Having this viral site http://www.trask-industries.com for the upcoming movie is a brilliant move by the people behind the X-Men franchise. At least there’s a filler for the void while waiting for the movie to be shown on May of 2014. They should have at least put more promotional gimmickry out there and to post more posters in the succeeding months for the people anticipating the movie such as myself so as not to lose the interests but rather build it up until the movie is released. I must say that it’s a great site because the people are being introduced to the Sentinels and what Trask Industry’s involvement on it. Great job incorporating the little snippet of Trask Industry at the mid credit scene on the movie “The Wolverine”. I am very much excited for this upcoming movie…
The storyline was very popular at the time and was produced during the franchise‘s rapid rise to popularity due to the writer/artist team of Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin. As a result of the storyline’s popularity, the dark future seen in the story has been revisited numerous times. The first issue of this storyline was voted the 25th greatest Marvel Comic of all time by fans in 2001.
But in this adaptation, it’s not Kitty Pryde who went back to the past but Wolverine… probably just to fix the timeline since Kitty Pryde is not born yet then at that time. So it’s more realistic to put Wolverine in that scenario since he hasn’t aged rapidly.
The cast features characters from the original trilogy of X-Men films and the prequel X-Men: First Class.
Hugh Jackman as Logan / Wolverine: Singer stated that “Hugh of the future is sent, his consciousness is sent into his younger self [and] Hugh gets to play both parts because [Wolverine] is ageless.”
Halle Berry as Ororo Munroe / Storm: Berry stated that “there’s something very revealing and shocking about Storm in this movie. There are some things you find out about her that I think give you much more insight into who she is.” When asked about if her pregnancy affected Storm’s role, she replied “I wasn’t in as much as I was meant to be. My ever-growing belly was posing a constant challenge! What I could do was getting more limited so the role that I play is so different from what it could have been, due to my surprise pregnancy.”
Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde: Singer described Pryde as the prime facilitator and that Pryde’s phasing ability enables time-travel to happen.
Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask: A military scientist and the head of Trask Industries who created a range of robots called Sentinels whose purpose is to hunt and destroy mutants.Dinklage stated that Trask “sees what he’s doing as a good thing — [his ambition is] definitely blind and he’s quite arrogant. He’s strove all his life for a certain respect and attention.” He also stated that Trask is up against Richard Nixon.
Shawn Ashmore as Bobby Drake / Iceman: When Ashmore was asked about what can be expected to see how his character’s relationship with Rogue has evolved since X-Men: The Last Stand, he replied “they’re constantly having these relationship issues so we’ll see what happens.”
Omar Sy as Bishop: Sy described Bishop as the guy from the future and that he fights for survival.
Evan Peters as Quicksilver: Peters described Quicksilver as “very fast, he talks quick, he moves quick. Everything else is very slow compared to him, it’s like he’s always at the ATM waiting for the bastard in front of him to finish.”
This reality in which the story occurs is designated Earth-811 in the Marvel Multiverse.
The storyline alternates between present day, in which the X-Men fight Mystique’sBrotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline caused by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. In this future universe, Sentinels rule the United States, and mutants live in internment camps. The present-day X-Men are forewarned of the possible future by a future version of their teammate Kitty Pryde, whose mind traveled back in time and possessed her younger self to warn the X-Men. She succeeds in her mission and returns to the future, but despite her success, the future timeline still exists as an alternative timeline rather than as the actual future. (The Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe: Alternate Universes 2005 gave the numerical designation of “Days of Future Past” Earth as Earth-811).