Everyone behind X-Men: Days of Future Past wants you to know that its time to finally get excited. Ever since well-timed viral marketing kicked off at San Diegos Comic Con, things have been getting very interesting concerning details for the next film in the X-Men franchise. Anyone who went to The Wolverine and stayed through the credits has also had a small taste of whats being planned. The viral website www.Trask-Industries.com has just updated to provide background and information on the Sentinels and other ground-breaking discoveries that have been headed up by its creator, Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage). Thats right, after decades of fan speculation and an exceedingly pathetic tease in X-Men: The Last Stand, the towering robotic monstrosities known as Sentinels are headed to the big-screen and the videos on the new site give us glimpses of their creation. In addition to those teases, the website also offers some plot details for those who want to learn more. Heres a sampling of what youll find there:
In 1973, Trask Industries introduced the first Sentinel production model, the Mark I. Bolivar Trasks groundbreaking research in AI, robotics and autonomous ballistic systems laid the foundation for the world's most capable anti-mutant defense system. Since the program's inception, weve continued to advance our founder's cause through eight additional generational upgrades and enhancements. As we celebrate five decades of achievement, we also bid farewell to regular production of the Mark I and shift our efforts to full-time manufacturing of the Mark X our first complete overhaul of the Sentinel line. These highly anticipated units will combine next-generation nanotechnology and bioweapon breakthroughs, promising an even brighter future for the human race.
All of this will no doubt ramp-up over the next year as we close-in on Days of Future Pasts release date of May 23, 2014. Check out the viral video below, or go directly to the Trask-Industries website and peruse the goods. Does any of this viral marketing work for you? Is it a good idea to get excited this early for the film, or are we being set-up for a Last Stand sort of disappointment?