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X-Men Days of Future Past — See J.Law, Hugh, Halle and More in Epic New Trailer (VIDEO)

2014 is shaping up to be an X-traordinary year in blockbuster cinema, thanks in part to the May release of X-Men: Days of Future Past.

To amp up the excitement even higher, 20th Century Fox just released the second official trailer for the highly-anticipated sequel on YouTube.

The film charts two chronologies in the story of the super-powered mutants — the present-day timeframe established by the original X-Men film trilogy and the 1970s-era continuation of X-Men: First Class.

In the story, frenemies Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellen) realize that mutants are on the "edge of extinction" — and they send Wolverine's (Hugh Jackman) consciousness back to his body in the 1970s with a new mission: to end the war before it begins.

Once he time-jumps, Wolvie finds himself in the middle of a Cold War — not so much the geopolitical one as the bad blood formed between between younger Professor X (James McAvoy) and younger Magneto (Michael Fassbender).

"You took the things that mean the most to me," young Professor X tells Magneto — as we see shots of Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) being a shapeshifting badass.

"Maybe you should have fought harder for them," Magneto replies.

We also see glimpses of other mutants — the weather-controlling Storm (Halle Berry), ice-generating Iceman (Shawn Ashmore), solids-traversing Kitty (Ellen Page), and hulking-out Beast (Nicholas Hoult).

All of the time-tripping action kicks off when the film hits theaters on May 23. In the meantime, check out the trailer below and give us your thoughts in the comment section!


Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!

03.24.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Dan Clarendon
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