[Movies] Fox Shows Opening Scene of X-Men: Days of Future Past At Cinemacon (SPOILERS)
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.27.2014
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Here is a report via SHH of a screening of footage at CinemaCon for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Check out what they had to say about it:
Fox decided to show the first 7 minutes or so of the movie which opens in and apocalyptic and dystopian future where mutants are being hunted. We see a number of coffin-like ships flying in the sky and we go inside as the bay doors open dropping a number of large robots i.e. Sentinels down to the ground.
Inside a large bunker, we get our first view of the new mutants of the future: Blink (Bingbing Fan), Warpath (Booboo Stewart), Bishop (Omar Sy), Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), Iceman (Shawn Ashmore), Sunspot (Adan Canto) and Colossus (Daniel Cudmore). Fans of earlier X-Men movies will recognize three of those characters, but we don't get much time to learn their names before giant drills start poring through the thick stone ceiling and the Sentinels attack!
Blink uses her teleportation powers to shift her and Proudstar away while Bishop calls to Sunspot to charge him up with his fiery elemental powers. Kitty runs off with Bishop, phasing him through everything in their way until they arrive inside a bunker of sorts. He lies down and she puts her hands on each side of his head and some sort of energy passes between them, as the rest of the mutants fight hard against the Sentinels, who are adapting to their powers throughout the fight. Colossus, who can transform his skin into steel, takes on one Sentinel single-handedly and at one point mid-grapple, he uses his powers to freeze the Sentinel by turning it into steel. Bobby Drake aka Iceman creates an ice slide as he blasts the Sentinels with his ice powers and Blink continues to use her teleportation powers to help her teammates get out of danger. (We're not going to give you any spoilers here, but a couple of the characters are definitely killed in the melee.) Warpath ends up being one of the few mutants standing in the path of two or three Sentinels trying to get to Pryde and Bishop, but as the flaming Sentinel melts the heavy steel door of the bunker and sticks its head in ready to blast Kitty and the prone Bishop, she says "Too late, a$$hole" and the two of them vanish as a giant fire blast heads in their direction.
The film stars Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Halley Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Lucas Till and Evan Jonigkeit and opens on May 23rd.