Thursday, October 31, 2013

"X-Men: Days Of Future Past": 'Magneto' Vs 'Beast'

Take another look at a brutal fight sequence between mutants 'Hank McCoy' aka the 'Beast' (Nicholas Hoult) and 'Erik Lehnsherr' aka 'Magneto' (Michael Fassbender) at a fountain on the set of "X-Men: Days of Future Past":

"Days Of Future Past" adapts Marvel Comics' "Uncanny X-Men" (1981) issues #141 and #142, written by Chris Claremont and illustrated by John Byrne.

That original story alternated between present day, in which the 'X-Men' fight the 'Brotherhood of Evil Mutants' led by mutant shape-shifter 'Mystique'...

...and a future timeline caused by the X-Men's failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating 'Senator Robert Kelly':

"...the story begins 30 years in the future. In the 'present' the year is 1980, and 'Kitty Pryde' has just joined the X-Men. While in the 'future' 'Kate Pryde' is a middle-aged women running for her life, trying to meet up with an elderly 'Wolverine' in a now-destroyed New York City.

"The future is bleak; an assassination of a presidential hopeful senator in 1980 led to a series of events that allowed the robotic 'Sentinels' into taking over North America.

"The Sentinels are ready to move overseas to spread their control world-wide, but the rest of the world is ready to launch nuclear weapons to prevent that from happening. 

"The surviving 'X-Men', who are very few, are 'Storm, 'Colossus', 'Wolverine', newcomer 'Rachel' and Kate herself. 

"They are assisted by 'Magnus- Magneto', confined to a wheelchair..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "X-Men: Days Of Future Past"...