X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - Badass Footage Description!
20th Century Fox just screened some footage from X-Men: Days of Future Past, and HOLY SHIT! It was amazing! No joke. Watching that footage gave me goosebumps, and I was on the verge of crying. I wasn't expecting what they gave us, but X-Men: Days of Future Past could easily be one of the greatest comic book movies ever made. The fact that it's going to come from Fox surprises the hell out of me.
This was hands down the best panel at the convention. They brought up almost the entire freakin' cast of the film, and the crowd went insane! I hope this footage gets released online soon so you can see it because my description is going to do it no justice.
It started with a closeup of an eye, with a voiceover of Professor X (Patrick Stewart) asking, "What's the last thing you remember?" Someone responds, "I had a glimpse into the past." Professor X proceeds to tell Wolverine, "You're going to have to do for me what I once did for you."
At that point there are a series of quick flashes of all the mutant characters that will be included in the movie. Those characters include Storm, Kitty Pryde and Ice Man, Bishop, Magneto, and a bunch of other familiar faces I can't name off the top of my head right now.
The footage shows that Professor X and Magneto have come together "side by side, to end this war before it ever begins."
It then cuts to Wolverine who goes on to say, "So I wake up in my younger body, and then what?" Professor X responds with, "Find me, convince me of all this." Then Magneto comes in and explains that Wolverine will find younger Magneto as "a darker person." It then cuts to footage of 1970s versions of Magneto and Professor X as a long haired and bearded hippie type guy. Magneto is shown levitating. We also see a young Mystique crying, and a young Beast howling.
The older Professor X then says, "I was a very different man. Lead me, guide me, be patient with me." Wolverine responds, "Patience isn't my strong suit."
Then there were more clips with young Magneto using his powers to pull Mystique along the floor, who looks like she's in trouble. We see a mysterious trapdoor opening under the Oval Office of the White House. We then see Richard Nixon looking a little freaked out as he's rushed into a shelter as things are breaking down around him. Mystique is walking down the street while she changes her appearance. Of course, there are some cool explosive visuals. Then there are shots of Beast screaming, Mystique walking away from an airplane, Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask and a lot of other stuff.
Young Professor X continues to say, "I don't want your suffering. I don't want your future!" Then we see the older Professor X who is face to face with his younger self as he says, "Please. We need you to hope again." That, my friends, was a very goosebumpy, spine-tingling moment.
That's it, and it was incredible!