Things To Come: Movie trailers for Days of Future Past and The Winter Soldier

(Source: Twentieth Century Fox)

(Source: Twentieth Century Fox)

We’re cheated out of a new episode of Marvel’s Agents of Shield this week, so my plans to add it to the Series Issues roster as a regular are delayed. At least you got to watch the first episode again. Incidentally, here’s a correction. Apparently, Centipede is a project and not the name of the obscure organization, so fans of Hydra or AIM may still get to rejoice.

Instead we got a new trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past which is kind of a good trade. It’s a bit vague here, but if the trailer is any indication of the plot, it seems to follow the events of the original arc with some alterations. The first major one: it’s Wolverine who’s going to mind-travel back to the younger version of himself.

This one’s filled to the rim. Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Page, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Peter Dinklage, Holle Berry, Shawn Ashmore, Evan Peters, Nicholas Hoult… everyone is in this movie. Take a look:

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Kitty Pryde was the original time-traveler via her phasing abilities, and I hope they are still related to the task somehow. Ellen Page reprises her role. It kind of makes sene to use Hugh Jackman as Wolverine as the time-travelr for he is the only actor casted as the same character in both ages. There’s still a sense of a reboot, one that is not engineered by the need to resell the same storyline but one based on an actual comic book arc.

And speaking about Marvel, here’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie’s trailer, the UK version:

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There’s potential here. SHIELD feels like a much larger animal with Robert Redford coming in as a major player in the organization. Chris Evans has the chance to inject more life into the role as Cap as a war veteran, something that the character seemed to lack in The Avengers. Anthony Mackie is the newcomer as Samuel Wilson / the Falcon. I’m not sure how close to the original comic character he’s going to be, but at least we know they’re not using the original colors for his uniform. In a feat of continuity, Sebastian Stan will play Bucky Barnes again – the actual Winter Soldier. He played the role of Bucky in Captain America: The First Avenger. Also coming back are Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / the Black Widow, Samuel Jackson as Director Nick Fury and Colbie Smulder as Maria Hill.

Anybody else hoping for a cameo from Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD? I know having Clark Gregg show up as Agent Coulson would be a whole can of worms that we don’t want to open yet, but perhaps Ming-Na Wen as Melinda May reporting in would give us a nice wink wink nudge nudge to the TV series.

That will do for now.

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