With the 2013 blockbuster season in the rear-view mirror and thoughts naturally turning to what big-budget feasts we can look forward to next summer, the teasers and trailers are coming thick and fast.

High on our list of priorities is X-Men: Days Of Future Past, a big-screen mash-up that looks set to unleash more variations of mutants than you can shake a stick at.

In essence the film centres on Wolverine (Hugh Jackman once more), who is sent into the past to correct an event that could have huge implications for both man and mutant.

What this canny storyline allows of course is various versions of the same characters to appear on screen – Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy as Professor X, Michael Fassbender and Sir Ian McKellen as Magneto etc.

Bryan Singer returns to the director’s chair, with a mammoth cast that includes the likes of Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence and Peter Dinklage to name but a few.

The trailer certainly seems to be going for the ‘epic’ angle, complete with ‘lifted’ score (from Sunshine if I’m not mistaken), before plenty of action pops up towards the end.

So let’s just say we’re pretty excited about this one, which hits cinemas on May 22, 2014.

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.