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Days of Future Past Welcomes Jackman and Hoult to 1973

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Although Bryan Singer teased a first glimpse of Hugh Jackman — OK, his back — on the Montreal set of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the director has now offered something more substantive, with a photo of the Wolverine star with Nicholas Hoult as a non-furry Hank McCoy, accompanied by the message, “Welcome to 1973.”

Opening July 18, 2014, Fox sequel takes its name from the classic 1981 Marvel comics story by Chris Claremont and John Byrne that depicts a dystopian alternate timeline created by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants from assassinating a U.S. senator. In that future, the giant robotic Sentinels have become the de facto rulers of the United States, where mutants are hunted down and placed in internment camps.

X-Men: Days of Future Past also stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Daniel Cudmore, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing and Adan Canto.


  • PietroMaximoff

    Hoult is so hot…

  • RighteousBrother

    why isn’t the beast all blue and fuzzy?


    Actually, I’m really diggin’ that brown leather jacket of Hugh Jackman’s… that’s what’s HOT!!! LOL

  • The Arrogant Hipster

    The more comes out about this movie, the less I care. There’s a sense of desperation in essentially instagraming your film while you’re making it. It’s basically a director taking selfies.

  • Daniel Tiberius

    I was going to ask the same thing. I’m guessing something changed the timeline and kept him from changing himself, or he fixed himself.

  • Brian e.

    Totally agree. Wow.

  • Atomic Kommie Comics

    In the 1970s (See Amazing Adventures #11-17), The Beast used prothstetic makeup to hide his gray/blue furry self and work as Dr Hank McCoy.

  • Daniel Tiberius

    Ooooh gotcha. Thanks!

  • akkadiannumen

    It’s posible but he looks too normal for that. I think it’s more likely an image inducer. Or they simply chose to ignore Hank’s metamorphosis. :D

  • Matt.S

    it’s pretty funny reading about a hipster complaining about someone else instagramming.

  • The Arrogant Hipster

    Erm, you get that I picked that SN, right? It’s not really an insult…. or much of anything to point it out?

    “Ha! You call yourself the thing you chose to call yourself!” What’s the opposite of ‘snap’?

  • PietroMaximoff

    Hoult is so hot!!

  • Christopher Charles Walker

    Really? Because I think it’s nothing short of brilliant. Singer has managed to keep a steady stream of promotional press going for this film without really revealing anything that the public doesn’t already know.