After the fantastic trailer was released for X-Men: Days of Future Past, you may have noticed quite a few new faces in the fold. Apart from the normal cast (Prof. Xavier, Magneto, Wolverine, Beast, Mystique, Storm, etc.) there will be plenty of new Superheroes to feast our eyes on. We’ve gone through all of them below, but we highly recommend you watch the trailer first:
Director Bryan Singer commented on the new superheroes:
“They’re not really fresh recruits,” says Singer of the new mutants. “They’re more refugees that are living day to day in this hideously ruined world. They don’t have much hope in the future. They’re on the run and they join forces with the remaining X-Men to try to do this one last attempt at fixing the world.”
These new mutants are:
Played by Omar Sy, Bishop was one of my favourite childhood Superheroes. Bishop was a member of Xavier’s Security Enforcers (initially called the Xavier School Enforcers), a mutant police force from adystopian future of the Marvel Universe. He traveled to the 20th century and joined the X-Men, a team he knew only as legends. A brash antihero, he had difficulty adjusting to the norms of the time period. After a decade and a half of acting as a member of the team, Bishop was instead portrayed as one of the X-Men’s main antagonists.
Played by Adan Canto, Sunspot possesses the ability to absorb and channel solar power. He is idealistic and impulsive, but is considered a close friend of many of his teammates. He was an important member of the X-Men’s 1980s-era junior team and its reincarnation X-Force.
Played by Bingbing Fan, Blink is an An unstable mutant with the ability to teleport, Blink was one of the mutants captured by the Phalanx during the 1994 X-Universe crossover event Phalanx Covenant. In print, the character died within a month of her first appearance. However, Lobdell and Madureira redefined Blink as a more confident and assertive character in the parallel universe storyline “Age of Apocalypse” (1995). As a result of her redefinition and increased exposure during that event, Blink became a fan favorite, as exemplified in her return in the regular title Exiles in 2001.
Played by Booboo Stewart, Warpath is an Apache Native American that possesses mutant superhuman strength and speed, like his older brother, the short-lived X-Men Thunderbird, though Warpath’s power-levels are much higher. He originally blamed the X-Men for his brother’s death and joined the villain group the Hellions to get revenge. He later reconsidered his views and became a longtime member of the militant X-Men offshoot X-Force. After a long journey to the Shi’ar Empire with the Uncanny X-Men, Warpath became a member of the new incarnation of X-Force but he left after the events of Necrosha.
We were not fortunate enough to get a glimpse of Quicksilver and Colossus (below) in the new trailer:
Played by Evan Peters, he is the son of Magneto, and the twin brother of the Scarlet Witch, Debuting in the Silver Age of comic books, Quicksilver has featured in four decades of Marvel continuity, starring in the self-titled series Quicksilver and as a regular team member in superhero title the Avengers. In 2006, IGN named Quicksilver #23 on their list of “The Top 25 X-Men Of All Time” commenting that “Quicksilver was the shining example of a villain turned good.
Played by Daniel Cudmore, a Russian mutant. Colossus is a member of the X-Men, and is by far the physically strongest member of the team, being able to transform into a strong metallic form. Even without his powers he holds a physically imposing figure standing at 6′ 7″ (200 cm). Throughout the series he has been portrayed as a quiet, shy character, honest and innocent. He has had a fairly consistent presence in X-Men-related comic books since his debut. A talented artist, he only reluctantly agrees to use his powers in combat, feeling it is his responsibility to use his abilities for the betterment of human and mutant-kind.