'X-Men: Days of Future Past': Sentinels Mastermind Teased (Photo)
Director Bryan Singer tweeted an image confirming the presence of Trask Industries, believed to be a reference to the scientist who created the mutant-hunting robots in the comics.
X-Men fans might recall Bolivar Trask is the name of the military mastermind who created the Sentinels -- the giant, mutant-hunting robots long rumored to play a role in Days of Future Past.
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) May 28, 2013
On a possibly related note, the identity of Peter Dinklage’s mystery villain has not yet been revealed, but last week Singer tweeted a photo of the Game of Thrones star sporting a mustache and reviewing a script. In the comics, Bolivar Trask is depicted as having a mustache. That fact -- combined with the Trask Industries photo -- set X-fans into a frenzy on Twitter on Tuesday with speculation that Dinklage is playing the mutant-fearing scientist.
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) May 20, 2013
Nothing is definitive, but Singer sure knows how to stir the speculation pot.
Fox’s Days of Future Past features X-Men: First Class castmembers James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult, with original X-Men trilogy actors Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore on board to reprise their roles. American Horror Story breakout star Evan Peters was last week announced as playing Quicksilver.
It is slated for a July 18, 2014, release.