X-Men: Days of Future Past Offers a Look at Wolverine and Beast in 1973

Hugh Jackman and Nicholas Hoult are the featured players today on the set of Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. Singer tweeted the below behind-the-scenes image with the note, “Welcome to 1973.”

Reprising his role as Wolverine for the seventh time, Jackman also joins Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing and Boo Boo Stewart in the mutant ensemble, set for release July 18, 2014.

The film is based on the comic book storyline “Days of Future Past,” which ran in Uncanny X-Men #141 and 142 back in 1981 during Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s run and introduced the idea of an alternate future for Marvel’s mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels.

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