Although 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' opens next summer, we still don't know too much about Bolivar Trask, the latest villain to threaten mutantkind. Played by 'Game of Thrones' star Peter Dinklage, Trask is the scientist behind the Sentinels, giant killer robots that have been menacing the X-Men for decades in the pages of the comics. But beyond that? We don't know much about his on-screen incarnation. Thankfully, Dinklage himself recently opened up about his character, revealing that one of 2014's biggest bad guys might not be such a bad guy after all.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
During the production of 'The Wolverine,' star Hugh Jackman constantly hinted that his time with the indestructible mutant superhero was coming to an end once he wraps the upcoming 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.' Of course, Fox wasn't going to let one of their most valuable commodities go without a fight, so the big question was how big of a check they were going to cut to try and keep Jackman.
Now, we have an idea and it's the kind of deal that will make your modest bank account roll over and weep.
Remember when, in Brett Ratner's 'X-Men: The Last Stand,' Cyclops, himself being a mainstay in the 'X-Men' universe, met his end offscreen at the hands of a mentally unstable Phoenix/Jean Grey? Fans held on to the hope that he might still return to the big screen somehow in Bryan Singer's 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' especially after James Marsden was spotted flying back from the Montreal set with former co-star Halle Berry (playing Storm in the new movie). However, this was one event Singer could not change.
We've known for some time that 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' would feature the mutant-hunting Sentinel robots, since Fox creative consultant Mark Millar let the news slip back in February. Since then, Peter Dinklage has revealed he'll be playing the inventor of these insidious monsters in the film and a recent viral campaign has already started teasing them. But now, director Bryan Singer has shared an image that tells us two very cool things about the Sentinels as they'll be seen in the film. First, they actually built one for the movie. Second, they will be huge!
Ever since 'X-Men: The Last Stand' offered a brief cinematic rendering of a giant Sentinel robot with Hugh Jackman's Wolverine slicing its head off in the danger room, 'X-Men' fans have been craving a full-body look at these mutant-hunting bots. Thankfully, prayers have been answered as these icons of the comic books have become the forefront of Fox's marketing for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.'
Now that ‘The Wolverine’ has opened, let’s turn our attentions to ‘Future Past’ and break down everything that we know about it, starting with a release date.