Watch: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Trask Industries First Viral Video
by Ethan Anderton
July 30, 2013
At Comic-Con earlier this month, 20th Century Fox brought Trask Industries to the convention as part of viral marketing for X-Men: Days of Future Past. The company is responsible for creating the sentinels that are tasked with hunting down mutants. Now the Trask Industries website, which was teased on the posters and postcard handed out to fans at Comic-Con (including some purple trucker hats with the company logo) is chock full of information about the company, along with new photos of the sentinels protecting America, and a viral video about the company. For those who might not be sold on the design of the sentinels, it appears what we're seeing is the early versions of the mutant hunting machines. Look now!
Here's the viral video for X-Men: Days of Future Past from the Trask Industries website:
And here's historical images of early sentinels at work from the past (see more at Trask Industries):
And our first look at Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask back in the 1970s:
The site also includes this text which hints at the plot of X-Men: Days of Future Past:
In 1973, Trask Industries introduced the first Sentinel production model, the Mark I. Bolivar Trask’s groundbreaking research in AI, robotics and autonomous ballistic systems laid the foundation for the world's most capable anti-mutant defense system. Since the program's inception, we’ve continued to advance our founder's cause through eight additional generational upgrades and enhancements.
As we celebrate five decades of achievement, we also bid farewell to regular production of the Mark I and shift our efforts to full-time manufacturing of the Mark X — our first complete overhaul of the Sentinel line. These highly anticipated units will combine next-generation nanotechnology and bioweapon breakthroughs, promising an even brighter future for the human race.
We're guessing that the reason Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is sent back in time by Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellen) is that the Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) and his sentinels become too powerful, and threaten to wipe out human existence unless he stops something from happening in the past with the help of young Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), who is currently at a loss for motivation following his paralysis at the end of X-Men: First Class. That would fit in line with the footage we saw at Comic-Con (watch our video blog here). There are lots of other details at Trask Industries site.
**Note: Stick around during the credits of The Wolverine for another Days of Future Past tease**
X-Men: Days of Future Past is directed by Bryan Singer and written by Matthew Vaughn and Simon Kinberg. The sequel features cast members from the original X-Men franchise like Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Daniel Cudmore along with X-Men: First Class cast members like James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, and Michael Fassbender. New cast members include Omar Sy, Peter Dinklage, Fan Bingbing and Boo Boo Stewart. It's a crowded cast, so stay tuned for any further updates, especially from Bryan Singer, as the film progresses.