Damn … the news that X-Men fans have been waiting for ever since the mutant superhero team made their debut on the big screen has finally come. Today we learn OFFICIALLY that the infamous Sentinels created by Trask Industries will FINALLY be introduced to the X-Men movie universe when X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in theaters next year. A promo website, promo video and photos have been released and today we get to see what the Sentinels will look like “in real life”. Additionally, we get our first look at actor Peter Dinklage in character as Bolivar Trask. Click the embed above to watch the promo video then click below to get your first look at Dinklage as the villainous Trask.
X-Men fans are getting the Sentinels. Twentieth Century Fox has launched a website for Trask Industries, the company behind the giant Sentinel robots that threaten to annihilate the X-Men and other mutants in the Marvel comicbooks. The robots will be featured in “X-Men Days of Future Past.” Fans of the superheroes have long wanted the Sentinels to appear in Fox’s film franchise and will finally get their wish in the seventh film, out May 23, 2014. Fox promoted Trask Industries at Comic-Con this month, giving away promotional posters featuring the robots and other items featuring Trask Industries. A mention of Trask Industries and foreboding warning of the Sentinels also appears at the end of “The Wolverine,” out in theaters now.
Erm, yes, so do stay until after the credits to see the extra scene at the end of The Wolverine.
Now the studio has launched an elaborate website for Trask-Industries.com to give more background on the company and history of the Sentinel program, headed by Bolivar Trask, played by Peter Dinklage in the film. According to the website:
“In 1973, Trask Industries introduced the first Sentinel production model, the Mark I. Bolivar Trask’s groundbreaking research in AI, robotics and autonomous ballistic systems laid the foundation for the world’s most capable anti-mutant defense system. Since the program’s inception, we’ve continued to advance our founder’s cause through eight additional generational upgrades and enhancements. As we celebrate five decades of achievement, we also bid farewell to regular production of the Mark I and shift our efforts to full-time manufacturing of the Mark X — our first complete overhaul of the Sentinel line. These highly anticipated units will combine next-generation nanotechnology and bioweapon breakthroughs, promising an even brighter future for the human race.”
This fictional Trask website features some neat photos of Sentinels inserted into real life events, like the inauguration of Ronald Regan as president (which you can see above). I can’t even tell you how excited I am about this news. The Sentinels have always been heavily featured in the X-Men cartoons but it’s taken THIS LONG for the robots to make it into the movies. Days of Future Past promises to be an amazing film, thus far … I am loving EVERYTHING ABOUT IT. I didn’t think it was possible but Days of Future Past might actually turn out better than X-Men: First Class did. Wow.