SDCC: X-Men Days of Future Past Viral Marketing Site Online + Old Xavier, Magneto, Bishop, Colossus Pics
To promote their upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past movie, Fox has put up a fake website for Trask Industries, the company run by Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage), who creates giant mutant hunting robots called sentinels. Of course, for a fictional corporate conglomerate, Trask Industries could stand to hire better web designers. All the website shows is a shadowy picture of a sentinel's head and an invitation to the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego to "celebrate 50 years of human progress." Trask's fictional investors are probably pretty pissed that, on the company's main fictional website, they can't even access any corporate information like quarterly financial reports or contact information.
"This is outrageous," said Randolf Young, a fictional shareholder in Trask Industries. "Trask Industries spends a billion dollars a year on marketing, and this is what they come up with? Stark Industries' fictional site for the fictional 2010 Stark Expo is way more immersive than this, provides users with a ton of fictional information about the event, and even allows you to download wallpapers for your PC in four different screen resolutions. I mean, this is just embarrassing."
"And don't give me any of that crap about the Stark Expo taking place in a different fictional universe," Young warned. "My fictional money is just as good as the fictional money in the Disney-verse."
X-Men: Days of Future Past will hit theaters on May 24, 2013.
Below is an image from 4chan showing older versions of Xavier, Magneto, Bishop, and Colossus, which intrepid reporter Zechs demanded I post in this article.
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