Last month, word got out that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 would feature a post-credits sequence involving the mutants of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and the internet nearly exploded with all of the resulting speculation about what this crossover could mean for Marvel characters like Spider-Man, the X-Men, and others that exist outside the official Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sadly, it was soon revealed that the Days of Future Past clip was simply a promotional requirement of Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb’s lingering contract with X-Men studio Fox.
With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 now in theaters — after an impressive opening-weekend haul — the X-Men: Days of Future Past clip has found its way online, offering an early peek at a great sequence from the upcoming sequel to X-Men: First Class.
In the clip, Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) confronts a young William Stryker (Josh Helman) at a remote military base where a group of mutant soldiers are being shipped off under vague, sinister reasons. Along with featuring blue-skinned shape-shifter Mystique, the footage also includes mutants Toad (Evan Jonigkeit), Ink (Gregg Lowe), Havok (Lucas Till), and an additional, unidentified mutant soldier (played by Jaa Smith-Johnson) getting in on the action.
After rescuing the mutant soldiers from whatever fate Stryker and his team had in mind for them, Mystique tells Havok, “I’m on my own now.”
Along with releasing the post-credits clip from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Fox also released a batch of promotional images from Days of Future Past this week. The images features solo shots of many of the characters from the film, including Mystique, Toad, and many of the other returning characters and new additions to the franchise, as well as both the past and future versions of characters like Magneto (played by Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen), Charles Xavier (James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart), and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman).
X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters May 23. The film is directed by Bryan Singer and is intended to unite the original, three-film X-Men franchise with the timeline of both the Wolverine solo movies and X-Men: First Class.