25 X-Men: Days of Future Past characters

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

X-Men Days of Future Past
Patrick Stewart as the psychic Professor X.

Empire Magazine, the biggest film magazine in the United Kingdom, celebrated its 25th anniversary with 25 exclusive X-Men: Days of Future Past covers.

Each one featured a different character, including the mutant-hunting robotic Sentinels.

One cover was revealed every hour for 24 hours from Monday night to Tuesday night, with Marvel favorites like Bishop, Blink, Warpath, and Sunspot gracing the covers in dramatic action poses.

The huge cast is mind-boggling, confirming that this summer’s mega flick will redefine the meaning of epic.

Will Days of Future Past be the first X-Men film to break the $500 million mark? X-Men: The Last Stand, which was the third movie in the original trilogy, came close at $459 million. Now, given Marvel’s growing empire of movie domination with the Avengers series, all signs point to yes.

Get ready for May 23, when the younger X-Men: First Class members will join forces with their older selves to save the future.

Images courtesy of Empire Magazine.