Mutant or Sentinel? How much do you know about X-Men: Days of Future Past?


By: Lenore Brown

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"X-Men: Days of Future Past" is one of the highly successful X-Men movies, telling the stories of several mutants and their challenges in a world that sometimes fears what is different.

Which star of "The Hunger Games" plays the blue-skinned mutant, Mystique?

Jennifer Lawrence plays the role of Mystique in "X-Men: Days of Future Past." She is also known for hit movies like "Silver Linings Playbook," "American Hustle" and all of the "Hunger Games" films. Her career began when she did a cold read at 14 years old and impressed agents.


What is Magneto's power?

Magneto is a mutant that can control the magnetic fields around him. When he is not getting along with Professor X, Magneto is a danger to the X-Men. His power can bring down skyscrapers, airplanes, and frankly, entire cities.


Which actor has repeatedly played the role of Wolverine?

Hugh Jackman plays the role of Wolverine in the "X-Men" movies. Wolverine is known by the common name Logan, and he is also sometimes called Weapon X. His claws were originally made of bone, but they were later transformed into adamantium claws which are much more powerful than bone.


What is the name of the robots that were sent to hunt mutants in 1973?

Sentinels, a type of robot deployed to kill mutants, were first deployed in 1973. Later, they were also harming humans were who helped mutants. Professor X and the X-Men tried to deal with the Sentinels, but it was almost impossible because the Sentinels can adapt to many of the X-Men's abilities. Talk about a shape-shifting robot!


What is Kitty Pryde able to do?

Kitty Pryde can send a person's consciousness back into their past, but doing so can sometimes harm the person trying to go back in time. Charles Xavier, also known as Professor X, asks Kitty to send his consciousness back, but she can only send him back a few weeks, due to the danger of doing so. So, Logan decides to go back to the 1970s instead, because he thinks he can handle it. Ellen Page plays the character of Kitty Pryde.


Who created the Sentinel program?

Bolivar Trask created the sentinel program and Mystique killed him in 1973. Unfortunately, the murder did not have the intended effect, as the public grew to oppose mutants. Professor X wants to go back to 1973 to prevent the assassination of Bolivar, in order to prevent the hatred against mutants from ever arising.


What happens when Wolverine is shot?

Wolverine is invincible to harm that would kill a normal person or even some other mutants. Not long after going back to 1973 he is shot, but his wounds heal. However, if Wolverine is shot in the head, other unintended effects might occur.


What is Professor X doing in 1973 that he can't do in the future?

In 1973, Professor X is walking around normally and is not relegated to a wheelchair. Hank, otherwise known as Beast, developed a serum that allows Professor X to walk but eliminates his mutant ability to read and control minds. In the future, Professor X is able to use his power but unable to walk.


In 1973, what is Magneto in prison for?

In the 1970s, Magneto was serving prison time for allegedly assassinating John F. Kennedy. He was kept under several layers of concrete at the Pentagon. At this point in time, Professor X and Magneto hated each other.


Who shoots Mystique in the leg?

Erik/Magneto shoots Mystique - he says she is a threat to the future of mutants as her DNA can lead to the creation of anti-mutant robots, called Sentinels. The bullet might have missed her, but Magneto's powers to manipulate magnetic fields guide the bullet toward her leg. He moves in to finish her off, but Beast attacks him.


Which American president gave Trask the go-ahead to continue with the Sentinel program?

When the public starts to become restless after seeing footage of rampant mutants, President Nixon authorizes the Sentinel program to move forward. With a few Sentinels ready to go, Nixon plans to announce this to the American public to reassure them. The citizens look to their government to provide protection from the perceived mutant threat.


Magneto breaks into a secure facility to steal what?

Magneto's helmet helps him repel many telepathic attacks, though the defense can be breached with surprise or extreme strength. When Magneto breaks into the facility, he also sees Havok's X-Men suit and one of Angel's wings. But, he heads straight for the helmet, which he takes into his possession.


Which character appears to drown in the Potomac River?

Wolverine is flung into the Potomac River by Magneto when fighting in the 1970s timeline and appears to drown. In the present timeline, Wolverine is unconscious. There are dangers to the present body when traveling to the past.


Which actor played Charles Xavier?

James McAvoy plays a young Charles Xavier in "X-Men: Days of Future Past." McAvoy is also known for being in such films as "Split," "Atonement" and several other "X-Men" movies. He is of Scottish heritage and began his acting career there, having starred in both stage and film roles.


Which director of "Titanic" and "The Terminator" helped influence the film's direction?

Bryan Singer, director of "X-Men: Days of Future Past," enlisted the help of James Cameron to discuss some aspects of the film. In particular, they had a lengthy conversation about time travel and multiple universes, to ensure the continuity of upcoming "X-Men" films. James Cameron is a well-known director in his own right, having won numerous awards for his involvement in making films.


Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine in many "X-Men" movies. As of "Days of Future Past," how many times has he appeared as Wolverine?

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" is the seventh time Hugh Jackman has portrayed Wolverine. This is unusual in the film world, sometimes due to conflicting projects, aging actors or the fickle public. Patrick Stewart has played Professor X in several films as well.


Halle Berry's role as Storm was reduced, due to what circumstance?

Due to her pregnancy, Halle Berry's recurring role as Storm had to be cut down for "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Storm has white hair. She is known for being able to control the weather and having the ability to fly. Berry has played Storm in several "X-Men" movies.


What name does the woman call Logan when he wakes up in 1973?

Wolverine's given name was James Howlett, so the woman he is with calls him Jimmy. His birth father was Thomas Logan, and his mutant name is Wolverine. Whether Logan preferred to be called Jimmy in the past is not immediately clear.


What Oscar nomination did this film receive?

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" is the first "X-Men" movie ever to be nominated for an Oscar, that of Best Visual Effects. From "Star Wars" to "Raiders of the Lost Ark," numerous famous films have won this Oscar. Though the film lost to "Interstellar," it was still a great honor for such a franchise.


What color is Beast?

In "X-Men: Days of Future Past," Beast has a blue color to his skin when he gets upset. This is because a serum has been developed to allow him to remain looking normal, as long as he doesn't get worked up. It's almost like he's a cousin of the Hulk.


What is the name on the mailbox at Quicksilver's house?

Quicksilver, otherwise known as Pietro Maximoff, can move and think faster than the normal human. He is also Magneto's son, although he does not know that when he first encounters Magneto. Magneto had abandoned Quicksilver's human mother when he was a child.


What classic arcade game is Quicksilver playing in his house?

Pong is one of the earliest arcade games, debuting in 1972, so it makes sense that Quicksilver would be playing it in 1973. Acclaimed video game company, Atari, designed the game. It is essentially a table tennis game made for the digital screen, and players could play against each other or against a computer opponent.


Two of the teaser posters for the film were styled like Wanted posters, with what over the faces?

In two of the teaser posters for the movie, an X covered the faces of Professor X and Magneto in an effort to make the posters appear like Wanted posters, as if the two were outlaws. This inspiration was taken from the original comic. These posters may have been used by supporters of the anti-mutant cause.


Why is Bolivar Trask a peace-lover at heart?

If humanity has something to unite against or rally behind, such as the mutants, they will stop fighting each other. This is essentially the theory that Trask subscribes to. Together with the Sentinels, Trask wants humans to come together and fight the mutants in thought, word, and deed.


Which colors are primarily seen in Logan's 1973 apartment?

Logan's 1973 apartment is decorated in various shades of brown and yellow, which are also the colors he primarily wears. They are his most prominent uniform colors. There are also Japanese references in the apartment, to pay homage to the 2013 movie, "The Wolverine."


Who was offered a cameo in the movie but turned it down?

Stan Lee was offered a cameo in "X-Men: Days of Future Past," but he had to turn it down to in order to attend Fan Expo Canada. He has, however, been seen in a cameo role in 2000's "X-Men" and 2006's "X-Men 3: The Last Stand." He's also appeared in numerous other movies and television shows.


What name does Mystique use when rescuing mutants at a Vietnam War base?

When rescuing mutants at a Vietnam War base, Mystique pretends to be someone named Colonel Sanders. Mystique's abilities enabled her to look like a Colonel Sanders. Fun fact: Colonel Sanders is also the face of Kentucky Fried Chicken.


How many knives does Warpath carry in the film?

Warpath carries two knives in "X-Men: Days of Future Past." In the film, the knives are likely made of adamantium, as that name is owned by Fox, which produced the movie. The Marvel comics refer to the knives' material as vibranium.


What vice does the young Professor Xavier appear to be afflicted with?

The young Professor Xavier appears to be battling alcoholism. The inspiration for this came from his mother in the comics, Sharon, becoming a drunk not long after her first husband died in the comics. When Logan arrives in 1973, we do see Professor Xavier looking a bit disheveled.


Which character's scenes were cut for the theatrical version, then later released in a special version of the movie on DVD?

Anna Paquin filmed several scenes as Rogue; however, they were all cut for the theatrical release of the movie. Fans can find the deleted scenes in a special DVD edition of the movie, entitled "X-Men: Days of Future Past (The Rogue Cut)" DVD. Rogue is able to absorb or sometimes remove powers or abilities from others.


What is the baseball field Magneto destroys in the film?

Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium is located in Washington, D.C., and it is the stadium Magneto destroys in "X-Men: Days of Future Past."This stadium opened in 1961 and currently still hosts sporting and musical events. Magneto essentially levitates the entire stadium and destroys it.


When Wolverine returns to the 1970s, he has bullet wounds in what shape on his chest?

The Big Dipper is a group of seven stars of the constellation called Ursa Major. Each star has its own name, and some are brighter than others. There is also a group of stars called the Little Dipper.


How many beings (human or mutant) are killed in this film?

The body count in "X-Men: Days of Future Past"is 61. This is the result of the destruction caused by the conflict among mutants, humans and Sentinels. Wolverine, Magneto and Sabretooth are all mutants that have killed many.


What year is the "future" portrayed as, in the film?

The film shows the future to be 2023, though in the comics the year is 2013. Ironically, filming for the movie began in 2013. At this point in time, Sentinels have overrun everything.


What game do Charles and Erik like to play?

Charles and Erik love to use their brilliant minds to challenge each other at chess. This game playing develops as a trope of the series, and the game can be seen in several "X-Men" movies. Chess is often seen as a strategic game to challenge intelligent or remarkable minds. Charles and Erik definitely fit that description.


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