Last night we posted the first minute from X-Men: Days Of Future Past. In our haste to bring you the most up-to-date videos of Sentinel fights, we forgot to mention Fox’s new promotional site for the movie, 25 Moments, which incorporates mutant history into real historical events. Escapist Magazine summarizes:
The series of 25 images begins with Magneto interfering at the Bay of Pigs in 1962 (from the ending of First Class) and follows through to 2018 with Bishop (Omar Sy) forming a mutant resistance movement. Others alternate between integrating X-Men characters with real events (Magneto is blamed for JFK’s assassination, Bolivar Trask accidentally causes the Mad Cow Disease outbreak) showing how this timeline differs from our own (Guantanamo Bay is a mutant prison, The Berlin Wall is still standing) and recapping the events of the previous films.
Fox also released a video to premiere the site:
We’ve collected some of the best pictures from the site below, including baby Colossus and Quicksilver at the Olympics.
Magneto implicated in the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)
Magneto implicated in the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the “bent bullet” theory (1963)
Bolivar Trask creates DNA-generated artificial limbs. (1967)
“President Nixon welcomes the Sentinels with open arms.” (1973)
“Pietro Maximoff breaks 8 world records, sparking review of mutant participation in athletics.” (1977)
“Popular televangelist minister, Bob Bell, and his organization, ‘The Human Majority,’ champion a strong anti-mutant movement.” (1984)
“In partnership with Trask Industries, the FBI unveils a method of using DNA evidence at crime scenes to identify criminals. Off the record, Trask Industries also begins building a private Mutant Registry from this database of DNA, with plans to sell the information to wealthy world governments.” (1989)
Continue to the next page to see Colossus as a baby, as well as a couple of big spoilers at the end.
Awww, baby Colossus. And if you’re wondering how he’s metal before puberty, the site explains: “The Chernobyl nuclear power plant melts down, causing a spike in premature mutant expressions for generations.” (1986)
Wolverine (bottom center) had a problem with the Berlin Wall. “A few renegade mutants knock down a mile-long section of the Berlin wall in an act of protest, killing 23 people and injuring over 200. The protest alarmed citizens of West Germany, sparking anti-mutant policies. The Berlin Wall stands today and East Germany has been designated as a mutant zone.” (1988)
Storm (bottom center) has better luck in South Africa. “South Africa proudly declares their country a unified and united refuge for all.” (1991)
Warring mutant factions destroy the Golden Gate Bridge, and let us never speak of The Last Stand again. (2006)
“After a string of breakouts from Camp X-Ray by high-powered mutants, Trask Industries develops a collar to inhibit mutant abilities.” (2009)
Sentinel Mark X (2013)
There will be spoilers underneath this photo.
The 25 Moments website also spoiled two of the character’s deaths, in addition to one we already knew about. They say Warren Worthington III (Angel) is killed at Occupy Wall Street in 2011. They also say that in 2015 — and this is a huge spoiler — “Hank McCoy is dragged from his home and murdered by an angry mob of Human Majority protesters outside his home in upstate New York.”
It ain’t easy being blue.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past opens May 23rd, 2014.