In an exclusive first-look, Empire Magazine will be revealing 25 different covers today – one every hour – each featuring a different character from Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. As of 11 am, almost half of the covers have already been uploaded to the Internets in what will be a very big day for Days of Future Past. Check out
the first 10 all 25 covers after the jump as they become available which feature many of Matthew Vaughn’s First Class X-Men and some big new bads. [UPDATED] (We’ll be compiling them all as the become available)
It goes without saying that there are more characters in this action packed superhero flick than Sam Raimi (Spider-Man 3) would even know what to do with. And by golly Bryan Singer is going to give it the good ole college try.
Below you’ll see that the first 10 covers feature mainly the characters who represent the days of past with young Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), young Magneto (Michael Fassbender), young Professor X (James McAvoy), young Beast (Nicholas Hoult), and Havok (Lucas Till).
Some new additions to the cast on the other end of the spectrum include Boliver Trask (Peter Dinklage), young William Stryker (Josh Helman), young Toad (Evan Jonigkeit), and a Sentinel.
And one interesting new character who has been sparking up controversy with the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Quicksilver (Peter Evans). His character design looks a bit goofy (I think it’s the goggles – Ramona Flowers-esque), but then again this is the X-Men universe, anything goes. We’ll see if he truly fits in when the lights dim and the projector rolls or whatever digital files of movies do these days.
Just think, these are only 10 of the 25 big players who we’ll get to see in X-Men: Days of Future Past. With 15 more to go, we can expect to see more of the future side of things with the X-Men we know and love later today.
[UPDATE] The future is nigh. Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is the first character of Singer’s X-Men to make their debut on the cover of Empire. And then Singer himself. I guess we’re only getting 24 character reveals today.
It would appear that Singer is the division between timelines on the thirteenth cover since the fourteenth is future Wolverine. The other Wolverine cover is to signify Wolverine in the past. So let the future mutant covers begin!
Now we’re getting into the classic mutants, Singer’s cast. We’ve got Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Magneto (Ian McKellen), Storm (Halle Berry), Rogue (Anna Paquin) who strangely is depicted but won’t be in the movie, Iceman (Shawn Ashmore), Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), and Colossus (Daniel Cudmore).
They were seen in the trailer, only briefly, but now we’ve been given our first good look at Sunspot (Adan Canto), Warpath (Booboo Stewart), Blink (Bingbing Fan), and Bishop (Omar Sy). These four mutants are brand new to the X-Men cinematic universe and it will be interesting to see how they integrate them into the story. We know Bishop is a time traveler in certain story arcs, but I’m not exactly sure how the others were chosen.
And then finally we have Future Sentinel,
played by Andy Sorkis. We could assume the official name is “Future Sentinel” or for those who know the comic lore perhaps they may call it Nimrod in the film. Why it looks like Venom from Spider-Man is beyond me, but hey, it’s not as terrible looking as Quicksilver. #Facepalm
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When all 25 have been revealed they are suppose to make an interesting little mural when put side by side. You can purchase all 25 covers on Empire Magazine’s website.
Which is your favorite cover so far? X-Men: Days of Future Past arrives in theaters May 23, 2014.
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Source: Empire Magazine