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Latest Still From X-Men: Days Of Future Past Online
Update: 'Good morning Vietnam!'

04 June 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Bryan Singer's Twitter

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Bryan Singer's game of Twitter show-and-tell for X-Men: Days Of Future Past continues this morning: he shows us everything but tells us nothin'. Latest in the catalogue of enigmatic stills is a meeting in the Oval Office, presided over by the President himself. This being the 1970s, that president is the dog-loving, tape-erasing Richard Nixon.

"Pivotal meeting" is Singer's typically brief explanation, so your guess as to what's going on here is as good as ours. We've previously glimpsed Professor X's PhD thesis sporting a CIA logo on its cover, so we can muse on the possible implications of that. But probably the most immediate question is who's playing Nixon. Any suggestions? Squinting from this distance he looks almost like the real thing. Singer promised "an interesting casting choice" back in February...

This is, of course, not the first time we've visited the Oval Office in an X-Men movie: Nightcrawler BAMF!'d his way in and out in X2, and at the end of that movie the whole team dropped by for a quick chat. It's also Nixon's second appearance in a superhero movie in five years: he also showed up in Zack Snyder's Watchmen, although in rather different, more caricatured form.

Update: Mr. Singer has done his Twitpic thing again today, with this Vietnam scene making the cut (Can you guess which movie he quoted with his tweet?). The globe is being well and truly trotted in this X-outing...

With another year to go before release, this album of gnomic stills is going to be pretty stuffed by the time we get to see the film. Mystery Nixon, you'll be aware already, joins a ridiculous cast that includes Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Fan Bingbing, Anna Paquin and Daniel Cudmore. X-Men Days Of Future Past will be with us on July 17 next year.


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Over-exposure
Fuck this over-exposure. Just make the fucking thing, do it well, then tell me when it comes out. This drip-feed shit is totally putting me off. More

Posted by Normal Control at 00:35 on 05 June 2013 | Report This Post

President Logan
I'm calling it now! Mystery Nixon is Gregory Itzin! (Hey that rhymes!) Gotta be! More

Posted by TPM007 at 00:34 on 05 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Latest Still From X-Men: Days Of Future Past Online
I just saw an on set photo of Peter Dinklage and I must say he is looking as groovy as ever! I am loving the costume design on this set so far, I know many more incantations of the character will happen before the end, so much more for us to enjoy! I feel that the cast is going to be out of this world and not to mention completely erasing X-Men 3, thank you thank you! I feel they have an actual X-men film in the works here, I am getting excited. More

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Ben, that feud ended long ago! Corden in fact welcomed Sir Patrick to Twitter and told all his followers that "he's lovely." More

Posted by Garth_Marenghi at 15:56 on 04 June 2013 | Report This Post

I don't like all this exposure...
It's too much. This is another movie that I'm now going to have to completely ignore until it comes out lest I work out the plot ... again. Sorry summer blockbusters, but you ain't exactly Agatha Christie these days. Yeah, I'm looking at you Star Trek! More

Posted by Nicky C at 14:14 on 04 June 2013 | Report This Post

"He shows us everything but tells us nothin'." The Nixon still is clearly Tricky Dicky's attempt to end the feud between Patrick Stewart and James Corden via a time wormhole...or something. More

Posted by BenTramer at 10:37 on 04 June 2013 | Report This Post

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