New X-Men Images: Empire Covers Show Off CharactersBy: Toni Matthews-El - January 28, 2014
Okay, I admit it.
I am one of those people that has suffered from a “Wolverine” overdose in recent years. I respect Hugh Jackman’s interpretation of the character (especially in the very first X-Men movie). Still, I feel like the stand alone movies and X-Men 3 had disappointed me to the point where I couldn’t even be cautiously optimistic.
Now Wolverine is meant to have an important role to play in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past movie. A role that will once again put him front and center. I won’t spoil what that role is for any non-comic fans who have no idea what’s going to happen. I will say that my expectations aren’t as high as others.
However, when I saw the covers that Empire magazine began to roll out and glimpsed a take on the classic Wolverine costume, I might have gasped. And I might have become a tiny bit more excited for this film than I want to admit.
Quicksilver is introduced (the first of two separate interpretations of the character). Does this mean we’ll be getting the Scarlet Witch at some point? Will the character be connected to Magneto? No idea, but what is known is that the redesign isn’t unanimously popular.
Blink is introduced to these movies as well. This is a character to keep your eye on as well. Not only does she have a part to play in this film, but with the announcement of an X-Men: Apocalypse movie, she may have an even bigger role to play in the next film, should they go the “Age of Apocalypse” route.
There are a couple of “re-introductions” as well.
The Sentinels may have been glimpsed in the Danger Room in the past, but now it looks like we’ll be seeing the infamous giant robots of X-Men lore in action.
Toad’s character has been rebooted, and even features a new actor. I have to say the goggles do make him look a bit more toad-like. It will be interesting to see what is done with this character.
There are many other covers and characters to see. Check them out and feel free to share which ones are your favorites!
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