What a difference a director who knows what the f*ck he’s doing makes. In just two minutes and eighteen seconds, Bryan Singer has managed to wash the bad taste of X-Men 3, Wolverine: Origins, and 65% of X-Men: First Class out of our mouths. Though I’m sure the final film will barely match the somber tone of this trailer, it plays exactly the right notes.
In a bit of a switch-up from the comics storyline, a future version of Wolverine has his consciousness warped back to his 1970’s body in order to warn young Professor X and young Magneto about the danger that awaits them and all of mutantkind in the form of Peter Dinklage‘s sentinels. It’s a really interesting direction to take after the light and fun First Class. I’m really digging young Xavier’s struggle now that he’s confined to a wheelchair and not able to use telekinesis to nail young, hot ass. Just imagine how dude’s going to take it when he finds out he goes bald.