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X-Men: Days Of Future Past unites two generations of mutants for the first time onscreen, with Hugh Jackman's Wolverine travelling back in time to warn the young Professor X (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) of the dark future that awaits all mutants unless they can change the course of history. The first trailer - essentially the footage that director Bryan Singer, returning as director for the first time since 2003's X-Men 2, debuted at Comic-Con in July - just went live. "It really is what we wanted from the first look at the movie," says Singer, talking exclusively to Empire just hours after the trailer's debut. "It's an emotional piece that has the characters and the pathos and the mission."

Singer then went on to talk us through some of the key moments and images from the movie that could well be 2014's biggest blockbuster. For more from Singer, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence on the movie, pick up the new issue of Empire for our world exclusive set visit report

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The Eye Has It

We start with an eyeball. Whose eyeball? Well, the unmistakeable voice that accompanies it tells us that it's Professor Charles Xavier, as played by Patrick Stewart. "It's his eyeball!" laughs Singer. And the opening line is no accident. 'It's him asking, 'what's the last thing you remember?' It's a line from the movie, but in a way he's also asking the audience. We're about to go back into a familiar world - what's the last thing you remember?'"

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1 RE: Dat X
First Class maybe? More

Posted by Hugh_Fran on Tuesday November 5, 2013, 08:42

2 RE: Why??
L: OroroMyers Why does Storm have black roots and WHY WHY WHY IN THE GOOD NAME OF STAN LEE ARE HER EYES BLACK WHEN USING HER POWERS??? I REALLY CANT UNDERSTAND WHY BRYAN SINGER HATES STORM SO MUCH SHE IS NEVER UTILIZED CORRECTLY IN THESE FILMS HER EYES SHOULD BE WHITE AS SNOW! I CANT MY EXCITEMENT FOR THIS MOVIE HAS SO WENT AWAY SINCE THIS TRAILER CAME OUT all me a stickler for fine details; but I'm pretty sure in all of the films they go 'white as snow'...unless of course its yellow snow! our Caps lock off... More

Posted by waltham1979 on Thursday October 31, 2013, 12:37

3 Why??
Why does Storm have black roots and WHY WHY WHY IN THE GOOD NAME OF STAN LEE ARE HER EYES BLACK WHEN USING HER POWERS??? I REALLY CANT UNDERSTAND WHY BRYAN SINGER HATES STORM SO MUCH SHE IS NEVER UTILIZED CORRECTLY IN THESE FILMS HER EYES SHOULD BE WHITE AS SNOW! I CANT MY EXCITEMENT FOR THIS MOVIE HAS SO WENT AWAY SINCE THIS TRAILER CAME OUT More

Posted by OroroMyers on Wednesday October 30, 2013, 18:32

4 re: #26..
I'm guessing this still has some effects work required - or there is an explanation coming! More

Posted by job314 on Wednesday October 30, 2013, 13:09

5 #29
Who is the actor playing Nixon? Is it Brad Garrett? More

Posted by Hero! on Wednesday October 30, 2013, 12:43

6 #42 Face To Face
I admit it, this ending... this is chilling in a spectacular way. Seeing these two together, seeing them face to face (Astrally?) is just a truly incredible thing. All in all, some great captures, some good feedback from Singer, a few more explanations. I'm anticipating this movie the way only diehard fans can. More

Posted by ChestnutWolfe on Wednesday October 30, 2013, 11:58

7 #31 The Fountain
This was one I've been waiting for! 'This is also our first look at the new make-up for Nicholas Hoult. Nice. ' - Understatement. That's a vast improvement on the suit from First Class. Nicholas Hoult has a absolutely amazing range as an actor and this will hopefully allow him some better physical range than the rather restrictive Beast getup from the previous round. More

Posted by ChestnutWolfe on Wednesday October 30, 2013, 11:52

8 #28 On The Run
Thanks for this still, couldn't work out who the pair were until this! However, if I see even the slightest hint of Magento/Rogue romance I'm going to be sick. (It happened in the comics, for anybody who hasn't read that particular arc and is wondering where I'm getting this.) More

Posted by ChestnutWolfe on Wednesday October 30, 2013, 11:49

9 #26 Cere-Bros
Same scene as the 'X' in #12, wearing the same clothing. But again... *points wildly at Hank* More

Posted by ChestnutWolfe on Wednesday October 30, 2013, 11:47

10 #20 Pryde (In The Name Of Love)
Mrr. Not sure I like Kitty's powers being played with - reserving judgement. More

Posted by ChestnutWolfe on Wednesday October 30, 2013, 11:44

11 #34
Oh my...... More

Posted by waltham1979 on Wednesday October 30, 2013, 11:42

12 #15 Things Fall Apart?
True colours, my girl. They always shine through. More

Posted by ChestnutWolfe on Wednesday October 30, 2013, 11:42

13 #12 Bay City Roller
The X is what's selling this on (young) Charles, but am I the only one noticing something fundamental about Hank? More

Posted by ChestnutWolfe on Wednesday October 30, 2013, 11:38

14 #Rogue Trooper
The only potential way I'll be okay with Kitty and Bobby is if Remy is going to cameo in this. More

Posted by ChestnutWolfe on Wednesday October 30, 2013, 11:33

15 RE: Dat X
I second that. Magic. More

Posted by ChestnutWolfe on Wednesday October 30, 2013, 11:32

16 The Iceman Cometh? - ACK.
First really true strike I have for this movie - Kitty is meant to be with Piotr by this stage. Very disappointing, Mr Singer. More

Posted by ChestnutWolfe on Wednesday October 30, 2013, 11:31

17 Dat X
#12 - That shot of McAvoy with the X on this face IS the Money shot for me. Pure Class. More

Posted by Moronifighter on Wednesday October 30, 2013, 10:35

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