If you’ve watched the entire X-Men film franchise, you may have noticed some glaring errors in the film’s chronology. When exactly Professor X and Magneto met for the first time exactly isn’t clear, unless you are going by the X-Men: First Class. And speaking of that film, let’s not forget Emma Frost who looked like she was in her early to mid-thirties but appears as a teenager in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which is a film that took place well after X-Men: First Class. There are also the Summers brothers, the ageless Moria MacTaggard, and much more.
But X-Men: Days Of Future Past could correct some of those issues given that the film does deal with time travel, and as well all know, whatever happens in the past will have a ripple effect on the future.
Hit the jump to read what Days Of Future Past director Bryan Singer had to say about the errors in continuity, and his hopes that fans will just forget that they exist.
No film – or comic book for that matter – can keep errors from fans’ eagle eyes. Not that it matters. Adaptations like these are often open to interpretation, which is why I am willing to overlook the Summers siblings thing. But when it is as blatantly obvious as Emma Frost or whenever Prof. X and Magneto really met, then it becomes a bit muddled.
But Singer hopes fans and audiences are willing to overlook those errors. In an interview with SciFiNow, Singer said,
“Some things you let go. In X-Men 3 Bolivar Trask was an African-American guy, in X-Men 1 I personally wrote the line that of course I now regret: â€˜When I was 17, I met a young man named Erik Lensherrâ€™ and then in X-Men: First Class I changed that! Some of these I hope the audience will forget about but for the bulk of it I pay attention to the universe.”
General audiences probably do not care as much as the hardcore fans do, which is who Singer may be referring to. But if he really expects the fans to forget all of the errors, it’s easier said than done. Singer was involved in a producing capacity while Brett Ratner directed X-Men: The Last Stand and when Matthew Vaughn helmed X-Men: First Class. Singer and Simon Kinberg also had a hand in directing the after-credits scene in The Wolverine.
But I am interested to know whether or not Singer thinks fans are simply willing to overlook all of those glaring errors. The bigger question is, are you, the X-Men fans, willing to overlook them?