Take a sneak peek at the opening battle scene from X-Men: Days of Future Past (video)

The mutant outcasts return in an extended, action-packed clip, which premiered during the MTV Movie Awards last night

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It's been three years since we last saw our beloved X-Men onscreen (in 2011's X-Men: First Class) and over a decade since the superhero franchise's inaugural director, Bryan Singer, helmed an installment (2003's X2). The marketing machine went into overdrive last night when an action-packed look at the mutants' latest adventure, X-Men: Days of Future Past, premiered during the MTV Movie Awards.

We already know the film, due in theaters on May 23, takes place in two time periods, thus allowing older Professor X (Patrick Stewart) to interact with his younger self (James McAvoy), among other mind-bending plot twists. We also know that the big bads this time out are those relentless mutant-hunting robots known as Sentinels, who make their first appearance in this clip. The towering mechanical monsters attack a stronghold and do battle with mutants like Sunspot, Kitty Pryde and Colossus. Coolest moment by far sees the return of Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) doing some kick-ass sleet-surfing. Check out the video below and get ready to geek out.


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