patrick stewart xavier x-men days of future past

The upcoming “inbetween-quel” X-Men: Days of Future Past (which will, via time travel/ multiple timelines/ alternate dimensions, act as both a sequel to X-Men: First Class, a prequel to the first X-Men trilogy, as well as a sequel to the horrible X-Men: The Last Stand) is set to bridge the gap between the original X-Men film trilogy and the X-Men: First Class entry.  And while this raises plenty of questions (how is that mid-30s or mid-40s Charles Xavier can walk in The Last Stand’s flashback, but in First Class he’s paralyzed by his mid-20s? How is it that he and Magneto are enemies by the end of First Class but still chummy in The Last Stand?), the most glaring is this—if “old” Xavier died at the end of The Last Stand (please, don’t gripe about spoilers, it’s been nearly a decade), how exactly does he return in Days of Future Past?

And don’t give me that “well, his mind jumped into another body in the post-credits scene” rap, because while that explains his mind surviving, it doesn’t explain how it shows up in Patrick Stewart’s body for Days of Future Past.  Director Bryan Singer, care to weigh in here?

“He transferred his consciousness and could possibly construct a body around that consciousness.”

Huh.  So that’s… that’s how he does it.  Constructs a body around that consciousness.  So… OK, fine, whatever—it’s a cheat, but hey, whatever you have to do to get around all that The Last Stand trash, fine.  Do what you’ve got to do.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is set for a May 23, 2014 release date.

What do you think of the X-Men news?

Source: Coming Soon