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Empire's Full 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Panorama & Future Sentinel

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January 28, 2014
Source: Empire

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Yesterday, we continually posted the magazine covers from Empire promoting the forthcoming summer release of X-Men: Days of Future Past. There are 25 total covers, but when the final one was revealed, we decided to separate it from the pack. Why? Because it's our first look at the sentinels of the future wreaking havoc on Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman and the rest of the X-Men originated by director Bryan Singer. They certainly don't look much like the retro design we've seen from Trask Industries, and have an almost surreal quality about them. Anyway, in addition we've also included a glimpse at the full panorama shot that is created when all of the magazine covers are put side-by-side. Look!

Here's the final Empire cover for X-Men: Days of Future Past revealing the future sentinel:

X-Men: Days of Future past

Production designer John Myhre describes the future sentinels:

"They're biomechanical weapons. We had to come up with what would be the ultimate version that could actually, in principle, stop the X-Men. We started with this idea that they were almost made up of magnetic plates slapped over one another, imagining that the plates could contract or grow, so the Sentinel can be skinny to get through a small space or the plates can open up to become a bigger shape. So they have become virtually unstoppable."

And here's the gallery showing off the entire panoramic shot of the X-Men of the past and future:

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. The present day X-Men are in danger from a mistake in the past, and Wolverine is sent back in time to fix it in order to avoid a dark, terrifying future timeline. Fox releases the film on May 23rd, 2014.

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  • cuckoozey
    I kind of wished they just forgot about the "present day cast" and just continued with the First Class ensemble. Admittedly, I'm not a Comic Book Guy so I'm only speaking as a casual fan but I thought First Class got everything right and very much improved upon the previous films.
    • Rock n Rollllll
      As a comic book fan, i still agree with you. All X-men and all Wolverine movies are garbage. Only liked Matthew Vaughn's interpretation as that fit the most.
      • Zichago
        I disagree. Mangold's take on Wolverine was actually really impressive, sans the ending.
  • OfficialJab
    How come MacAvoy is standing up?
    • Scopedog
      Guess we'll have to see the film to find out!
    • conradthegreat
      Maybe for the same reason that Stewart is sitting down in his chair dressed up in his superhero threads
  • Lagoya
    Really disappointed with the Sentinel designs. This one has odd proportions, like an amateur's drawing.
    • Rock n Rollllll
      I concur. Aside from the bad design, they also look like malnourished robots.
  • Brian Sleider
    Well if the aim of these photos was to disappoint, they nailed it. At this point I think it may be wise to prep yourselves for this movie to be bad. I'm not saying it WILL be but from these covers and what little I have seen my gut tells me we have another "X-Men:Last Stand" on our hands. Hope I'm wrong.
  • Fidel Reyes
    The sentinels.... Quicksilver... Wtf.... That's it I'm out.
  • Eggyweggs
    And you thought the X-Men First Class Photoshop was bad... this wreaks!
  • Nielsen700
    This ought to be epic.
    • Sky
      My buddy works of the 3D for this movie, he said its the best thing he has seen come through there in a while... and he's had his hands on quite a lot of films
      • Nielsen700
        Awesome!
  • Blake Sturchio
    If this movie has been said to basically erase the events of the The Last Stand... why haven't they brought Cyclops back, he's this forgotten character now, even though he is technically the leader of the X-Men. Not Wolverine, like all the films make it seem. I'd think they'd bring him into the film somehow, considering all the time travel.
    • Maxx
      I'm still holding out that his return will be a surprise.
  • Gohikeone
    Interesting that Rogue seems to have her own cover even though she's supposedly been cut from the film...
  • TyeFighterPilot
    This is getting a lot of HYPE! I liked the obvious first few Xmen movies (NO X3). I am starting to think that they maybe shouldve went in a different direction. Maybe just picked up on what happened right after 1st Class. This could be too much too soon. I am excited and scared at the same time. If this movie sux, then Apocalypse won't get a chance.

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