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Empire's Final X-Men: Days Of Future Past Cover Is Revealed! Gaze Upon The Future Sentinel In All Its Glory
The future Sentinel is here; now check out the complete set!

28 January 2014  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

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Over the last 24 hours, Empire has teamed up with the X-Men to unveil 25 amazing covers to our new March issue to mark the upcoming Days Of Future Past. Now, like Jean Grey sacrificing herself for the team, we come to the end of our journey, and can reveal the final cover - this one showing a future-model Sentinel - and gather together the complete set.

Empire's X-Men: Days Of Future Past - Future Sentinel Cover

The film's cast, along with director Bryan Singer and Marvel godfather Stan Lee, unveiled most of the covers personally, and those of you who have been following the #Empire25 and #XMen hashtags will have seen the whole lot make their debut online.

As for the design of this future Sentinel, inside the magazine we have an interview with production designer John Myhre who explains their look. Here's a little of what he had to say. "They're biomechanical weapons. We had to come up with what would be the ultimate version that could actually, in principle, stop the X-Men. We started with this idea that they were almost made up of magnetic plates slapped over one another, imagining that the plates could contract or grow, so the Sentinel can be skinny to get through a small space or the plates can open up to become a bigger shape. So they have become virtually unstoppable."

The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that these covers form a complete arc, with the past characters ranged across a pristine 1970s Washington while their future counterparts stand amid the ruins of that city. You can - and we have - assemble the lot into a panorama of the X-Men's past and future, with Bryan Singer like a ringmaster at the centre of the scene, and Wolverine's older and younger selves flanking him. You can even see Blink's powers at work, linking her cover with that of Warpath. See? We don't just throw this stuff together.

The full range of covers are gathered together here, and you can pick up the lot, or order your favourite, online over at greatmagazines.co.uk.

The new issue of Empire hits newsstands both physical and digital this Thursday, January 30, but you will have to wait a little longer to see X-Men: Days Of Future Past; it arrives on May 22 in the UK and on May 23 in the US.

This is but one of the extraordinary issues we have lined up for our 25th birthday this year, so to make sure you don't miss a one, subscribe right over here.


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L: Oroborous Could you find a dictionary and attempt to look up the word 'apparent' please. In fact, heres a useful link, if you would direct your gaze to the 3rd definition seen here, you may feel slighlty enlightened; http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/apparent?s=t I neither claim to nor beieve I am able to have a reasonable opinion on the finished state of a film prior to seeing it. I am fully capable of judging how something 'appears' in it's marketing however. But this is the More

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RE: RE:
Could you find a dictionary and attempt to look up the word 'apparent' please. In fact, heres a useful link, if you would direct your gaze to the 3rd definition seen here, you may feel slighlty enlightened; http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/apparent?s=t I neither claim to nor beieve I am able to have a reasonable opinion on the finished state of a film prior to seeing it. I am fully capable of judging how something 'appears' in it's marketing however. But this is the internet, so I supp More

Posted by Oroborous at 13:29 on 01 February 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Firm Footing for the X fan boy
L: ericcoyle The ground I stand on is made of firmer stuff. The ground you stand on is made of... well, I think we all know what that is made of. ope...whats that? Actually that's not true, I do know. Right now its made of wood as I am sat in my office (I am in my pants as its a Friday and no one else is in). When I get home it will be made of cheap laminate imitation wood flooring. Unless I am walking up the stairs; in which case it will be carpet. Either way I will make More

Posted by waltham1979 at 12:02 on 31 January 2014 | Report This Post

Firm Footing for the X fan boy
The ground I stand on is made of firmer stuff. The ground you stand on is made of... well, I think we all know what that is made of. More

Posted by ericcoyle at 11:02 on 31 January 2014 | Report This Post

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L: waltham1979 L: ericcoyle Using bad language does not add any force to your argument at all. Indeed, it is undermined by it. Naughty boy. his is true. I will edit my post. I am after all an idiot. here you go; I have changed the word 'shit' to 'poo'. Its a three letter word so is immediately 25% easier to spell than the aforementioned swear word. More

Posted by waltham1979 at 16:53 on 30 January 2014 | Report This Post

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L: ericcoyle Using bad language does not add any force to your argument at all. Indeed, it is undermined by it. Naughty boy. his is true. I will edit my post. I am after all an idiot. More

Posted by waltham1979 at 16:50 on 30 January 2014 | Report This Post

Bad Boy
Using bad language does not add any force to your argument at all. Indeed, it is undermined by it. Naughty boy. More

Posted by ericcoyle at 16:37 on 30 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Why don't people listen
L: ericcoyle address criticism of Oroborous, try reading what he says idiots! parent" dullness and the film "looks" uninteresting, referring to design and visual content, which is seen in various stills etc. he does not criticise the actual film at any point. having said that, come on everyone. The X men films are all disappointments. All the characters look the same in black standard costumes, the characterisation is flat in all the films (not counting First Class here) and every attemp More

Posted by waltham1979 at 15:03 on 30 January 2014 | Report This Post

Why don't people listen
Just to address criticism of Oroborous, try reading what he says idiots! The "apparent" dullness and the film "looks" uninteresting, referring to design and visual content, which is seen in various stills etc. he does not criticise the actual film at any point. having said that, come on everyone. The X men films are all disappointments. All the characters look the same in black standard costumes, the characterisation is flat in all the films (not counting First Class here) an More

Posted by ericcoyle at 08:45 on 30 January 2014 | Report This Post

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L: Oroborous L: waltham1979 The film hasn't even been finished yet???!!! feel totally lost at the seeming randomness of this question and it's lack of relevance to my original post... Errr... no, maybe it hasnt? I don't know, I'm not involved in the production. Sorry. feel totally lost at gly pointless post from you criticizing a film that isn't even finished yet and that by default you haven't watched. More

Posted by waltham1979 at 12:41 on 29 January 2014 | Report This Post

The amount of marketing going towards this film....
...is crazy! Like some of the covers, not all of them. I want Trask / Dinklage one! As to the upcoming movie, personally, Wolverine is a character now over used. Ellen Page is such a great actress, she should have been the focus, as in the original story. I hope the film does well and isn't crap. More

Posted by Holbydude at 20:24 on 28 January 2014 | Report This Post

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L: Oroborous L: waltham1979 The film hasn't even been finished yet???!!! feel totally lost at the seeming randomness of this question and it's lack of relevance to my original post... Errr... no, maybe it hasnt? I don't know, I'm not involved in the production. Sorry. think his point was how do you know the film is dull without having seen it first. It's a reasonable point. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 16:39 on 28 January 2014 | Report This Post

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L: waltham1979 The film hasn't even been finished yet???!!! feel totally lost at the seeming randomness of this question and it's lack of relevance to my original post... Errr... no, maybe it hasnt? I don't know, I'm not involved in the production. Sorry. More

Posted by Oroborous at 16:35 on 28 January 2014 | Report This Post

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L: waltham1979 The film hasn't even been finished yet???!!! n't agree with Oroborous's dull cynicism, but I have to kind of agree and say that, for a film about stopping a genocidal apocalypse perpetrated by giant robots, in the material so far there has been a surprising lack of both the apocalypse and robotic elements. Lots and lots of mutants stepping into shot, though. Let's hope it doesn't crumble under the weight of so many characters. More

Posted by wedgeski at 15:04 on 28 January 2014 | Report This Post

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L: Oroborous Clever how they've managed to mirror the apprent dullness of this film in the aesthetics of these covers. But I never really understood how making something look totally uninteresting was a good marketing strategy. But what do I know? he film hasn't even been finished yet???!!! More

Posted by waltham1979 at 14:55 on 28 January 2014 | Report This Post

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After looking it up it would appear she has been cut, I missed that news. Its a shame but if it means the film works better then its for the greater good. More

Posted by Chis at 14:49 on 28 January 2014 | Report This Post

Yeah, Rogue HAS been cut from the flick, Singer tweeted about it. That said, none of these covers make me want to see the flick. it's a shame this doesn't seem to be continuing the First Class asthetic, cos those costumes were really cool. More

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Yeah, I wonder if one of the future sentinels will travel back in time too, ala Nimrod from the comics. More

Posted by Chis at 11:52 on 28 January 2014 | Report This Post

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I'm surprised that there isn't more of a response from this given the shear amount of covers. Future Sentinel one is probably the best, and makes me interested how they will look in the actual footage. Some are a bit iffy, but then all 25 can't be amazing! More

Posted by film man aidy at 11:23 on 28 January 2014 | Report This Post

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Not sure where you heard that about but as far as im aware she hasn't been cut and is very much still in film. Looking forward to the film but these covers are pretty terrible, actors look disinterested and some shoddy photoshop. Though I do like the look of the future sentinels. More

Posted by Chis at 11:18 on 28 January 2014 | Report This Post

Wasn't Rogue cut from the film? Why is she on one of the covers? More

Posted by Seamie at 10:48 on 28 January 2014 | Report This Post

Clever how they've managed to mirror the apprent dullness of this film in the aesthetics of these covers. But I never really understood how making something look totally uninteresting was a good marketing strategy. But what do I know? More

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