While the previous X-Men: Days of Future Past trailers have spent an equal time between the past and future, our primary environment was the 1970s in these final trailers. With Kashmir blaring in the background, we got a great look at Wolverine teaming up with the First Class characters to stop the Sentinels from destroying all life on Earth. However, to quote the esteemed LeVar Burton, “You don’t have to take my word for it.” Take a look at the domestic and international trailers for yourself!
Intense, right? While I’ve enjoyed reuniting with the original X-Men characters in past trailers, I’m glad this preview explored more of the events going on in the ’70s. We still don’t know the full details of what Wolverine has planned, but it was cool seeing him round up the First Class characters to stop the rise of the Sentinels. Starting with convincing a worn-down Charles Xavier that he’s from the future, to breaking Magneto out of his underground Pentagon prison, Wolverine’s clearly the man with the plan. Too bad he had to break the news to Hank that he dies in the future, although now I’m looking forward to Kelsey Grammer’s character even more.
There were a lot unique moments seen in these previews, whether it was Wolverine’s apt description of Mystique (“You’re a cold-hearted bitch”), Magneto lifting the stadium, the unveiling of the ’70s Sentinels, new action scenes in the future, etc. However, there’s one particular thing I want to talk about: Quicksilver.
Here at UTF, we’ve had differing opinions on his appearance, but up until now, that was the only part of him we could comment on. These new trailers gave us a glimpse of his personality, and I have to say, I like what I saw. He’s everything I’d imagine a young speedster would be like: brash, impulsive, and using his power to take whatever catches his fancy (Pong represent!). I still don’t like his punk rock look, but it’s good to see Evan Peters has the attitude down pat.
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