Yesterday the first epic trailer was released for X-Men: Days of Future Past, and it seemed to impress most of the fans. Empire has a full breakdown of the trailer that includes some interesting commentary from director Bryan Singer. I've picked out some of the more interesting bits for you look over.
"It's his eyeball!" laughs Singer. And the opening line is no accident. 'It's him asking, 'what's the last thing you remember?' It's a line from the movie, but in a way he's also asking the audience. We're about to go back into a familiar world - what's the last thing you remember?'"
"The grey in the hair is something I took from X-Men Days Of Future Past, it’s a look in the comic," says Singer. "I liked it, even though he hasn’t really aged physically it’s something that shows how tough things have gotten in the future, and brought that out in him and given him a little more world-weariness."
"She’s one of the last surviving X-Men in this post-apocalyptic world," explains Singer of Storm's place in the movie. "She’s part of that with Wolverine and Charles and Magneto; they’re some of the last folk standing from the original X-Men. They’re at the spearhead of this mission, this last chance at saving the world. This is their only hope, their mission into time. Can you actually go back and affect time? Can you go back and change things or will time correct itself? Will history fight you back and is your destiny pre-determined or can you change it?"
"They’re not really fresh recruits," explains Singer. "They’re more refugees that are living day to day in this hideously ruined world. They don’t have much hope in the future. They’re on the run and they join forces with the remaining X-Men to try to do this one last attempt at fixing the world."
"There’s a line in the movie, ‘He’s always had a way with guns’," reveals Singer. "That’s how he crippled Xavier, and he’s such a powerful mutant but in this particular moment he’s holding a gun and I like that. He’s a product of the Second World War and he knows how to use a gun as much as he does his powers."
"He’s trying to access something deep in his mind," says Singer, cryptically. "That’s what the line’s about, 'You’re going to need to do for me what I once did for you'. In X-Men 1, Logan was a lost, lonely person and Charles helped him find himself. Now the tables are turned and Logan is coming into the world from the future to find a man who’s at the end of his rope in the past."
"It’s an abstract scene, without giving away its origin and how it happens," says Singer. "It’s a trippy scene, it has a bit of '70s style in it and the entire scene involved a lot of interesting practical photography using mirrors and other things. It was fun to shoot, and it was great to get the two actors together."
"I did get goosebumps," adds Singer. "I’ve got a picture on my iPhone of the two of them talking to each other. These moments need to be photographed."
Two check out the full trailer breakdown, click here.