Latest Movie News Headlines

Updated: Viral video for X-Men: Days of Future Past focuses on the future with Trask Industries

Jul. 30, 2013by: Paul Shirey

UPDATE: The viral site for Trask Industries has gone up as well, featuring a lot of cool content, including some plot details, images, and more. Check it out here and scan below for some cool pics of the Sentinals of the "past."

The first piece of viral marketing has kicked off for Bryan Singer's X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST in this new "promo" video for Trask Industries, which focuses on how they're keeping you "safe" for the future...by having creepy Sentinals watch over you at the beach. It's a cool nod and fits squarely within that post-credits sequence in THE WOLVERINE, leading us directly into the time-spanning X-Men tale that awaits next year. No sign of any X-Men in the clip, nor of Peter Dinklage's Bolivar Trask, but some Sentinal teases are present, which makes this feel almost like a viral for THE TERMINATOR. Cool stuff.

Do you feel safe from the mutant threat?:

We've seen some posters and a full head display of the Sentinal heads at Comic Con this year, as well as a trailer for the upcoming 7th entry in the X-franchise (including THE WOLVERINE films) and everything is shaping up to be a positive for the ambitious and epic-scale pic. As someone who was on the fence when they were assembling this massive undertaking, the trailer at SDCC left me giddy with excitement. Let's hope Singer can pull this off.

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST kicks off on May 23, 2014.

Check out some pics from the viral site, as well as a "plot" description about Trask Industries bio:

The Sentinel Program

In 1973, Trask Industries introduced the first Sentinel production model, the Mark I. Bolivar Trask’s groundbreaking research in AI, robotics and autonomous ballistic systems laid the foundation for the world's most capable anti-mutant defense system. Since the program's inception, we’ve continued to advance our founder's cause through eight additional generational upgrades and enhancements.

As we celebrate five decades of achievement, we also bid farewell to regular production of the Mark I and shift our efforts to full-time manufacturing of the Mark X — our first complete overhaul of the Sentinel line. These highly anticipated units will combine next-generation nanotechnology and bioweapon breakthroughs, promising an even brighter future for the human race.

Extra Tidbit: The Sentinal's don't seem as large as they should be. Could the ones we're seeing just be scaled down versions? Guess we'll have to wait and see.
Source: You Tube

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

9:39AM on 08/01/2013
TRASK
T R A S K
S A R T K
S T A R K
STARK
Just saying.
TRASK
T R A S K
S A R T K
S T A R K
STARK
Just saying.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:40AM on 07/31/2013
Of course they would have Reagan's inaugural. Let me guess, he authorizes the Sentinel program to hunt down and kill mutants because he's an evil Republican.
Of course they would have Reagan's inaugural. Let me guess, he authorizes the Sentinel program to hunt down and kill mutants because he's an evil Republican.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:29AM on 07/31/2013
No... Because he's an actor... Duh !
Just kidding
No... Because he's an actor... Duh !
Just kidding
9:19PM on 07/30/2013
So excited for this now. I can't believe it took us about 6-7 X-Men/Woverine movies before we got to Sentinels. They and Apocalypse are the villains I remember the most from the cartoons.
So excited for this now. I can't believe it took us about 6-7 X-Men/Woverine movies before we got to Sentinels. They and Apocalypse are the villains I remember the most from the cartoons.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:36AM on 07/31/2013
Well... You had one in the Danger Room scene in X3... But, you're right anyway, for I try to forget this movie ever happened...
Well... You had one in the Danger Room scene in X3... But, you're right anyway, for I try to forget this movie ever happened...
9:51AM on 07/31/2013
Oh yeah I forgot about that. I mean I remember the scene but forgot that it was an actual sentinel.
Oh yeah I forgot about that. I mean I remember the scene but forgot that it was an actual sentinel.
8:26PM on 07/30/2013
Love the Trask Industries ad that (SPOILERS!) Logan saw in the airport at the end of The Wolverine.
Love the Trask Industries ad that (SPOILERS!) Logan saw in the airport at the end of The Wolverine.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:47PM on 07/30/2013
Very effective commercial. I 2nd those who say they should show this on TV regularly.
Very effective commercial. I 2nd those who say they should show this on TV regularly.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+7
7:31PM on 07/30/2013
I wish they would play this during commercials for shows like NCIS and other old people shows on CBS. They would go apeshit seeing this and thinking it was real!
I wish they would play this during commercials for shows like NCIS and other old people shows on CBS. They would go apeshit seeing this and thinking it was real!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:16PM on 07/30/2013
I'll be damned if I'm not getting excited about this movie.
I'll be damned if I'm not getting excited about this movie.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:01PM on 07/30/2013
Do people complaining not realize these are the early sentinels? Not the ones we'll see in the future? And for goodness sakes, not everything can look like a comic-book. People will find anything to complain about.
Do people complaining not realize these are the early sentinels? Not the ones we'll see in the future? And for goodness sakes, not everything can look like a comic-book. People will find anything to complain about.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+5
5:18PM on 07/30/2013
Those are pretty damn ugly
Those are pretty damn ugly
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:30PM on 07/30/2013
In the innovation section on the viral site, it says they're 18feet tale and 4,880 lbs. Sounds pretty light for a tale robot, so I imagine these are going to be pretty maneuverable and quick when in action. Not the clunky more square sentinels we saw in the tv show.
In the innovation section on the viral site, it says they're 18feet tale and 4,880 lbs. Sounds pretty light for a tale robot, so I imagine these are going to be pretty maneuverable and quick when in action. Not the clunky more square sentinels we saw in the tv show.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:12PM on 07/30/2013

hate the look

They look like they were designed by a 5 year old. Whats with th dumb vent for a chest and the faceless face. So far I'm very disapointed in this movie from everything I've read and seen...
They look like they were designed by a 5 year old. Whats with th dumb vent for a chest and the faceless face. So far I'm very disapointed in this movie from everything I've read and seen...
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+4
4:11PM on 07/30/2013
I really like the marketing material for this. Loving the historical angle and all the generational stuff so far. My biggest worry is the sci-fi stuff. But I am hoping they have some cool stuff with the bigger Sentinels in the future.
I really like the marketing material for this. Loving the historical angle and all the generational stuff so far. My biggest worry is the sci-fi stuff. But I am hoping they have some cool stuff with the bigger Sentinels in the future.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:09PM on 07/30/2013

hate the look

They look like they were designed by a 5 year old. Whats with th dumb vent for a chest and the faceless face. So far I'm very disapointed in this movie from everything I've read and seen...
They look like they were designed by a 5 year old. Whats with th dumb vent for a chest and the faceless face. So far I'm very disapointed in this movie from everything I've read and seen...
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:12PM on 07/30/2013
As a matter of fact they look like the stupid robots from Robot Combat League...

and thats just sad.
As a matter of fact they look like the stupid robots from Robot Combat League...

and thats just sad.
8:42PM on 07/30/2013
Pretty sure most of the pictures are of the Sentinals from the past. The one with "The dumb vent for a chest" appears to be standing behind Nixon, so its fair to say that aside from the Heads, we dont know what they will look like in full yet.

I do agree with others though, they do seem small. Which leads me to believe that these may only be the first threat, and we will see larger ones in the films Climax.
Pretty sure most of the pictures are of the Sentinals from the past. The one with "The dumb vent for a chest" appears to be standing behind Nixon, so its fair to say that aside from the Heads, we dont know what they will look like in full yet.

I do agree with others though, they do seem small. Which leads me to believe that these may only be the first threat, and we will see larger ones in the films Climax.
3:59PM on 07/30/2013
That was pretty well made. It looks just like a real commercial.
That was pretty well made. It looks just like a real commercial.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:51PM on 07/30/2013

I'm on board!

No disrespect to all the comic book readers here, but I am REALLY glad that I have no clue as to how things are "supposed" to go. If this movie is on par with X2 and the Sentinals are as large as I remember them being on the cartoon, I'm thinking I'm going to be in mutant heaven. This may be blasphemous, but I think I'm more excited about this than I am Star Wars. Can't wait to see footage for both!!
No disrespect to all the comic book readers here, but I am REALLY glad that I have no clue as to how things are "supposed" to go. If this movie is on par with X2 and the Sentinals are as large as I remember them being on the cartoon, I'm thinking I'm going to be in mutant heaven. This may be blasphemous, but I think I'm more excited about this than I am Star Wars. Can't wait to see footage for both!!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+2
3:30PM on 07/30/2013
looks like the ones they are showing are the Mark I and Mark II, and the ones in the future part will be Mark X
looks like the ones they are showing are the Mark I and Mark II, and the ones in the future part will be Mark X
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:58PM on 07/30/2013
What's up with all the minorities?
What's up with all the minorities?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:55PM on 07/30/2013

double post

sorry
sorry
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:54PM on 07/30/2013

You don't call it "viral"

You're not supposed to call it a viral video in the title....it just goes viral all by itself, it EARNS the "viral" title
You're not supposed to call it a viral video in the title....it just goes viral all by itself, it EARNS the "viral" title
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:48PM on 07/30/2013
Sentinels look great. I just hope they're alot bigger in the film or at least come in different sizes.
Sentinels look great. I just hope they're alot bigger in the film or at least come in different sizes.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+8
2:10PM on 07/30/2013
I hope that was a sort of early version of the Sentinel, if they look like that when chasing after mutants, I'll be very disappointed.
I hope that was a sort of early version of the Sentinel, if they look like that when chasing after mutants, I'll be very disappointed.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:08PM on 07/30/2013

Hmmmm

Trask and Stark use the same letters.... Interesting....
Trask and Stark use the same letters.... Interesting....
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:08PM on 07/30/2013

tidbit

is anything in any comic movie the way it "should" be?

its amazing that ''Sentinel" isnt just simply an anti-mutant task force...dressed in black of course.
is anything in any comic movie the way it "should" be?

its amazing that ''Sentinel" isnt just simply an anti-mutant task force...dressed in black of course.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:55PM on 07/30/2013
Ain't nothing creepier than a corporation's view of what's best for everyone.
Ain't nothing creepier than a corporation's view of what's best for everyone.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:57PM on 07/30/2013
to the reporter:
this comes from viral site: [link] They have launched so much more stuff, including first official pic of Peter Dinklage as trask and pics of the sentinels on the sets.
to the reporter:
this comes from viral site: [link] They have launched so much more stuff, including first official pic of Peter Dinklage as trask and pics of the sentinels on the sets.
2:05PM on 07/30/2013
Like OCP, they have the future under control.
Like OCP, they have the future under control.
2:40PM on 07/30/2013
So long as the future doesn't have a lot of stairs.
So long as the future doesn't have a lot of stairs.
1:52PM on 07/30/2013
Whatcha gonna do when they come for you....Mutants, Mutants...
Whatcha gonna do when they come for you....Mutants, Mutants...
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+2
1:51PM on 07/30/2013

Here's Trask

Dinklage: [link]/about

Link's not including the /about. Make sure you go to that particular page if you want to see your first glimpse of Dinklage as Trask.
Dinklage: [link]/about

Link's not including the /about. Make sure you go to that particular page if you want to see your first glimpse of Dinklage as Trask.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Movie News Headlines


Top
Loading...
JoBlo's T-Shirt Shoppe | support our site... Wear Our Gear!