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X-Men Days of Future Past
Even though it won't be released until next year, the promotion for the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past movie has already kicked into high gear. We've seen the site showing us glimpses of Bolivar Trask, Bolivar Trask's Amazing Moustache and a few grainy images of the Sentinels, but now, we finally know exactly what those things look like.
And as someone who spends a lot of time thinking about the X-Men, I'm pretty stoked to say that they went ahead and made it a giant purple robot with a machine gun arm. All is as it should be.
Twentieth Century Fox has officially started up the hype machine for X-Men Days of Future Past. Today the studio unveiled a new Trask Industries viral website for the movie, which includes a ton of pictures of the Sentinels that will be appearing in the movie, propaganda posters, a video of a commercial touting Trask's history of protecting you and your family, as well as a first look at actor Peter Dinklage as Sentinel creator Bolivar Trask.
This weekend's X-Men: Days of Future Past panel at Comic-Con featured four actors who play two mutants: Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy, who have portrayed Professor Charles Xavier in four combined films, and Sir Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender, two actors who've starred as the mutant revolutionary Magneto. Following that, in a clever bit of advertising, 20th Century Fox has released the first two promotional posters for the upcoming X-Men: First Class sequel, with one being a split image of Stewart and McAvoy's respective Xaviers, and the other showcasing McKellen and Fassbender. You can check them both out below.
For X-Men: Days of Future Past, everything old is new again. (And maybe vice-versa.) A set of character portraits -- mostly for characters we've seen, such as Professor X, Wolverine and Magneto, one for Bishop, who's making his movie debut -- hit the comics Internet this week. They offer up a glimpse of the new costumes the movie will feature, as well as a look at the new and old versions of Wolvie. The X-Men DoFP Tumblr has also uploaded some new images of Trask Industries logo and its new Sentinel model.
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Get a load of links from the first day of SDCC 2013.
Movies: Director Bryan Singer has tweeted a photo of Halle Berry as Storm in her X-Men: Days of Future Past attire.
Video: Gizmodo continues its look inside Hasbro's manufacturing process with a profile of the toymaker's model workshop.
Interviews: Over at Boing Bo
Responding to yesterday's news that Sir Ian "Magneto/Gandalf" McKellen will be officiating Sir Patrick "Professor X/Jean-Luc Picard" Stewart's wedding to his fiancee, singer Sunny Ozell, Taiwanese animation machine NMA has put together a report fit for fans of, well, everything remotely kinda nerdy. In fact, it may be the most X-citing thing the duo appear in together until X-Men