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With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 set to launch this weekend, it’s time to gear up for the next big superhero movie: Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past. And though Singer himself may be a little hamstrung in promoting the film, that won’t stop the film’s marketing from giving us a barrage of additional material, and now the the first clip from the film has landed online.


The first scene promises action as Jennifer Lawrence‘s Mystique infiltrates a meeting with Peter Dinklage‘s Bolivar Trask, who is setting out to remove the mutant problem from the world with his specialty equipment from his Trask Industries. Mystique doesn’t take kindly to that and starts to take down the room with some flipping and some kicking. The all-blue get up has to be both a boost and a curse to the stunt team. Yeah, it’s easier to double your star, but there’s not a lot of padding when you’re covered in paint.

Future Past will get a boost from the release of Spider-Man 2 (which is set to open this weekend to big numbers), as there’s a teaser clip from the former attached to the latter. It’s hard to say if the Singer scandal will affect the film at all — right now the lawsuit against Singer feels like inside baseball, but the scandal could end up becoming front page news before this hits theaters. We shall see as X-Men: Days of Future Past is scheduled to hit theaters May 23.

Who’s your favorite mutant?