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The latest tease from Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past comes to us via the Twitter but, surprisingly enough, not from Singer himself (it must be that the guy is actually filming the movie this week).  But for those who may be interested in what a Sentinel looks like on the inside, we have for you a set of blueprints detailing a bit of the workings that go on inside the heads of these big, loveable, mutant-killing robots.  Check it out below:

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Bryan Singer just tweeted a new picture of one of his Sentinels for the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. It’s an up close look at the bare bones and real practical effects used in the movie. Here’s the full tweet and picture:

 

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I gotta get one of those, it might keep the neighbors dogs from crapping on my lawn all the time.

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While in one Marvel movie franchise there’s debate over who’ll be Ultron’s creator, there’s no question who creates the Sentinels for FOX‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past: Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage). And with the newly created site for Trask Industries, www.trask-industries.com, you can learn all about him and his genetic/security company’s mission. The viral site is likely only the beginning of what I’m sure will be an onslaught of Days of Future Past marketing leading up to the film’s release on May 23rd, 2014.

Perusing the site you can learn of the latest innovations in Sentinel technology, check out their specs, and how they’re used to contain mutants. You can also browse Trask Industries’ work with genetics and controlling the mutant gene. In addition to the info, there’s lots of new photos and videos, of which you’ll find a sampling below the cut.

Most interesting, is this timeline of events leading to Trask Industries development of the Sentinel,

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So we’ll see the Sentinels beginnings in the past, but also their full deadly potential in the future. Does this also date the future timeline as occurring around 2020? Looks like it, with the past’s timeline set around 1973.

Go check out the full site and let us know what else you discover.

Source: CBM

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There’s no rest for the weary or the wicked as production on director Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past resumes shooting this week after a weekend whirlwind of panels and appearances at SDCC 2013. Take a look at this behind the scenes look at what happens when the younger Magneto (Micheal Fassbender) takes a walk in a Montreal park.

The guys coming at Fassbender appear to be pointing guns and they may just be your every day security guards or policemen. I don’t see any of the tell-tale white CGI balls so I wouldn’t imagine these are Sentinels. I really hope their not human sized Sentinels, that would suck balls.

Take a look at the video below and find out what happens when Magneto tells you to: “Talk to the Hand!”

X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theater screens May 23rd, 2014, and stars a whole slew of well-known and up and coming stars, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman and Lucas Till.

Wow, that is a lot of star power.

Via: Comingsoon

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Besides the panels, with their exclusive reveals and extensive line-up of stars, the best part of San Diego Comic Con is all the cool shit everyone brings! Last night Nerd Bastards went inside The Ender’s Game Experience. Soon, we’ll have an update from the Godzilla Encounter. We mentioned this recreation of The Walking Dead‘s infamous prison constructed on the showroom floor, and here – thanks to io9! – we’ve got our very first look at the Sentinels from FOX‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past,

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What do you think? I absolutely love the clear face shield. It gives this design a unique detail, but with its purple color scheme and those soul-searing, red eyes, these Sentinels evoke the same fear and dread as any from the comics or cartoons. I wonder how big they’re going to be? And I can’t wait to see more than just the head, don’t you?

Keep it tuned to Nerd Bastards for even more up to the minute SDCC coverage!

No CG Dinklage for ‘X-Men: Days’ Says Singer

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The announcement that Peter Dinklage was joining the X-Men reunion Days of Future Past was met with tremendous excitement, somewhat less than exciting was the suggestion that he’d be playing perennial fan-favorite from Alpha Flight, Puck. Yeah, that’s no way to treat the critical and fan beloved actor from Game of Thrones and The Station Agent.

The second suggestion was the Dinklage would be playing a CG character via motion-capture, but that even seems like a waste of the considerable Dinklage talent. So it was put to Days director Bryan Singer. In an interview with IGN, Singer confirmed that Dinklage would not only not be playing Puck, but he’ll appear au natural in the film as well.

“He’s not going to be a CGI character,” Singer clarified. “He’ll be himself. Not that he’ll be playing Peter Dinklage, he’ll be playing this character. It’s not a shy character. He’s just such a phenomenal actor; I’m a huge fan of Peter’s and Game of Thrones. He was my first choice and I was really happy.”

Hm. Does this add credence to the possibility that Dinklage will play Sentinel creator Boliver Trask? MTV Geek has apparently confirmed this through their source. Interestingly, actor Bill Duke played a character called Trask in X-Men: Last Stand, so will Singer be re-writing continuity a bit? Does he even care? Then again, Kitty Pryde was played by three different actresses across three different movies.

Singer also said to expect more casting announcements soon. He’s in negotiations with one actor in particular and he’ll be making same news about “younger characters” soon.

More news as it develops.

Source: /Film

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Bryan Singer‘s new film Jack the Giant Killer comes out on March 1st, which is just a few weeks away. But come on! It’s his next film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, that we all really want to talk about. And yes, while out peddling Jack, Singer is indeed talking X-Men, at least in the broad strokes.

In an interview with Cinema Blend, Singer talked about some of the themes he’ll be playing with in the film, and why he is going to stay tight-lipped about some of the stuff you’ll be seeing in the upcoming superhero sequel. But first, a couple of technical notes: “I’ll probably use some of the motion-capture technology for certain things [in Days of Future Past],” he said adding, “And of course the 3D technology. I’ll be shooting native stereo on X-Men.”

Now for the real guts of the thing: Are we going to see Sentinels? Nimrod? Rachel Summers? Franklin Richards? References to other dead Marvel heroes in the apocalyptic future thus suggesting a more closely related Marvel Cinematic Universe across studio rights’ issues? (That last one may be overly hopeful.)

There’s things that we’re going to do in this movie that haven’t been done in X-Men films before. Stuff involving [time travel], and stuff involving certain technology, and certain science fiction aspects that haven’t been used before in an X-Men film. We’d like to keep some of that a surprise.

Damn you, Singer. You, and J.J. Abrams, and your “surprises.”

This movie will also deal with destiny, the choices we made, the people we were– how the people we were when we were young affects the world we have to live in in the future, and what if we could go back and change that.

Interesting. The original comic book story, which was told in Uncanny X-Men #141, follows a Kitty Pryde from a futuristic hellscape where mutants are hunted to near-extinction as she comes back in time to change the future Sarah Connor style. No one knows if this is indeed the exact direction Singer’s looking at, but Ellen Page has already been confirmed as one of the former X-actors returning to the franchise. She played Kitty Pryde in X-Men: The Last Stand. I say that assuming you repressed any memory of Last Stand.

More news as it develops.

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Today Mark Millar, who’s been working as a creative consultant for Fox‘s Marvel properties, chatted with SFX.co.uk about X-Men: Days of Future Past and he’s got news that’s really going to please fans. One word: SENTINELS. Readers of the source material know the giant, robotic, brute squad play an integral part in the time-traveling storyline,

I don’t really want to give too much away but the Sentinels are a big feature of this story. They will be cool and this will deliver on all of the teasers. We’ve all been waiting for this ever since X-Men: The Last Stand showed us one of their heads. Now it is finally coming, and we only have to pay ten quid to see it in the cinema.

Sound awesome, except for The Last Stand reference, please don’t make me relive that nightmare. Millar also praises the script and director Bryan Singer‘s handling of the rather large cast,

Singer is excellent at working with ensemble casts. So with this one I feel it is all fine. I have read the screenplay and it doesn’t feel rushed and it doesn’t feel like it is too many characters.

I think the best comparison I can give is to Star Trek – that is an ensemble but it never feels as if there is not enough time with any one character. Or maybe Lost – that is an ensemble but every character gets their own moment to shine. So as long as everyone is there for a reason there doesn’t need to be a problem with so many characters. This is a beautifully structured film, and it is a time travel story so the structure has to be especially strong.

Of the returning cast members, and by that I mean those who didn’t appear in First Class, Ellen Page will have a large and important role to play. No specifics from Millar but he promises, “Kitty Pride fans will not be disappointed.” I’m a fan of Kitty, and more a fan of Page’s now than I was when she was Kitty, so I’m mixed on this. What do you think of Page reprising the role and having a bigger presence?

In addition to all the Days of Future Past chatter, Millar had some news on a proposed Kick-Ass 3,

Kick-Ass 3 is going to be the last one though. I told Universal this and they asked me, ‘What does that mean?’ I said, ‘It means that this is where it all ends.’ They said, ‘Do they all die at the end?’ I said, ‘Maybe’ – because this is a realistic superhero story. And if someone doesn’t have a bullet proof vest like Superman and doesn’t have Batman’s millions then eventually he is going turn around the wrong corner and get his head kicked in or get shot in the face [laughs]. So Kick-Ass needs to reflect that. There has to be something dramatic at the end, he cannot do this for the rest of his life.

Keep in mind Kick-Ass 3, the comic, hasn’t come out so what’ll be covered in the threequel is really up in the air. And I’d like to point out it’d be Batman wearing the bullet proof vest, not Superman. Unless Millar mispoke and meant to say bullet proof chest, that’d be more accurate.

Anyway, does the opportunity to see the Sentinels wreaking havoc on the big screen send you into a tizzy? Are you worried Days of Future Past will falter with too many freakin’ mutants like some X-Men films have before it? Kick-Ass 3, too soon to think about?

Kick-Ass 2 releases this year on June 28 and X-Men: Days of Future Past follows next year, July 18, 2014.

Source: Coming Soon

This Nerdbastard has been on an X-Men comic book re-read marathon for the last month, so this latest rumor about possibilities for upcoming X-films comes a particularly welcome bit of possibly-maybe.  Apparently, Fox has just secured the rights to ‘Days of Future Past’ as a potential title.  What does this mean for X-fans?  Perhaps one of the best movie-going experiences in the freakin’ universe, that’s all!

For those who don’t know what ‘Days of Future Past’ is, you should be ashamed!  But, it order to be accommodating, I shall recap the basics:

It’s a two-issue series (written by X-Men icon Chris Claremont) in the Uncanny X-Men from waaaaaaaay back in the era some may have heard referred to as “the 80s.”  It features an alternative, future version of Earth in which anti-mutant sentiment has escalated to the point where mutants are hunted down and either killed or placed in concentration camps.  The main enemy of the X-Men and all mutant kind for this series – the mutha-fkn Sentinels!

In order to stop this horrible future from happening, Shadowcat jumps into her past self and enlists the help of the X-Men to stop a political assassination that will result in the mass construction of said giant killer robots.

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The Sentinels are one of the coolest enemies ever created and have yet to be used in any of the film adaptations.  Finally we may get a chance to see these towering monstrosities on the big screen.  Visually, this would be amazing (and probably very expensive), blowing all other super-movie bad guys out of the water.

What does this mean, for X-Men fans, new and old?  Possibly a lot of new X-Men making cameos, including such fan-favorites as Wolverine, Colossus and Shadowcat.  It also means the mass killing of X-Men (though only the future versions).  All this set in a post-apocalyptic landscape with mutha-fkn Sentinels running around everywhere.

The rumor is that this might end up being the focus of the new X-Men: First Class II film, though it could possibly mean other X-films are being slotted for development.  So we may not get to see any mutha-fkn Sentinels in 2014, but likely will see them sometime in the near future.

 

Thanks to slashfilm for the info.

Sentinels Invade Boston!!!

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Where’s Wolverine when you need him?!?! I was driving through boston today and saw this graffitti! Badass. I give mad, phat crazy props to the skillful artist who made is own Sisteen Chapel in downtown Allston!

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