With the May 23rd release date creeping up on us, Bryan Singer’s upcoming mutant mayhem movie, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is high on everyone’s must-see list. In an attempt to quell your desire to time travel with Xavier and his crew, the Poster Posse has a plethora of tribute art to share with you in two separate phases.
This time out the artists that have participated are: Andy Fairhurst, Ben Mcleod, Ben Whitesell, Berkay Daglar, Chris Garofalo, Daniel Nash, Doaly, Florey, Harlan Elam, Joe Vetoe, Juan Hugo Martinez, Khoa Ho, Luke Butland, Patrick Connan, Peter Gutierrez, Rhys James, Richard Davies, Robert Bruno, Matt Needle, Rodolfo Reyes, Ron Guyatt, Salvador Anguiano, Sharm Murugiah, Tom Miatke, Fernando Reza, Kaz Oomori
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.
Check out Phase 1 of Poster Posse #6: “X-men: Days Of Future Past” Please let us know what you think down in the comments section. Come back tomorrow when we release Phase 2 of the project.
Robert Bruno – “To be honest, I was a bit stuck at the beginning of this piece. There was very little reference material as the film won’t hit theaters until the end of May. I knew there were a lot of awesome new characters, in addition to the already established X-men heroes and villains in previous movies. I had also heard that Peter Dinklage was playing Bolivar Trask, who is a major antagonist in the X-Men comics. I couldn’t decide on who to and who not to include so I settled on a single image of Trask, sort of a propaganda inspired poster promoting his ‘Trask Industries,’ which was created to essentially hunt down and ‘eradicate’ the remaining mutants. I thought it would be interesting to have a flyer that contained a cheesy mugshot of Trask and make it look like it was taped onto a wall. Then I thought, what better way to tie in the X:Men then to have Wolvie’s claws slashing through it. (I even decided to add a cigar burn for good measure.) The story of the film version of ‘Days of Future Past’ involves Wolverine altering certain events in the past to prevent a future global doom. I thought this dynamic between Trask and Wolverine would be interesting and symbolic of the films plot. – Robert Bruno
“The Void” – “Here are two versions, one with an obscene amount of color, and one nearly void of it. Since the idea of the piece is the colliding of the past with the future, I figured why not just go extreme on both ends?” – Peter Gutierrez
“Sentinel” – “I wanted to play with the idea of knowing the future, so I did a tarot card featuring the sentinel, which is death to the mutants. There are 2 variants to this poster, the Sentinel and the Future Sentinel.” – Salvador Anguiano
There you have it….Phase 1 of Poster Posse Project #6 is officially in the books. Again, be sure to come back by tomorrow to see Phase 2 as more fantastic artists put their spin on Singer’s upcoming film. You can also follow the Poster Posse on TWITTER as I am sure the artists will be chatting it up after the reveals.