New X-Men: Days of Future Past released via official Tumblr

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The official Tumblr account for X-Men: Days of Future Past released a new still from the film showing  in the 1973 timeline of the film. McCoy and Wolverine stand behind Charles, who is now wheelchair bound, as the three of them look down the familiar X-Men hallway:

x-men-days-of-future-past-Charles-Xavier-James-McAvoy-Hank-McCoy-Nicolas-Hoult-Wolverine-Hugh-JackmanEarlier today we reported that Brian Singer announced the end of production on the latest X-Men film via Twitter, while also revealing some behind the scene photos from the final days of filming. Similarly, a behind-the-scenes photo was released last month which showed the filming of the above scene:

x-men-days-of-future-past-behind-the-scenesConfused about the 1973 timeline comment? Here’s an explanation of the film’s time-travel plot via Vulture, which starts to explain that the film is split between a “present” and “past” timeline — hence the name, Days of Future Past:

In Singer’s take, Ellen Page returns as Kitty from the Brett Ratner–directed X-Men: The Last Stand, but this time she uses her powers to send Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine back into the past, where he encounters the younger mutants played by James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and Michael Fassbender. However, something bad happens to Kitty during the time-travel trance, and while Wolverine is still under her spell, the other X-Men must race to find a mutant who can siphon Kitty’s powers and bring their friend back to the future. Could that be the plot development that brings Anna Paquin’s power-copying Rogue into the fold once again?

X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to hit theaters on July 18th, 2014!

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