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Director Bryan Singer tweeted this new photo from the set of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” in Montreal. The image features multi-talented actor Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr a.k.a. Magneto. Singer is giving an amusing nod to Batman franchise writer/director Christopher Nolan  by posting the message “The dark knight rises” with the photo.  The image depicts Magneto exploring the potential of his vast powers of magnetism. Check out the behind-the-scenes pic!

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The dark knight rises. #MichaelFassbender #Xmen #DaysOfFuturePast pic.twitter.com/RSe2x9RaEA

Here is the storyline for “X-Men: Days of Future Past:”

The storyline alternates between present day, in which the X-Men fight Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline caused by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. In this future universe, Sentinels (giant mutant-hunting robots) rule the United States, and mutants live in internment camps. The present-day X-Men are forewarned of the possible future by a future version of their teammate Kitty Pryde, whose mind traveled back in time and possessed her younger self to warn the X-Men. She succeeds in her mission and returns to the future, but despite her success, the future timeline still exists as an alternative timeline rather than as the actual future.

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” comes to theaters on July 18, 2014. The film stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Booboo Stewart, Evan Peters, and Omar Sy. Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn wrote the screenplay, which is adapted from the comic book story written by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. The film is directed by Bryan Singer.

Source: Bryan Singer via Twitter