With X-Men: Days Of Future Past hitting theaters this weekend, Professor Charles Xavier’s team of mutant superheroes are front and center in the Hollywood hype machine, reminding everyone that the upcoming, time-hopping adventure will feature an impressive list of characters old and new when the franchise returns to the screen.
One of the promotional elements Fox has rolled out for Days Of Future Past is a series of “Power Piece” videos that profile some of the mutants appearing in the film and offer a brief glimpse at the powers they wield. A trio of new videos recently arrived online that put the spotlight on two returning mutants, Iceman and Colossus, and one new addition to the franchise, Bishop.
One video features Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) showing off his ability to generate powerful blasts of ice and freeze the objects around him, while another showcases the mutant ability of Colossus (Daniel Cudmore) to turn his skin into a malleable, but near-indestructible metal. The final video features newcomer Bishop (Omar Sy), a mutant from the future who is able to absorb and redirect energy. All three of the characters are shown in the dystopian future timeline of the film, wherein massive robotic “sentinels” are hunting the mutants.
Previous “Power Piece” videos have featured Professor X (James McAvoy), Storm (Halle Berry), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), and Blink (Bingbing Fan), among other mutants. The entire series is archived at the official X-Men movies channel on YouTube.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past hits theaters May 23.