As part of their 25th Anniversary, Empire Magazine is grabbing on the the X-Men: Days of Future Past hype with an interesting marketing gimmick – releasing 25 different covers for their latest issue. While fans of comic books know this is a recipe designed to sell more than one copy of the same book, I’m guessing that still won’t stop people from purchasing a copy of each of their favorite characters. The cover reveals are happening throughout the day, and (in addition to the one above) here’s what we got for you so far: (more…)
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,
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.