Mutants blast fire, slide on ice and jump through portals in a clip from X-Men: Days of Future Past that Ellen Page – the movie’s Shadowcat – premiered during the MTV Movie Awards. The one-minute teaser shows a snippet of the movie’s opening battle, which includes a lot of running and jumping as they react to a Sentinel attack. But, like a good teaser, it doesn’t reveal much more than immediate urgency and anticipation, feelings that will only be resolved when the movie hits theaters on May 23rd.
In the movie, the X-Men send Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to the past in an effort to alter the course of history that would otherwise bring extinction to man and mutant alike. The plot comes from a 1981 story from Marvel Comics’ Uncanny X-Men, and the movie brings together the cast of the first X-Men movie trilogy and the mutants of X-Men: First Class.
As such, Days of Future Past sports a star-studded cast, which includes Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. The clip above shows Page in action, as well as Shawn Ashmore (Iceman), Daniel Cudmore (Colossus), Adan Canto (Sunspot), Omar Sy (Bishop), Fan Bingbing (Blink) and Booboo Stewart (Warpath). Peter Dinklage is also joining the cast for the film.The film has previously put out two teasers, a five-second Instagram post in October and a much longer, nearly three-minute official trailer in March.
The movie was directed by Bryan Singer, who directed both 2000’s X-Men and 2003’s X2: X-Men United. He is also working on X-Men: Apocalypse, according to Entertainment Weekly, which will come out in May 2016.