The freshly-released theatrical trailer for the latest X-Men sequel, Days of the Future Past, is generating waves of frenzy among comic book fans and moviegoers all over the world.
Returning back to the director’s chair is Bryan Singer, who previously directed X-Men and X-Men 2, the first two installments of the ongoing franchise.
The trailer follows the astronomical adventures of the superhero team in two different eras as the young and old selves of X-Men unite in an effort to save the world.
Days of the Future Past boasts an outstanding ensemble cast from the 2011 prequel X-Men: First Class teaming up with the star-studded cast of earlier films in the series.
James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart will reprise their roles as Professor Charles Xavier while Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen will return as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto.
Hugh Jackman stars as Wolverine, continuing the tradition of the previous films. The rest of the cast includes Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Halle Berry (Storm), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Anna Paquin (Rogue), Shawn Ashmore (Iceman), and Daniel Cudmore (Colossus). Peter Dinklage of Game of Thrones fame will make his X-Men debut as Boliver Trask.
The film’s plot, based on the classic 1981 Uncanny X-Men comic book story of the same name, revolves around older Professor Xavier’s attempt to prevent the potential doom of mutants and humankind by sending Wolverine back in time to negotiate with his younger self as war rages on the two fronts simultaneously.
The film is set to be released in international theatres on 23 May 2014.