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Latest X-Men: Days Of Future Past Viral Vid
Bolivar Trask's timeline explored

31 July 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Trask Industries (Via Collider)

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With the official marketing team now taking over promotion duties from director Bryan Singer’s Twitpicpocalypse on X-Men: Days Of Future Past, we’re seeing the various viral tricks creep on to the ‘net. The first proper inklings came during the San Diego Comic-Con, with glimpses of Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage)’s Sentinel robots. Now the Trask Industries site has exploded with new material on genetic mutations and technology, including a creepy video about the company’s progress through the last 50 years.  

The site explores ‘70s porn star driven scientist Trask's campaign against mutants, fuelled by his fear that regular humans would become extinct. As the spiel reads: “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. 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.”

Mostly, of course, surrounding the development of the Sentinel programme, because as science-fiction has always taught us, putting our future into the hands of machines never ends badly...

All this, of course, leads to the dark alternate future wasteland we initially see in Days Of Future Past and the mission of our mutant heroes to change the timeline so it never happens. The film, which features Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Daniel Cudmore, Omar Sy, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Fan Bingbing and Anna Paquin is due out on May 22, 2014.

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Your Comments

That viral is brilliant. That is all! More

Posted by AquaDragon2K at 14:34 on 02 August 2013 | Report This Post

Greatest viral site ever?
Everything about this site is exquisite. From the worrying presesnce of a sentinal behind the president through to those fantastic drawings of the mutant powers, it's an absolute triumph of film promotion. I was excited before but this has tipped me over the edge! More

Posted by phil81 at 13:38 on 31 July 2013 | Report This Post

Cool viral stuff
The size doesnt bother me, after all its more in line with the Ultimates ones and 80 feet robots cannot be the most effective weapon. More

Posted by spideed2 at 13:03 on 31 July 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Hooooo!!
Like this. Looking forward to the film but it could be a big mess. Hope not More

Posted by HailTheDude at 12:50 on 31 July 2013 | Report This Post

Normally I am not a massive fan of viral sites as I start to lose interest very quickly...BUT I love this!! Havent been that excited for Days of Future Past so far (or DOFP which I had taken to calling it as it sounds similar to noise I make when I am sat having a poop) BUT colour me giddy after this!! *crosses arm to make an X in proper geek fashion* More

Posted by waltham1979 at 12:34 on 31 July 2013 | Report This Post

................ Trask industries are so against Mutants, why have they got one doing their voiceover? More

Posted by guysalisbury at 11:06 on 31 July 2013 | Report This Post

According to the Mark I sentinels are 18ft. There are more pics on there of them looking pretty big. More

Posted by Guinevere at 00:16 on 31 July 2013 | Report This Post

i hope that sentinel is taller than it looks like More

Posted by SiD300 at 22:19 on 30 July 2013 | Report This Post

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