July 20, 2013
First Look at the Sentinels from New X-Men Movie
We get our first glimpse at a Sentinel from Bryan Singer's Days of Future Past.
For those that don't know, "Days of Future Past" is a popular storyline in the Marvel Comics comic book The Uncanny X-Men issues #141 and #142, published in 1981. It deals with a dystopian alternative future in which mutants are incarcerated in internment camps. An adult Kate Pryde transfers her mind into her younger self, the present-day Kitty Pryde, who brings the X-Men to prevent a fatal moment in history which triggers anti-mutant hysteria.The storyline was very popular at the time and was produced during the franchise's rapid rise to popularity due to the writer/artist team of Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin. As a result of the storyline's popularity, the dark future seen in the story has been revisited numerous times. The first issue of this storyline was voted the 25th greatest Marvel Comic of all time by the fans in 2001.This reality in which the story occurs is designated Earth-811 in the Marvel Multiverse.
How true to the comic is the movie going to be remains yet to be seen.