The trailer refers to a number of Anderson film tropes. These include orange jumpsuits -- a play on the jumpsuits in "Bottle Rocket" and "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" -- as well as student activity montages a la "Rushmore" at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.
"The original X-Men team were all in matching yellow and blue uniforms, which work well with the Wes Anderson aesthetic -- in 'Bottle Rocket' they have the yellow jumpsuits, so to me it made the most sense," Willems explained in the video.
The video also decorates the door room with elaborate wallpaper, and there are exterior shots of the actual house as seen in "The Royal Tenenbaums." Willems and his team also made and shot footage of a cross-section model of the school itself, much like Anderson did in "Life Aquatic." This level of detail sets this fan-made film apart from other tributes.
And yes, the trailer also features the kind of retro rock soundtrack that would fit right in to an Anderson movie.
Be sure to check out the behind-the-scenes footage of the filming of "The Uncanny X-Men," which includes actors in front of green screens as well as on location, slow-motion shots and the model of the school.
We can't wait to see what movie they parody next. May we suggest an "Aliens" reboot or perhaps the next "Jurassic Park" movie?
Watch more behind the scenes footage here.