A year after the 1980 introduction of Kitty Pryde to Marvel‘s The Uncanny X-Men comic book saga, the popular mutant teen took on a lead role in the Days of Future Past storyline. In the mind-bending plot twist that ran in The Uncanny X-Men #141 and #142, Pryde forewarned of a grim alternate universe, one which mutants are hunted down by giant robotic beings called the Sentinels or lived in concentration camps. Long known to be one of the best X-Men narratives, movie director Bryan Singer is hoping bring that same level of intrigue to his 2014 live-action adaptation.
Taking a chapter from another Marvel Comics‘ franchise, The Avengers, Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past will see the return of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Halle Berry as Storm, Anna Paquin as Rogue, Shawn Ashmore as Iceman, Daniel Cudmore in his role as Colossus, with Ellen Page playing Kitty Pryde. Nicholas Hoult will reprise his role as Beast and Jennifer Lawrence will lather some more blue body paint to be Mystique once again. Because it deals with the strange nature of alternate universe, both Sir Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy get to portray Professor Charles Xavier while Sir Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender depict arch-nemesis Magneto.
First debut over last month’s San Diego Comic-Con, check out below for the new viral viral created by Trask Industries, the fictitious Conglomerate that created the Sentinels. In the meantime, X-Men: Days of Future Past will be in theaters on May 23rd, 2014.