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Wait, so Logan IS set in the X-Men universe after all? This is getting confusing*

January 23rd, 2017 by Marc Comments


So, we’re all really excited for Logan because, well, it looks simply glorious so far, doesn’t it?

Well, last night a story broke that Hugh Jackman seemed to say the movie wasn’t part of the existing X-Men movie universe and was in fact entirely standalone (here).

Now however director James Mangold is saying that don’t panic, that’s not what Jackman meant (“It’s a standalone movie in many ways. It’s not really beholden to timelines and storylines in the other movies. Obviously, Patrick Stewart is in there so we have some crossover, but it feels very different and very fresh.”).

Mangold said on Twitter: “Don’t think @RealHughJackman said that exactly. Simple fact. We take place in 2029, 5 yrs past anything depicted in XMEN film… and “slightly different” causes an uproar? Everyone should breathe and focus on important things.”

So, it seems that it is part of the X-Men timeline, taking place five years after the most future parts of Day of Future Past…

And we buy that, HOWEVER (full credit to Jeremy Jahns for drawing our attention to this), if this is the same universe how come we see Xavier with hair?

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You may remember that we clearly see Charles (this time the James McEvoy younger version) lose all his hair in X-Men: Apocalypse, so can this be the same timeline? To us this made sense in connection to Jackman’s comments rather than Mangold’s.

Oh, man… with the X-Men timeline ever be cleaned up?

Ah well, we’re still excited. What about you?

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border.

But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a hong mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

Directed by James Mangold, it stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Boyd Holbrook

Logan opens on March 3rd, 2017.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….