Sentinels And Trask Teased For X-Men Days of Future Past

By Mike Andronico , Updated May 29, 2013 07:30 PM EDT
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X-Men director Bryan Singer just can't help himself from Tweeting out pictures from the set of Days of Future Past, from his lunch date with Patrick Stewart to a shot of Nicolas Hoult's Hank McCoy and Hugh Jackman's iconic Wolverine standing side-by-side. Don't expect the marketing to slow down anytime soon, as Singer's latest tweet will surely excite X-Men fans who fancy themselves some purple robots.

Singer just tweeted out a shot of a craft worker wearing a "Trask Industries" jumpsuit. If you're an X-Men newbie scratching your head as to why this is a big deal, Trask Industries is the company owned by Bolivar Trask, one of the primary antagonists of various X-Men comic arcs and the 90s animated series. One of the many mutant-haters in the Marvel Universe, Trask designed the Sentinels, the massive pink and purple anti-mutant robots that have become iconic enemies of the X-Men since their inception in the 1960s.

Though famous to cartoon and comic fans, the Sentinels haven't had much screen time in Marvel films aside from the opening Danger Room sequence of X3: The Last Stand

While the presence of Trask Industries doesn't guarantee the appearance of Trask and his trusty Sentinels (Oscorp was in Amazing Spider-Man but not Norman Osborn), Yahoo! points out that Peter Dinklage of Narnia fame is all-but confirmed to play the role of Bolivar. Both Trask and his army of Sentinels play a key role in the "Days of Future Past" comic arc that the film got its name from, so the pieces of this nerd-rumor puzzle are fitting together quite nicely for fans of the X-Men.

X-Men: Days of Future Past will bring characters from First Class and the original X-Men film trilogy together on-screen for the first time when it hits theatres in July 2014. Are you ready to see the Sentinels finally get some action on the big screen?

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