Hugh Jackman has already kicked into promotional mode for the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is undoubtedly the most anticipated X-Men film since the franchise began more than ten years ago. Director Bryan Singer returns to the helm, and in this film, he combines both his original X-Men cast as well as the younger cast from X-Men: First Class. Jackman, while narrating the latest trailer, manages to reveal some spoilers and major plot details from the film.
He reveals that at the beginning of the film, there are very few X-Men left, thanks to the growing threat of the Sentinels. As the X-Men teeter on the brink of extinction, Jackman adds that his character is one of the few that's been managing to survive. He explains, "As you'd expect from Wolverine, he's pretty hardy and he's right in the middle of this group. At this point, there's no separation of mutants - there's no Brotherhood versus the X-Men. They're just literally clinging on to survival. And my character, because his mind can heal, can be sent back by Kitty Pryde to the past. And the idea is to go back in time to stop the creation of the Sentinels ever happening. And to stop that, I have to stop Raven [Mystique] from doing a certain thing. And he's sent back with a task actually that he's never well suited for, to motivate Professor X at a time when he's at his lowest."
Well, then. While he adds that a lot of major character do die at the beginning of the film, the whole time travel aspect would prevent those deaths if the mission is successful. However, that also means that the X-Men films will be focusing solely on the younger cast, which means that this is the last time we'll see several of the original cast members in the films.
In addition to the Mystique spoiler, Jackman also reveals that prior to his character, Kitty Pryde had only managed to send people two/three days into the past, at most. But because of the healing powers that Wolverine has, he was able to go back in time longer than that.
Finally, Jackman also adds that President Nixon and Vietnam are also an integral part of the plot involving mutants, so it should really be interesting to see how that plays out.
Overall, Days of Future Past looks like it will be one heck of a ride, and for those who aren't already keeping track, it opens on May 23rd, 2014.