Are the 'X-Men' Getting Overcrowded?

The reason that Marvel will never run out of X-Men stories to tell is because there are so many of them. Mutants, that is. If there's one thing to take away from the final trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past , it's that Marvel definitely isn't shy about making use of the endless amount of mutants at their disposal. The previous trailers for the movie, and even the sneak peek that premiered at the MTV Movie Awards, only hinted at the sheer scope of the plot. The new trailer goes all out in displaying the sheer scope of the cast — and it is huge.

Of course, that's only to be expected. The amount of source work that they have to reference aside, Marvel is combining the talents of the X-Men of the present with the talents of the X-Men of the past in order to save the future. It's right there in the title of the movie. When two different generations of the team get together, it's not exactly going to be a small party. Add that to the fact that they're even working with Magneto — in a reunion so joyful that it begins with Charles Xavier punching his old friend in the face — and the real question becomes whether or not they even going to have time to shine a spotlight on half the mutants in the movie.

Wolverine is front and center of course. As the fan favorite of the X-Men, spanning the comics, the movies, and several television shows (Wolverine and the X-Men among the most blatant), he was the perfect tie between the team of the past and the team of the future. Except not really, as the trailer proves his people skills are just as terrible as they've ever been. Even young Xavier has better people skills than him in the trailer and he's shaggy-haired and presumably drunk when Wolverine finds him.

The trailer does one thing perfectly and that is show that Marvel knows how to take a lot of threads and somehow weave them into something coherent and exciting. Even if your favorite member of the X-Men shows up only to get no lines and barely any screen time, the overall plot is perfectly serviced to making sure their presence there doesn't feel wasted. Besides, having so many X-Men around for one movie will give Marvel a good indication of who's popular enough (besides Mystique) to deserve that spin-off.

Watch the final trailer below.

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