First Posters For ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Spotlight New And Old Xavier And Magneto
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.
Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Days of Future Past is based on the popular two part story from Uncanny X-Men #141-142. Written by Chris Claremont and illustrated by John Byrne and Terry Austin, the story showcases an alternate future in which nearly all mutants have been forced into internment camps or slain, after the assassination of a United States Senator caused sweeping anti-mutant hysteria throughout the country.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is due in theaters May 23, 2014.
[Via Entertainment Weekly]