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Watch: First Trailer For 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Starring Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy & More

by Kevin Jagernauth
October 29, 2013 8:51 AM
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After no shortage of rumors, lots of set photos, a stinger at the end of this summer's "The Wolverine," and the return of Bryan Singer to the director's chair, bringing two schools of "X-Men" together for one massive outing, it's time to see if this all works. The the first trailer for "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" has arrived.

"Though there is a great deal of humor, the overall tone is a bit darker than previous films, particularly because of the stakes," Bryan Singer said on Twitter recently. And yet, even with all that teasing, there is still much to discover about the latest mutant movie. We do know that Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, and Nicholas Hoult will all roll together to some capacity, but how exactly they'll cross paths and how serious the threat to them is, has largely been kept quiet—until now. Here's the (vague) official synopsis:

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past—to save our future.

But this new spot answers some questions, shows off a good portion of what's to come and generally hopes to get you excited for this. Well, are you? Does this massive team-up work? Tell us below! 'Days Of Future Past' opens in the future on May 23, 2014.

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  • nathan | November 6, 2013 3:57 PMReply

    this looks like shit

  • peter | November 6, 2013 10:33 AMReply

    Actually, I'm pretty sure it's the "Sunshine" soundtrack.

  • Steve Brule | November 6, 2013 6:01 PM

    It's both! Starts with Sunshine, second piece is Pearl Harbor

  • Yo | October 30, 2013 9:54 PMReply

    Retards - it is the Pearl Harbor soundtrack. Not Thin Red Line. Nice try.

  • Justin | October 30, 2013 3:00 PMReply

    Nice try, almost set the hook with the Hans Zimmer Thin Red Line Piece haha!

  • Piotr | October 29, 2013 12:51 PMReply

    Reading here that people aren't digging the music. It is a bit ham sandwich, but I think it goes a long way to sell "grand, epic, spectacle," which seems to be what they're aiming for (see: "the ultimate ensemble"). Maybe the reason there's no huge action sequences glimpsed here is because they're saving them for the trailer? People are all like: "WHY DO YOU SHOW EVERYTHING IN THE TRAILER?!" Then when a trailer shows nothing they're all like: "THIS LOOKS BORING I PASS."

  • Piotr | October 29, 2013 12:52 PM

    Obviously I meant "saving them for the movie."

  • That Kid | October 29, 2013 12:36 PMReply

    Looks good to me, except for whatever is going on with James McAvoy's voice at the end

  • K | October 29, 2013 10:58 AMReply

    I'm honestly surprised by all the hate this moving is getting! I thought this trailer looked fantastic, much better than the previous X-Men, and honestly who can complain about having all these incredible actors in one film??

  • K | October 29, 2013 10:59 AM

    Apparently I'm half awake...*movie or in turn trailer.

  • j | October 29, 2013 10:48 AMReply

    These films are so silly.

  • AJ | October 29, 2013 9:24 AMReply

    This does not look good. It seems small and uneventful. Compare it with the latest Cap America 2 trailer and the X-Men one comes out looking like an Agents of Shield season finale ep.

  • BEF | October 29, 2013 10:55 AM

    I agree. This looks more substantial than Cap America 2 which was mostly just bullets and running. I don't often go for these movies, but this looks like one I'd watch. Singer is on a downturn, I'd like to see him get his groove back. Maybe revisiting Ian, Hugh and Patrick will do that for him.

  • XS | October 29, 2013 10:01 AM

    I see it the other way around. Whereas CA just feels like another "insert superhero name here" action movie, with lots of CGI, action, explosions, this X-Men teaser feels a lot more character driven, hence more emotional.

  • Jar Jar Stinx | October 29, 2013 9:17 AMReply

    Hey Singer: You forgot to use Requiem for a Dream -score. What is this? A comedy?

  • Glass | October 29, 2013 9:45 AM

    "Fuggit, let's just throw in the Indiana Jones theme."

  • huffy | October 29, 2013 9:14 AMReply

    Way too self-serious. I get that the movie wants to have the highest stakes yet but going full on "Nolan" isn't the right way to sell X-men. Judging from the comments on here, others seem to agree. I'm sure the movie will be good but I'm hoping they can preserve some of First Class' tone.

  • huffy | October 29, 2013 10:05 PM

    Snappy. It had plenty of gravity and emotional resonance but didn't sacrifice fun or sexiness to achieve it. Which is really what a movie about guys in spandex should feel like in my book.

  • Piotr | October 29, 2013 12:53 PM

    What, exactly, was First Class' tone? To me it seemed very flat. I'd love to hear what other people saw in it.

  • cirkusfolk | October 29, 2013 9:03 AMReply

    I think the combination of both the Sunshine score and The Thin Red Line one is too much for this trailer to handle.

  • DC | October 29, 2013 9:02 AMReply

    Good trailer, but what kind of a crappy cut happens at 1:25 when the Thin Red Line music starts, seems pretty odd to me.

  • Richie T | October 29, 2013 1:14 PM

    Agreed. Horrible music edit when The Thin Red Line music comes in. This was probably 2 different trailers that some studio exec just cut in half and stuck them together. Can't imagine any decent editor would make this mistake on his own and get away with it.

  • SO DARK! | October 29, 2013 8:58 AMReply

    THE DRAMA. Christ, did they pull out every over-the-top score of all time and slap it on this thing?

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