X-Men Days of Future Past was one of the most popular comics ever produced by Marvel. This two issue story arc from #141 and #142 is being brought to life through the latest X-Men film. As the release date swiftly approaches for the latest X-Men movie, fans are trying to get some information on what new characters are appearing in the film. After searching through some casting information, here is a list of new characters featured in Days of Future Past.
Colossus is not necessarily a brand new character because he made very brief appearances in X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. It does seem that Colossus might have a larger role in Days of Future Past. Colossus has the power to transform his body into organic steel which is virtually indestructible. While in his steel form Colossus has extreme superhuman strength. One rumor is that one of the classic X-Men attack moves is going to happen in the new movie. Colossus and Wolverine team up for the fast ball special. Colossus picks up Wolverine and throws him at the intended target with all of his strength. If that attack is not devastating, nothing will be.
Quicksilver is one of the mutants from the past with the power of super speed. His character rivals the DC character the Flash. Quicksilver is the brother of the Scarlet Witch, who does not appear in the Days of Future Past film, and is the son of Magneto. Interestingly, Quicksilver was also a member of the Avengers and will be making an onscreen debut in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Blink has the power to teleport herself and others. She is also able to deliver devastating attacks because she is able to teleport parts of inanimate objects. Blink just might have the ability to cut a Sentinel I half with that kind of power. Her character may be a substitute for the classic X-Men character Nightcrawler.
Bishop is one of the future X-Men doing battle with the Sentinel armies. He has the power to absorb energy attacks and redirect them at the attacker. Bishop was one of the 90’s additions to the X-Men franchise and was not a character in the original Days of Future Past storyline. However, in one animated version of the Days of Future Past story, it is Bishop who is sent into the past to change history.
Sunspot was a character from the Marvel comic The New Mutants, which was a team of trainees from Xavier’s School for Gifted Students. These students were eventually going to graduate from trainees to being members of the regular X-Men team. Sunspot has the ability to absorb solar energy and convert it into physical strength. One weakness that Sunspot has is that he must have access to solar energy to keep his strength. Once he runs out of solar energy, he powers down.
Warpath is an Apache Indian with the power of superhuman strength and speed. He may be most comparable to Captain America’s abilities. Warpath has been a member of the team X-Force and the X-Men. It is unclear what precise role Warpath will play in Days of Future Past but in the trailer it appears that he is fighting Sentinels in the future.
These characters make up the new mutants that will be lending their abilities to fight on against the Sentinels. With all of these new characters in the mix, Days of Future Past promises to be a thrill ride of epic proportions. X-Men Days of Future past hits the theaters on May 23, 2014.