Last week, X-Men fans were promised a new trailer of X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Yesterday, they were given something far more unique.
The new X-men movie teamed up with Empire Magazine, and yesterday they released 25 magazine covers featuring X-Men characters that will appear in the new movie. Some characters are old favorites, but there are also brand new characters included in the mix.
The marketing tactic was much more effective than a trailer, which can sometimes give away too much of the movie. This was a great way to showcase the large number of characters the movie is going to have while still keeping an air of mystery about it all. Nicely done, 20th Century Fox. Everyone is definitely talking about you.
The pictures showcase the characters and their personalities in all their glory. Magneto is giving a harsh glare, Storm is calling to the weather gods, and Wolverine isn’t wearing a shirt. Whether that last one is part of Wolverine’s personality or Hugh Jackman‘s, I don’t really care. It works for me either way.