'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Viral Video Celebrates the Sentinels; First Look at Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask (Video)
Peter Dinklage's character in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" creates a safer world for humans at the expense of every mutant on the planet.
A new video released by 20th Century Fox as part of the movie's viral marketing campaign celebrates 50 years of the Sentinel program, which was created by upcoming "X-Men" villain Bolivar Trask (Dinklage, left) in 1967, according the movie's website, www.Trask-Industries.com.
"Trask soon hypothesized the impending extinction of the human race. His early theories were ridiculed by his contemporaries and with no one to fund his research, Trask cared enough about humanity to invest in the founding of Trask Industries in 1967," the site reads. "Since its founding, Trask Industries has been at the forefront of human progress, partnering with domestic and international governments since the Nixon administration. Trask's early ambition for genetic progress continues to fuel our technological innovations today."
While sentinels are intially pretty cool for the world, they cause a pretty terrible future in Bryan Singer's "X-Men" sequel, which uses time travel to blend the narrative he created with "X-Men" and "X2: X-Men United" and the one Matthew Vaughn created in "X-Men: First Class."
Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan and more return from the franchise Singer started in 2000, while James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and more return from Vaughn's 2011 prequel. Plenty of new faces, like Dinklage, are also joining the "X-Men" franchise when "Days of Future Past" hits theaters on May 23 of next year.
Watch the video below to see the very few positives an army of giant robots can provide the world: