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Fox's next incredibly ambitious X-franchise entry "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (helmed by returning director Bryan Singer) has already set off a literal firestorm on the internet with the reveal that former cast members from the previous films will be returning in their roles. And no, this isn't a case where I meant metaphorical and accidentally misused the work literal - I'm pretty sure someone out there has probably lit another human being on fire because they were arguing over X-Men comic continuity and how much hair Professor X should have depending on his age. In a recent interview with SFX Magazine, Singer confirms that in addition to being a quasi-sequel to both "X-Men: First Class" and "X-Men 3" (sorry people, we know you all wish that movie had never happened), the new film will strive to set itself apart from either franchise.
"It’s not just another X-Men film; it’s not just about the combined cast as there will be certain technologies and other stuff that we haven’t seen before in the X-Men films... We also wanted to play with the notion of different times and stuff like the way that time affects destinies. It enables the film to not just be a sequel to First Class or X-Men 3 but to actually be its own thing...I think we’ve got it figured out. I pitched it to James Cameron when I was in New Zealand last year and he said, ‘Yes, that makes sense.’”
So for a second let's ignore the massive Titanic sized name that Singer dropped there and look at what he's really saying here. Obviously, since they're adapting the "Days of Future Past" storyline, there is a certain amount of time-travel involved and the theory that changing the past can alter the future. It was presumed that they would work out all the timey-wimey plot structure to make it so that the altered history and canon between the different films would make sense but now... it's even possible that the world and characters we see in the upcoming movie could be even further detached from that as a result of time-based mutant shenanigans. Maybe they can make the fans really happy and reveal that "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" actually took place in some weird inbred offshoot timeline where all movie studio executives were forced to lobotomize themselves. Sorta like our own timeline, come to think of it...