X-Men: Days of Future Past has already had a somewhat impressive showing in San Diego this year. Early on we got our first look at the head of a Sentinel, and then later new character portraits featuring Bishop, which was another first look. While no panel was on the schedule, fans were hopeful for something during Fox’s time at SDCC.
Not that unexpectedly, Fox did indeed have a secret panel yesterday for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Rather unexpectedly, The entire cast from the film appeared on stage, an then held a panel. It was pretty extraordinary to see that many people on stage, and there is no doubt the fans were surprised.
We have a video below of the whole panel, minus the footage that was shown:
Collider has a recap and description of the panel and footage, which we will take a look at below:
[box_dark]So many mutants but the core is that we see Xavier, Magneto, Storm, and Wolverine in the future. Xavier says they need to send Logan’s mind back to his younger body and convince young Xavier and young Magneto to avert the disastrous future. In the future, we see the cast members from the first three movies in dark, futuristic-looking clothing but not cheesy. It’s austere, and so is the landscape, not the ragged, post-apocalypse from the comics.
When Wolverine goes back, we see the First Class members, and young Xavier looks absolutely beaten and tired. We then go through a big montage of almost all the characters. Memorable moments include Beast trying to drown young Magneto, and a young Magneto using his power to drag a helpless Mystique towards him. The trailer finishes out with young Xavier shouting, “I don’t want your future!” We then go to a two-shot with young Xavier and old Xavier facing each other. Old Xavier tells his younger self, “Please. We need you to hope again.”[/box_dark]
At the risk of using a word that is seriously overused, that sounds pretty epic. The panel itself was pretty amazing, and the fan outpouring for Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellan was well deserved. Also, McKellan hit on Michael Fassbender, true story.
As this film continues to move forward, we will continue to grow more excited. Footage from this film can’t come soon enough, so we can finally believe that this isn’t another X-Men: The Last Stand in the works.
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