Exclusive New X-Men: Days Of Future Past Stills

A special look at Singer's mutants, new and old

It’s a good time to be a mutie lover. On Tuesday, the first trailer for Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past will arrive, while next Thursday will see the launch of the new issue of Empire, featuring a world exclusive report from the film’s Montreal set.

Just to wet your whistle and/or whet your appetite, today we’re delighted to unveil seven new images from the epic mutant mash-up that will see two generations of X-Men – the First Class cast of Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult and the ‘original’ cast including Hugh Jackman, Ellen Page, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin and more – fighting a desperate battle to save mutantkind on two fronts, across two timelines.

The pics give us our first look at a bullet-pocked Wolverine, relaxing in 1973 with a bottle of whiskey; Lawrence on set as Raven Darkholme; Singer directing Patrick Stewart as Professor X in the film’s future-set sequences; Page (as Kitty Pryde) and Shawn Ashmore as Iceman (also in the future section) and, because an X-Men movie can’t be an X-Men movie without it, Charles Xavier (McAvoy) and Magneto (Fassbender) playing chess.

Gaze at the new snaps, marvel at the trailer on Tuesday and then pick up the new issue of Empire from Thursday October 31 to learn all sorts of amazing info about the biggest X-Men movie to date.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past is out on May 22, 2014.