January 27, 2014 1:05pm PT by Graeme McMillan
The Looks of 'Future Past's' Quicksilver, Havok and Others Revealed
For X-Men completists, today is either a great day, or one that bodes ill for bank balances in the near future. British movie magazine Empire has announced a special gimmick for its 25th anniversary issue: 25 different covers, each one spotlighting a different character from (and, in one case, director of) this summer's X-Men: Days of Future Past, with some being seen for the first time.
With new covers being released throughout the day, we've seen the first glimpse of the movie's Havok, Toad and Quicksilver, as well as new looks at Young Magneto, Young Xavier, Wolverine (both young and old) and Young Beast -- as well as shots of a Sentinel, Peter Dinklage as the movie's villain, Bolivar Trask, and Bryan Singer, sitting amid the world he's brought to the screen.
So far, response from the X-faithful has been mixed, with the design for Quicksilver in particular garnering some unfavorable commentary online:
Quicksilver in the new "X-Men: Days of Future Past" movie is basically Kid Vid from the Burger King Kid's Club. pic.twitter.com/HKhEWTDN6X— Brandon Schaefer (@seekandspeak) January 27, 2014
Somewhere, the costume designers for Avengers: Age of Ultron -- in which an alternate Quicksilver is due to make an appearance -- are taking notes and frantically redesigning their own take on the character.