The new trailer for “X-Men: Days of Future Past” fleshes out the story of two timelines of mutants fighting to stop a world overrun by Sentinels before it ever happens. It also demonstrates how much more famous Jennifer Lawrence has become since “X-Men: First Class.”
The second preview for Bryan Singer’s mutant all-star showcase certainly delves deeper into the time-bending story, and what we see is a lot more Mystique than we ever have before. In the war to save all of mutant-dom from extinction, the shapeshifting assassin sees the struggle as more of an “us or them” thing than Professor X would agree with.
Aside from the beefed up role for the now super famous JLaw, the trailer also does a great job of showcasing the large cast of superpowered heroes and putting them in situations where they get to demo their tricks for everyone.
Oh, and lots of Sentinel. The work of Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) — both classic and future models — gets lots of love in the trailer, including a shot which would seem to imply that Storm’s torso might not be in such hot shape by the end of the movie.
Side note: Did the designer for the new poster decide to scale everyone according to their fame?
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” hits theaters on May 23.