Singer Describes X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST As “Inbetwequel”


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.

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Joe Nazzaro
July 31, 2013 8:35 pm

If he can ret-con X3 out of existence, he will have my undying gratitude.

William Gatevackes
July 31, 2013 8:42 pm

And X-Men origins: Wolverine whilehe’s at it.

Sean Klus
July 31, 2013 8:46 pm

What makes me sad is two things: 1. Marvel will never make their own X-Movies and 2. The continuity and characters are soo fudged they’d need to rewrite everything.

Erin Astolfi Blank
July 31, 2013 8:56 pm

Can we move to a Kitty Pryde or Storm or Jane Grey or Emma Frost movie? c’mon!

Joe Nazzaro
July 31, 2013 9:12 pm

I’m not sure I would be all that excited about a Storm movie starring Halle Berry. In three movies, she managed to get rid of the accent, the hair and the contact lenses, and she spins around when she fights for no apparent reason. It’s the sort of thing an actor does when when they get too big.

Erin Astolfi Blank
July 31, 2013 9:13 pm

I’m sure we could find a more suitable replacement or even just a better scriptwriter for her!!!!

Erin Astolfi Blank
July 31, 2013 9:14 pm

(I wouldn’t mind seeing a Storm/Black Panther movie, and I’m not a romantic movie kind of gal)