After teasing us last week, Marvel finally shelled out the goods. At long last, the first full-length movie trailer for the highly anticipated sequel-prequel is here. And it’s everything I’d hope it would be.
The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past– to save their future. Watching Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin and Ian McKellan in the same film is going to be phenomenal. To boot, several new faces join the franchise including Booboo Stewart (Warpath), Adan Canto (Sunspot), Fan Bingbing (Blink), Evan Peters (Quicksilver) and Lucas Till (Havok). Check out the X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer below.
Last week, rumors that another veteran from the original X-Men trilogy joining X-Men: Days of Future Past surfaced. They were started by none other than James McAvoy who plays the younger Charles Xavier in the reboot series. The 33-year-old Scottish actor slipped up by including Alan Cumming’s name with Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman and others as coming back to the franchise. Cumming appeared as Kurt Wagner aka Nightcrawler in 2003′s X2. Turns out those rumors were false… or were they.
Cumming revealed that he hadn’t “gotten the call” from Bryan Singer. Since the rumors surfaced, the director has neither confirmed nor denied Cumming’s addition. In a photo released via Twitter, however, Singer did reveal a few casting additions not previously released. One of which is Daniel Cudmore who played Colossus in X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. Glad the Canadian star is back in the fold. He’s one tall drink of hotness. Find out the other newbies joining X-Men: Days of Future Past below.
Later this month, Quentin Lee’s “White Frog” will be screened at Los Angeles’ annual LGBT film festival, OutFest. The film follows a high school freshman, Nick Young, struggling with Asperger’s Syndrome who idolizes his perfect older brother Chaz. When Chaz dies, his seemingly perfect family unravels. Nick’s friends attend the funeral and help him get through his loss. After his death, Nick’s family find out Chaz was gay and pursued interests his parents didn’t know about.
The film boasts a very cute cast including BooBoo Stewart (Twilight), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), Manish Dayal (90210) and Gregg Sulkin (Wizards of Waverly Place). Playing the role of Chaz Young is someone from Fox’s musical-comedy “Glee”. Check out what the “Glee” actor told gay Los Angeles’ gay weekly publication, Frontiers, about his role.
“This is actually my first independent film. It was a great experience,” the Glee actor reveals, “They are two different beasts. You have Glee and the pace is constantly moving and on to the next thing as quick as you can—it’s so hectic. Independent films you don’t have a big budget. But what’s fun is you can play around more and develop the character. That was an interesting experience for me. I loved playing a different character.”