With the upcoming release of X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Marvel are starting to crank up the hype, expectation, anticipation and comic book frenzy as the countdown gets ever closer to the double zeros of its box office launch on the 23rd May 2014. The latest in the stream of action is a new set of heavily stylised character posters, which you can see below, featuring many of the biggest characters from the time-blurring movie, with everyone from Beast to Magneto getting in on the pseudo-selfie fun.
First up is Hugh Jackman (The Wolverine), who once again dons the adamantium skeleton and regenerative powers of Wolverine in the movie, along with the shape-shifting Mystique, played by Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook). The film will see Logan getting his consciousness sent back in time to save the world, while we see a young Mystique in the past on her way to becoming the cunning villain we know her to be from other X-Men movies.
The past and future theme of the posters and movie continue with Halle Berry (Cloud Atas) looking as impressive as ever as the present day Storm, and Nicholas Hoult as Beast / Hank McCoy from the timeline of X-Men: First Class.
Daniel Cudmore is also set to return to the series as Peter Rasputin / Colossus following on from his debut in X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. He’s accompanied in this character poster by Fan Bingbing, who’s a newcomer to the X-Men frnachise, taking on the role of the teleporting mutant, Clarice Ferguson / Blink.
Not content with just having one actor play in the role of the gravity controlling Magneto, the Marvel team of director Brian Singer and writer Simon Kinberg have opted to bring back both Michael Fassbender (Prometheus) from the First Class storyline and Sir Ian McKellen (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) from the modern day series. If the poster is anything to go by, they’re both going to be putting in more intense character portrayals in Days Of Future Past.
It’s a simlar story for Charles Xavier / Professor X, who’s played by both James McAvoy (Arthur Christmas) in the past and Patrick Stewart in his fully actualised and powerful present form. Although, it does look like McAvoy’s incarnation will be getting the more gruelling time of things if the trailers are anything to go by.