At last night's somewhat sleepy MTV Movie Awards, Ellen Page made an appearance on stage to introduce a clip from her upcoming superhero epic "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Why celebrities are appearing on awards shows just to present new clips from their upcoming movies is kind of beyond me. But still. Page ominously introduced the clip by saying, "A war is coming..." Eep! Then she ran down the movie's unnecessarily complicated plot about two sets of X-Men (one from the distant future and one from the recent past) uniting to stop a threat to all mutant-kind. And then they showed the clip.
The clip features giant robots, known in the comic books as "Sentinels," being dropped from the sky and sent after our beloved X-Men... Although these are, for the most part, a bunch of X-Men you've never seen before. There's Omar Sy as the cybernetically enhanced Bishop, Fan Bingbing as Blink, Booboo Stewart as Warpath, and Adan Canto as Sunspot. What their powers are remains kind of a mystery because all we see are energy blasts and portals opening up, with very little context, but they are joined by some familiar faces, including Page's Kitty Pryde and Shawn Ashmore's Iceman. Together they fight the giant invading robot forces. Which is kind of your thing if you're an X-Man (or woman).
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" brings together the stars of the original movies (Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman), with the younger counterparts from "X-Men: First Class" (Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence) as they untangle an epic situation involving alternate universes, time travel, and lord knows what else. The movie will simultaneously be out May 23rd, 2014 and June 27th, 1975 (get it?)
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