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'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Posters Show Multigenerational Magneto and Professor X

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Well, lookie what we have here.

20th Century Fox has dropped (via Entertainment Weekly) two new teaser posters for "X-Men: Days of Future Past" today, and as it turns out, Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen share more than just a few flirty Prop 8-related chuckles, and though they could not possibly have more different hairstyles, James McAvoy does favor the brow line of his predecessor in Charles Xavier-ness, Patrick Stewart.

As you can see, the new images play upon the fact that there'll be some back-and-forthing between the two generations of Magneto and Professor X — the elders cut from the first two "X" iterations by director Bryan Singer, and the younger pair having been introduced in the '70s-set "X-Men: First Class."

Surprisingly enough, this pair (quartet?) does not take the front seat in all the "Days of Future Past" action; as revealed during the cast showing at Comic-Con, it'll actually be Hugh Jackman's Wolverine character which is sent back in time to un-muck the robotic catastrophe that has become Earth (in movie math terms, it's essentially "Terminator" meets "The Wolverine"). Now you know what to expect with that post-credits scene ...

As for the besties-slash-frenemies poster boys here, well, we'll have to wait and see what they'll be up to 'til more deets start coming down on the sci-fi sequel. In the meantime, these posters do seem to offer plenty to chew on in the way of visuals. Who knew the pairs could mesh so well?

X-Men "Days of Future Past" poster -- exclusive EW.com image

X-Men "Days of Future Past" poster -- exclusive EW.com image

"X-Men: Days of Future Past," which also features Jennifer LawrenceNicholas HoultAnna PaquinEllen PagePeter DinklageHalle BerryEvan PetersJames MarsdenDaniel CudmoreSean AshmoreLucas Till, Omar Sy, Josh Helman, Booboo Stewart and even Bingbing Fan (what a line-up!), hits theaters on May 23, 2014.

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