The Most Spoilery Spoiler Filled X-Men: Days Of Future Past Article – Spoilers

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XDOFP just opened over the weekend to mostly rave reviews, positive fan reaction, and boffo box office numbers.
However, the mutant movies are plagued with continuity confusion, lets take a look at this infographic which puts the events of the X-movies in a neat SPOILER FILLED timeline.

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Screenwriter Simon Kinberg has been hitting the press circuit lately, here he dishes to Vulture about the appearance of two characters, Cyclops and Jean Grey who were killed of in X3 in XDOFP’s final scene and if those resurrections were always ‘the plan’.
“I went back recently — like two days ago, because I’ve been in Baton Rouge and my brain’s been in Fantastic Four — I put my brain back into Days of Future Past, and I looked at my original outline for the movie, which was dated exactly two years before we’re premiering the movie: May 10th, 2012. The original outline, the first thing anyone read — the studio, the producers, anyone — it was something me and Matthew Vaughan worked on together. In that original outline, the characters that come back at the end of this movie came back. For me, the fun of this movie from when I said, ‘We should do Days of Future Past,’ was literally the scene of changing the future and Jean is going to come back and Jean and Wolverine are going to have a reunion. Mainly because I carry such guilt over X-Men: [The Last Stand]. The way we killed Jean in X3 haunts me because I love the Dark Phoenix saga so much.” He implies regret over X3 “It was a missed opportunity,” Kinberg continued, “That and Days of Future Past are my 2 favorite X-Men runs. So, I feel like what we did on ‘Dark Phoenix’ was not make it the ‘Dark Phoenix’ movie. We made ‘The Cure’ movie with ‘Dark Phoenix’ as a subplot. If I was going to do it now, and if we were doing it now because comic book movies are different, the darkness and the drama of that story would be differently supported.”

So since Jean Grey and Scott Summers are much alive as a result of the latest film, Kinberg speaks about whether or not we’ll see even more of the original cast on the upcoming X-Men: Age Of Apocalypse movie.
“It will focus primarily on the First Class cast,” Kinberg told The Daily Beast, adding, “but it will certainly have some of the original cast involved, too.

On Channing Tatum playing Gambit in XAOA and a possible solo film, “Gambit is still in-motion and being figured out. Channing made it known that it was a character that he loved and would love to play, and all the people who work on the X-Men movies are huge fans of his, so the notion of him playing it is exciting. I’m more fascinated by anti-heroes, and Gambit is one of those. I don’t know why he wasn’t explored in the original X-Men movies. Maybe the reason why was because they wanted to focus on Rogue/Bobby or the platonic Rogue/Wolverine relationship, and maybe there were too many similarities between Wolverine and Gambit, so in order to make it a Wolverine-centric franchise they had to cut him loose.”

To IGN, Kinberg discusses the reveal of the villain Apocalypse in the XDOFP’s post credits scene to IGN

“The thing that we’ve spent the most time talking about is not just the visual execution of the character, which is its own challenge – creating a character that’s the most powerful I think of any mutant villain that we’ve seen in the X-Men movies so far. More powerful than Magneto. The kind of scope and scale we’re talking about is like disaster movie, extinction level event. Sort of Roland Emmerich-style moviemaking, which you’ve never seen in an X-Men movie, or any superhero movie, which I think is exciting.

“But we’ve also been talking about how to give him a real emotional and philosophical underpinning. So he’s not just somebody who’s out there destroying the world because he can. What he’s doing is – in his mind – justified and validated by a real compelling, coherent philosophy. He tries to proselytise and convert people – maybe some of our most familiar characters – to come to his cause. “

Finally, if you’re like me and love to try and find Eater eggs in movies, check out Mr. Sunday’s video about XDOFP below.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past is now playing at theaters everywhere

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