With the newest and, so it seems, most ambitious entry in the X-Men film franchise less than two months away, six new featurettes have been released in anticipation of X-Men: Days of Future Past‘s imminent arrival. These featurettes are a combination of set tours, interviews, and explanations of plot details–with snippets of actual film footage sprinkled here and there.

See more after the jump–and beware of minor spoilers: 

We begin with 3 set tours hosted by director Bryan Singer: Two are familiar to fans of the X-Men films–Cerebro and Xavier’s Mansion. The third is new–a Tibetan (or possibly Chinese, I’m not an ethnographer) monastery. Singer expounds on the plot of the new film, and invents the word “Inbetweequel” as he leads us through the sets:

Next, Singer talks about his love for the series–with a little help from Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, and Halle Berry. Then the director gives props to his crew–most of which are veterans of the first X-Men films.

Finally, Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde) explains how Wolverine gets sent back in time. This featurette contains low-level spoilers, so if you’d prefer not knowing any more, I’d advise skipping this one:

I’m seriously looking forward to this flick…but I worry that there may simply be too much here for a single movie. The scope of this plot, and the number of characters it involves (remember: many of the characters in this story will have younger AND older versions–further complicating matters) almost make it sound like this script should be split into two films.

I guess we’ll see…maybe the film will be long enough or dense enough or both to accommodate everything and everyone. I can hope, anyway.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is scheduled to open in theatres May 23rd.

Source: Comic Book Movie

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