X-Men: Days of Future Past finishes filming, latest images tease 70s setting and mutant museum
Production has officially wrapped on Bryan Singer's new epic X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Filmed in Montreal, Canada, with 3D cameras, the movie is due out in May 2014 and brings together cast from the past setting of X-Men: First Class (including Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till) with cast from the original trilogy (including Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Daniel Cudmore).
As principal photography ended on Saturday, the director tweeted a picture from the set showing (below, from left) writer Simon Kinberg, Bryan Singer, Hugh Jackman and producer Hutch Parker.
Another still from the production (featured at the top of this article) has also surfaced, showing a 1973 scene with Nicholas Hoult as a very human Beast (the change from the blue furry version seen in First Class will no doubt be explained in the story) alongside Wolverine and McAvoy's Xavier.
The cast also features Josh Helman as a younger version of William Stryker, an anti-mutant military scientist who was also in X2 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In addition, some new characters are introduced including Quicksilver, Warpath, Bishop, Blink and Sunspot.
The story revolves around Wolverine being sent back in time to prevent a terrible future from ever happening. Jackman recently dismissed reports that he had been offered $100 million to play the role in four further films, saying his approach was instead to consider individual projects on their own merits.
Also at the heart of the Days of Future Past story is Peter Dinklage's character Bolivar Trask, who is known to comic book fans as creator of the Sentinels, robots built to protect mankind from the 'threat' of mutants. You can find some background material on the Trask Industries promotional website.
Below are some images released earlier of the Sentinels, one with Bryan Singer, another showing a Sentinel at Ronald Reagan's inauguration.
There's also a couple of Sentinel-themed posters along with stunning posters showing the film's two versions of Xavier and Magneto.
Another recent image tweeted by Singer shows some kind of mutant museum, housing artefacts including what appear to be the coin Magneto used to kill Sebastian Shaw, the first costume worn by Havok, Magneto's original helmet taken from Shaw and one of the wings from Zoe Kravitz's Angel Salvadore.
Little is known about the details of the story, but with nine months to go before release (which will be taken up with post-production work such as adding special effects) we are sure to get plenty more information. Follow Bryan Singer on Twitter for more tidbits and images.