See sentinels, destiny and dystopia in latest X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer

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Jul 4, 2015, 11:57 AM EDT (Updated)

A new, full-length trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past has dropped, and it takes us deep inside that bleak, war-torn future. Want to see?

It’s loaded with new footage, including a ton of shots from the post-apocalyptic future where Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellen) are working to send Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back to stop the war before it ever begins.

A new voice-over from Stewart sets the stakes nicely as the action picks up with the disparate team scattered in the 1970s. We also get some glimpses of the Sentinels in action. Spoiler alert: They look positively insane.

The more we see from Days of Future Past, the easier it is to spot the original X-Men auteur’s fingerprints all over it. This is a world that Singer is very comfortable in, and he’s setting out to tell one of the biggest stories in the comic canon. But on the flip side, the landscape has changed quite a bit in the decade since X-Men 2 — and we’re curious to see whether Singer has picked up any new tricks to keep up.

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens May 23. What do you think?

(Via The Verge)