This past week, 20th Century Fox named Virgin Trains as the official U.K. travel partner of X-Men: Days of Future Past, which finds the transportation company wrapping their entire 11-car Pendolino train in character stickers and logos from the movie. The train is set to travel across the country for three months leading up to the release of this mutant franchise sequel in theaters this summer. Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy were at Euston Station to unveil the train's new design before hoping aboard for a ride of their own. All this movie magic was captured in a new 'U.K. Trains' featurette, which you can watch here:
Phil Whittingham, Lead Executive at Virgin Trains, commented:
" For us it's all about our relationship with speed. The latest installment in the X-Men franchise ties in perfectly with Virgin Trains relationship with travel. Time travel is a key theme throughout the new movie and at Virgin Trains we strive to make sure our customer's journeys are as quick as possible, as if our trains are time travel devices."
Adrian Varma, Partnerships and Regions Manager at Virgin Trains said:
"We're always looking for different ways to bring the Virgin Train experience to life for our customers and we're excited to welcome stars from the film to officially name our Virgin Train X-Men: Days of Future Past. Partnerships are all about creating an immersive experience and we hope the newly refurbished X-Men train will do this for our customers and help to create excitement around the film."
Each of the 11 carriages on the Pendolino train will feature a different character wrap with characters from X-Men: Days of Future Past.