Fox’s marketing department has really been laying it on thick for this one, huh?

A brand new trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past dropped this morning and it’s just as grim and po-faced as the first full-length spot. Featuring at least one shot of the Sentinels Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) invents in full, master-blaster action, Bryan Singer’s latest addition to the X-Men franchise appears to be revolting against the “fun and frivolous” nature of its Avengers-centric competitors by favoring a much more self-serious tone.

Is this a bad thing? Not necessarily. While I admit to being a bigger fan of the lighter tone The Avengers movies sport, I applaud Singer for never losing his grasp on such an antiquated approach to comic book filmmaking. So far, no one seems to have told the director that funny book films have officially “made it” and he doesn’t have to try so hard to bring a “WE DESERVE TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY” air to his mutant proceedings. I could make a “Why so serious?” jab here, but then I would be revealing myself to be just as lame as the guy who put a white boy flat top on Ewan McGregor in Jack the Giant Slayer because he thought it’d look “hot”.

Check the spot AND a new poster (which has a serious Drew Struzan vibe) out below and let us know what you think in the comments:


X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters May 22.

Source: Bleeding Cool

Category: Comics, Film

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