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The X-Men are one of those comic books properties where the bad guys are often as cool as the heroes you’re supposed to be rooting for. Whether you’re talking about the righteous and unbending metal manipulator, Magneto, the detached and empty shape-shifter, Mystique, or even the twisted and sociopathic geneticist, Sinister, chances are any given X-Men story is going to engage you just as much with its villainy as it does with its heroics.

For some reason, there has just never been an X-Men villain that works as well as the giant, faceless, mutant-hunting robots the Sentinels though. Not only is it a lot of fun to watch mutant powers tear apart big ass robots, but there must be something to the way this particular robot design is able to embody the all-powerful and unfeeling hand of “the Man” that really makes them resonate, as well. Given fans’ fascination with the Sentinels, and given the fact that we haven’t gotten a real representation of them on the big screen yet, Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past has probably become the most anticipated X-Men movie of all time, because it has promised to be full of the metal monstrosities. And now a pretty slick viral site the film has launched is giving us all our first look at what they’ve cooked up in regards to the iconic baddies. Click through to get the info, and to watch a fun video.

The site in question is a mock corporate home page for Trask Industries, which is the fictional company that designs and manufactures the Sentinels for the government in the X-Men stories. It’s head up by mutant-hating jerk Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage), a man who will stop at nothing to push the agenda of identifying, registering, and rounding up the mutant menace.

This new site the film’s marketing team has put together is full of all kinds of goodies, including lessons on the history of mutation, the history of Trask’s inventions, specs on his various Sentinel designs, propaganda posters, stills of historical moments involving Sentinels, and even this fun video, which gives you a glimpse of Days of Future Past’s robots in motion. If you’re a fan of the X-Men in any way, probably you don’t have to be sold much on heading over and checking this stuff out. As a matter of fact, it’s likely you’re already there.


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