On Saturday night, Yahoo Movies presented the live red carpet from the world premiere of “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” and naturally all eyes were on returning star Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence told Yahoo’s Ben Lyons, “I actually brought it to ‘X-Men’ from ‘Hunger Games.’ We play it obsessively, and I brought it to these guys. They really liked it.” She added, “And I am the best, thank you for asking.” [Photos: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' New York Premiere Red Carpet] Lawrence’s co-star Hugh Jackman — no stranger to the circle game, himself — said that sort of childish fooling around is just part of the job. Well, let’s make it elementary school.” Jackman did say that with “Days of Future Past” being his seventh time playing Wolverine (including his cameo in “X-Men: First Class”), he does feel like the upperclassman on the set.
We’ve seen some of what’s in store from the evil army of mutant-hunting robots, those Sentinels that Wolverine and the gang have to contend with in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” We’ve had a good look at those futuristic evil Trask Industries creations — and have even wondered aloud over whether one of those mechanical marauders is going to kill Storm (Halle Berry) in the upcoming comic book movie. But the latest and final “X-Men” trailer, which dropped on Tuesday night, offers the first good cinematic gander at the retro Sentinels of the ’70s, when they were newly created by Bolivar Trask, played by Peter Dinklage of “Game of Thrones” fame. Before they were oversized, fighting robot weapons, the Sentinels started out as artificial limbs in the late ’60s, constructed with DNA, according to a handy online “X-Men” study guide posted by 20th Century Fox late last week. By the early ’70s, Trask Industries got tapped by the Nixon administration to make the first line of Sentinels for U.S. defense.
The future is now as the latest trailer for “X-Men: Days of Future Past " has landed in the present, and with it a shocking revelation: the potential death of at least one major graduate of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. We’re speaking of Ororo Munroe, aka Storm, the weather-controlling badass beauty played by Halle Berry in the original “X-Men” trilogy. In recent weeks, Berry and director Bryan Singerrefuted speculation that her role had been considerably cut from the final version of the film. Emphasis on the “cut” in today’s trailer: at the 26-second mark, Storm appears to get ambushed by a Sentinel (one of the mutant-stomping robots created by Peter Dinklage’s Bolivar Trask).
Bryan Singer on the set of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Director Bryan Singer promises that “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the fifth film in the Marvel mutant movie series, will be on the “biggest scale yet.” And that certainly seemed to be the case when Yahoo visited the expansive Montreal set last year. At an enormous studio complex, Singer and his team recreated the White House lawn for a key scene, and star Hugh Jackman, who returns as Wolverine for the seventh time, teased that “the stakes are at their greatest” for the mutants in this movie. “It’s the greatest threat the X-Men have ever face, and this is as dangerous as it gets for all of them.” In a dystopian future, Professor X and Magneto (franchise veterans Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen), and their mutant allies are united in internment under the rule of enormous robots known as Sentinels. Hatching a plan to prevent this future from occurring, they send Wolverine back in time to try and stop the chain reaction of events that caused the fall of mutantkind.