The clip, featuring never before seen footage from the film, was released through the official X Men movie Instagram page today
Like trailers? How about really fast ones with no dialogue and blink and you'll miss it moments? Yeah? Then the new X Men: Days of Future Past promo will be perfect for you and your busy schedule, and its available for your viewing pleasure at the bottom of the page.
Director Bryan Singer will also be answering questions next week
The clip, a brief few seconds look at the upcoming X Men movie, was uploaded to the official X Men movies Instagram page earlier today (24 Oct.) to give fans their very first look at the project. The seizure-inducing clip isn't just here to wet our appetite until the next year though, as it also serves as a pre-trailer trailer, meaning that it precedes the release of the official trailer by a few day. The actual, official trailer will be released virally and in cinemas on 29 October.
There really isn't too much to take away from the clip in terms of a story line, but as we already know (especially if you're a devoted X Men nerd), the film follows the 1981 'Uncanny X Men' story line of the same name, which is set in a dystopian future where mutants are rounded up and placed in internment camp or killed. In the comics, the future-based Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) uses her phasing abilities to go back in time and change the course of history by erasing the event that triggers the anti-mutant hysteria from the history books.
In order to fit in with the previous films, Days of Future Past won't be a direct rip of the comic storyline, but will follow a similar story, one that is split across two timelines and sees the characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class in order to save their own future. For those who want a little more explanation, director Bryan Singer on 28 October on the movie's official Twitter page.
X Men: Days of Future Past will arrive in cinemas on 23 May, 2014.
Don't worry, Hugh Jackman will be back.