Empire Drops 25 Character Covers For 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Showcasing The New Line-Up Of Mutants

Considered one of the biggest, if not, the biggest film coming out in the year 2014 in terms of comic book movie adaptations, Bryan Singer's X-Men Days of Futures Past definitely has a lot of fan expectations to meet. Taking place after the events of the lackluster third installment X-Men: The Last Stand and Matthew Vaughn's well received X-Men: First Class, this film assimilates the past and present future timelines, in which the survival of the mutant race primarily relies on the alterations of the actions in the past. Now while it may not be a new trailer like many had hoped, we have an all new look at twenty of the film's characters courtesy of Empire's limited edition covers.

As seen from the photos below it is extremely safe to say that a large amount of the movie is going to occur in the nations capital (I mean, look at the background), but enough talk, look below and bask in the glory of Empire Magazines's 25 X-Men: Days of Future Past:

Beast (Nicholas Hoult) of the 1970s

New mutant Blink (Fan Bingbing) of the future
Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) of the 1970s

Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) of the future

Havok (Lucas Till) of the 1970s

Magneto (Ian McKellen) of the future

Magneto (Michael Fassbender) of the 1970s

Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) of 1970s

Storm (Halle Berry) of the future

Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) of the 1970s

Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) of the future

Quicksilver (Evan Peters) of the 1970s

A Sentinel of the 1970s

Rogue (Anna Paquin) of the future

William Stryker (Josh Helman) of the 1970s

X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer

Toad (Evan Joingket) of the 1970s

Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) of the 1970s

New mutant Warpath (Booboo Stewart) of the future

Bishop (Omar Sy) of the future

Colossus (Daniel Cudmore) of the future

New mutant Sunspot (Adan Canto) of the future

Kitty Pride (Ellen Page) of the future

Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) of the future

A Sentinel of the future

So lets start thing off with the the covers focusing on the film's past characters, who will reportedly be getting 70% of the screen time in Days of Future Past. Many of these characters designs such as Magneto's new suit and helmet, Xavier's hippie-esque look, and Mystique and Beast's slight redesigns from X-Men: First Class have already been shown in set photos, but these covers give us a better idea of what the final product will look like. But most interesting about these past covers is our first look at a younger Toad (Evan Joinkget), who reportedly will be serving in the Vietnam War along with returning First Class member Havok (Lucas Till), and our first look as Josh Helman (The Pacific) as a young William Stryker, which confirms earlier rumors that the character would be included in the film. It'll be interesting to see how Helman's younger version of Stryker ties in with the eventual future versions of the character played by Danny Huston (X-Men: Origin Wolverine), and of course Brian Cox (X-Men 2).
Now before we get to the future spectrum, there is one other important thing of note from the "past" character covers, and that's the controversial design Bryan Singer has chosen to go with for the character of Quicksilver. Evan Peter's upcoming portrayal of the speedster garnered a lot of buzz after Singer announced the inclusion of the character in film just mere weeks after Joss Whedon announced the very same character would be appearing in Avengers: Age of Ultron. That being said, the character redesign here isn't exactly going to cool down all the flack Singer's been getting for his version of the character, as his costume design here is drastically different from his comic book incarnation. 
Now of course, there's many returning mutants movie goers will probably remember from the original X-Men trilogy on the future covers, specifically Rogue (Anna Paquin), Ice Man (Shaw Ashmore), Storm (Halle Berry), Kitty Pride (Ellen Page), Colossus (Daniel Cudmore), and of course Wolverine himself (Hugh Jackman). New mutants include classic X-Men fan favorite Lucas Bishop (Omar Sy), who may be set-up in this film for an even more important role in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. Same can be said for Boo Boo Stewart's Warpath, who will be making his debut here along with Sunpot (Adam Canto) and Blink (Fan Bing Bing), and will likely be a major character if Jeff Wadlow's (Kick-Ass 2) upcoming X-Force film.
So what do you think of the character designs so far? Any changes to the cast or important things about your favorite character that you feel were left out? Drop a comment below telling us what is on your mind bub!