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Simon Kinberg confirms only the First Class, Days of Future Past and now Apocalyse X-Men timelines exist

February 4th, 2016 by Marc Comments


From this point forward, forget the original X-Men trilogy…

Yes, it seems that at the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past when Wolverine wakes up and meets Cyclops, Jean and the team, this is now the prime universe and the other movies are gone altogether in the storyline.

Writer-producer Simon Kinberg told Digital Spy: “Everything is an alternate timeline at this point, but the one thing we have established is the end of Days of Future Past, where Wolverine wakes up in the future mansion – that is the destination of this new timeline. So ultimately they are going to become who you see at the end of that movie.”

So that means that – clearly – the Pheonix Saga – or the X3 version of it – never happened and Jean and Cyclops are still ok. So, potentially, we could see it happen again only, you know, better.

It also means that all the characters in that scene: Professor X, Hank McCoy, Rogue, Iceman, Kitty Pryde and Wolverine himself are safe to that point. So does this mean the new Wolverine, unlike the other two, is new timeline too?

While this is classic comic book strategy, we fear a few cinemagoers may be a little confused.

In related news…

Instagram users have been photographing the new Cinema Standee for X-Men: Apoclaypse and it’s pretty great:


A photo posted by The Tag Snaps Crew (@tagsnapsteam) on

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….