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WATCH: Simon Kinberg talks X-Men movie continuity

September 24th, 2014 by Marc Comments

We loved X-Men: Days of Future Past. But after it, we weren’t exactly sure what from the previous six movies was still canon. And, we were ok with this; it is, after all, the staple of the time travel paradox. 

Now however, co-writer Simon Kinberg is stepping up and addressing some of the issues that people have been left scratching their heads over: “We certainly re-write some of the history of [X-Men: The Last Stand] and [X-Men: Origins – Wolverine]. One of the things we talk about in ‘Days of Future Past’ is that you can change the future, it’s like a stream that moves in one direction – you can create a new ripple in it, but you certainly don’t change the current.

“What we did in Days of Future Past changed some things, but like you see of the film, they end up back in the mansion in the future, so most of the current continued in the same direction, so most of the things you see in [the earlier films] still happened but with slight adjustments.”

Regarding the much talked about Anna Paquin deleted scenes in the final movie: “In a movie that had a ton of plots and a ton of characters to service, the Rogue plot – as you will probably eventually see – was a subplot, it was a deviation from the main story of the movie, and as much as we loved it when we saw it, anything that took you away from the main spine, the main story of the film, we had to cut… If it’s anybody’s fault, it was mine, because I shouldn’t have written it that way, I should’ve integrated her into the main story.”

We know that Apocalypse – the next X-Men movie – will feature mostly the young characters from First Class. But will we see further re-castings like Cyclops or Storm? “If we included some of the original X-Men, like Storm, Jean, Scott, and others, yeah we would have to recast them, because Apocalypse takes place a goodtwenty years before ‘X1’ which now insanely was fifteen years ago. It would be very hard to do.

“Halle, Famke, and Jimmy, and others have done such wonderful jobs of bringing those characters to life and they’re so identified, those actors, with the parts now. So it would be a tall task, but I also would have said before ‘First Class’ there would be no way we could find actors who could stand alongside Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, and I think we managed to with Michael and James finding their own interpretation of the characters, not doing an impersonation. So, are we going to have to recast? If some of those characters were in the movie we would, but we’ll see.”

You can watch the full interview where Kinberg talks X-Men movies continuity here

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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….