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Opening Today: “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” (5/23/2014)

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The fate of Mutantkind’s future lies deep within its past as X-Men of all generations and teams unite for battle in “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” which opens up in theaters everywhere today. I’ve been a fan of the X-Men comics franchise for many years and have so far seen all of the films so this one interests me quite a bit. Check out the Official Poster, premise and casting below and if you’ve missed any of our previous items about the film in terms of trailers and promotional posters just click HERE. It’s worth a look.

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The Premise: X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 superhero film directed and co-produced by Bryan Singer and written by Simon Kinberg from a story by Kinberg, Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn. The film is based on the fictional X-Men characters that appear in Marvel Comics and is the seventh installment of the X-Men film series, the sequel to both X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and X-Men: First Class (2011). The story, inspired by the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline “Days of Future Past” by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, focuses on two time periods, with Wolverine traveling back in time to 1973 to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

As its been noted this features many generations of X-Men and the obvious Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and I am kind of psyched to see how they work many of these characters out on the big screen. Especially since we see Bishop, Sunspot and Warpath for the first time along with the deadly Sentinels. Take a look at the run down of who will be in this film.

The Cast:
Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine
James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier/Professor X
Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto
Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkhölme/Mystique
Halle Berry as Ororo Munroe/Storm
Anna Paquin as Marie/Rogue
Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat
Nicholas Hoult and Kelsey Grammer as Hank McCoy/Beast
Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask
Shawn Ashmore as Bobby Drake/Iceman
Omar Sy as Bishop
Daniel Cudmore as Peter Rasputin/Colossus
Evan Peters as Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver
Fan Bingbing as Clarice Ferguson/Blink
Adan Canto as Roberto da Costa/Sunspot
Booboo Stewart as James Proudstar/Warpath
Josh Helman as William Stryker
Lucas Till as Alex Summers/Havok
Evan Jonigkeit as Toad
Gregg Lowe as Ink
Mark Camacho as Richard Nixon
James Marsden as Cyclops
Famke Janssen as Jean Grey

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I have to say that the trailers for this one look exciting and I do plan on seeing the film but not on opening day as I did with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Amazing Spider-Man 2” – I will wait until the holiday weekend is behind us. I admit that I am a little sad that we don’t have Nightcrawler in this film, it would have been nice to see him again on the screen but we do get a solid cast of X-Men just the same. I was surprised to see Quicksilver in this and fans should know that this is not the same performer who will be in the upcoming “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” film that releases next summer. Keep up with the film’s official Wiki but be aware that some spoilers might be in there should you read it after the film has opened.

Official Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Men:_Days_of_Future_Past

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