We know that Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men: Days Of Future Past is a twisty time travel adventure that will unite characters from the original X-Men movie trilogy and 2011’s X-Men: First Class spanning the decades from the 1970s to the 2020s. So what do we call the movie? A prequel? A sequel? Something else?
Speaking with Empire Singer addressed that question by stating –
I’d say it’s not a sequel to one of the others. It’s an inbetwequel — that’s what I call it, for lack of a better word. It takes place about ten years, give or take, after X-Men 3; and in the past it takes place about ten years after First Class.
For those of you doing the math at home, it seems that based on the “Two Years Later” title at the start of the Wolverine tag scene unveiled when the movie opened last weekend that seems to lead directly into Days Of Future Past, Logan (Hugh Jackman) had been living in the Yukon for about eight years after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand before the events of The Wolverine.
Hopefully, we’ll learn a bit about what happened to the other X-Men in that ten year gap between X3 and Days Of Future Past if only to learn how Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) got his original body back. When we last saw it, it was being disintegrated by Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) as her powers overwhelmed her. In a scene after that film’s creddits we learn that he had projected his consciousnesses into the body of a brain dead man under the care of old friend Dr. Moira Taggart (Olivia Williams). But how did he get that body to look like him again and what happened to put this body into a wheelchair as well?
Hopefully Singer will have the answers when X-Men: Days Of Future Past film opens on May 23, 2014.