is and it would have been nice to not have all the focus on Logan for a change.
Regardless, there it is. The film comes out on May 23rd, and I’ll admit, I’m pretty excited to see how this whole mess shakes out.
But one way or another, we can all agree on one thing: Quicksilver looks friggin’ idiotic.