Uh-oh Michael Fassbender is back in the helmet, flicking puny humans into the air. Ian McKellen pouts knowingly. Hugh Jackman is angry again. It can only be X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

In the upcoming latest episode in the Marvel series, everyone’s favourite mutants must team up with their younger selves to influence a major historical event and… we have no idea what, when, where or how, but it looks lively.

Fox distribution executives must wish they could jump ahead to May 23 to find out how the movie performs.

Then again, judging by what Wolverine goes through in his teleportation scene, maybe they’d prefer to sweat it out in the Here And Now.

However the omens suggest good things lie in store. The franchise has grossed close to $1.9bn since Bryan Singer’s X-Men started it all back in 2000.

The director returns to the fray, as do Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Nicholas Hoult plus Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy and Evan Peters.

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