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.