X-MEN: Bryan Singer Hopes Fans Will Just Forget About Certain Continuity Errors

Despite withdrawing from the public eye and dropping out of X-Men: Days Of Future Past promotion, Brian Singer exclusively spoke SciFiNow in a recent interview about the X-Men continuity problems. Hit the jump to read what he had to say!

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By McNyagano - 5/15/2014



The X-Men franchise has been criticized heavily for its continuity errors, contradictory storylines and inconsistencies. Why was Emma Frost younger in X-Men: Orgins Wolverine but older in X-Men: First Class? First Class establishes that Hank McCoy (Beast) was the one who built Cerebro, but in the first movie, Professor X explains that he built it with the help of Magneto etc. Well Singer spoke spoke with SciFiNow and here's what he had to say, "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: ‘When I was 17, I met a young man named Erik Lensherr’ 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." So in other words, deal with it because not every continuity error can be fixed. Singer also wrote X-Men: First Class and served as a producer on that film, meaning he contributed in the continuity errors that had plagued the franchise. He also  talked about working with Ellen Page, “Not just X-Men 1 and 2, but also X-Men 3 – I was thrilled to have [Kitty Pryde star] Ellen Page in the movie as character – and even The Wolverine, I try to look at all those. He added, In fact [writer/producer] Simon Kinberg and I wrote a little scene for the end of Wolverine which James Mangold directed and put at the end of The Wolverine just to reintroduce Patrick Stewart into the universe, so there’s some benefit to it as well.”  That mid credits scene re-introduced Professor X who was thought to be dead in X-Men: The Last Stand. We don't exactly know how he's alive nor was it really addressed in the upcoming X-Men: Day Of Future Past. What do you guys think about all this? Do you think Singer is right?

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class, in an epic battle that must change the past to save our future.

X-Men: Days of Future Past's huge all-star cast includes Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Cudmore, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Halle Berry, Adan Canto, Anna Paquin, Evan Peters and Ellen Page, and is set to be released on May 23rd, 2014. 

Source: SciFiNow
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Ruhail - 5/15/2014, 6:50 AM
Never forget.
McNyagano - 5/15/2014, 6:51 AM

Doopie - 5/15/2014, 6:52 AM
Do they name him as 'Bolivar Trask' in X3? I thought they just call him 'Trask'...could be wrong.

I really don't care about the continuity errors, I have better things to worry about. It's nice that Singer is addressing them and trying to appease the more butt-hurt individuals out there.
0megaDaGod - 5/15/2014, 6:53 AM
They were never gonna be able to fix all that shit up. And I'm glad they spent time on making a great movie instead of trying to cover up for the mistakes of 4 different films just so they can say they did
Ruhail - 5/15/2014, 6:55 AM
@Doopie its not being butt hurt when fans bring up the continuity errors because, they're noticed in some places and it makes marathon watching the movie feel slightly disjointed.
0megaDaGod - 5/15/2014, 6:57 AM
@Doopie

You just completely misused the term butthurt
0megaDaGod - 5/15/2014, 6:59 AM
I just finished First Class and am gonna watch Origins tomorrow. I can already tell once I watch X1 that I'm gonna start noticing all kinds of inconsistencies. It does kinda take the weight out of certain lines
sKeemAn - 5/15/2014, 7:02 AM
*facepalm*

Of course he would never be able to fix some errors. He should be apoligizing to fans for constantly screwing with us in these movies. This is why most don't like Singer. Douche!
Doopie - 5/15/2014, 7:02 AM
"Butthurt is an online slang term used to describe a strongly negative or overemotional response."


I have seen dozens of comments with people up in arms about the continuity...how does the word 'butt-hurt' not apply here.


sorry slang police!
MrMartinMarvel - 5/15/2014, 7:02 AM
No Bryan, I'll never forget. Ever.
SuperCat - 5/15/2014, 7:02 AM
I'll try to forget. Gonna be hard to forgive Fox for X-3 though.
McNyagano - 5/15/2014, 7:03 AM
@Doopie

Singer basically just confirmed that Bolivar Trask was indeed in X-3 lmao xD

And please nobody is butthurt about the continuity problems, it's more of a frustration really how all these films contradicted each other before DOFP. It was result of poor planning and lack of foresight really.
ATrueHero1987 - 5/15/2014, 7:03 AM
Lmao WHERE are all those people saying the Trask in X3 wasn't Bolivar Trask?lol

@Omega You're gonna watch Origins? Don't do it!
MrMartinMarvel - 5/15/2014, 7:04 AM
MexicanSuperman - 5/15/2014, 7:06 AM
@0megaDaGod, so you're watching them in "chronological" order? I did that with the MCU, but it felt weird compared to watching them in their release order.
cipher - 5/15/2014, 7:07 AM
Just.. f*cking.. DRINK. I find that that makes a lot of stuff go away.
TheRationalNerd - 5/15/2014, 7:07 AM
I'm glad he notices his mistakes of where he messed up. With a new continuity some of these things won't even matter anymore and as time goes on people will shrug it off just like they do with other studios mistakes. (If not continuity wise character wise and/or story ark wise)
CoulsonLives - 5/15/2014, 7:08 AM
*Bryan Singer
yossarian - 5/15/2014, 7:08 AM
I bet he wishes a lot of people would forget about a lot of shit.
Kurne - 5/15/2014, 7:08 AM
Too bad we can't just "forget" about Emma.
TheRationalNerd - 5/15/2014, 7:10 AM
@McNy

Might wanna peep @CoulsonLives comment buddy.
StarYeezus - 5/15/2014, 7:11 AM
It's just a matter of him not caring. He could have easily cast a black actor to play Trask in this.
ProfessorX - 5/15/2014, 7:11 AM
All he needs to do re fixing continuity issues is say that time travelling can have a butterfly effect. Things that happened in the original timeline (pre-time travel) need not have happened in the new timeline (post-time travel), etc.
sKeemAn - 5/15/2014, 7:12 AM
Most of the continuity errors are simple one-liners. They could've have easily been changed if someone was slightly planning ahead. For instance there is no need to for Prof X to say he was 17 at the time he met Mags. He could've said "when I was young I met Erik Lensherr". Easy fix.
Kurne - 5/15/2014, 7:12 AM
First Class was the only film that messed with the continuity. Origins was OK in that sense, being the first spin-off.
McNyagano - 5/15/2014, 7:13 AM
I wonder how Trask went from this:


To this:


Mmmm...
MexicanSuperman - 5/15/2014, 7:13 AM
@Kurne, that was Emma Silverfox not Emma Frost. Heck, she was just credited as just Emma.
Serenity - 5/15/2014, 7:14 AM
Im happy to let it go. Look at the comics, if we were to nit pick that it'd be filled with continuity issues. Why don't we all look at DOFP as a fresh start. The producers have acknowledged mistakes they have made but they seem to know what they are doing now with Apocalypse, Wolverine 3 and possible x force and gambit spin offs
Kurne - 5/15/2014, 7:15 AM
@MexicanSuperman

I'm pretty sure that chick was still confirmed to be Frost.

Either way, we still can't forget about January Jones.
Doopie - 5/15/2014, 7:15 AM
McNy

I know right...the second guy doesn't even have a moustache!
sKeemAn - 5/15/2014, 7:15 AM
"Singer also wrote X-Men: First Class and served as a producer on that film, meaning he contributed in the continuity errors that had plagued the franchise"


This is why forgiveness is difficult. He keeps doing the same shit!
McNyagano - 5/15/2014, 7:16 AM
@TheMexicanSuperman

Nah she was Emma Frost;)



Unless there's another mutant who has a diamond form that I didn't know about who happens to be called Emma as well then it's hell of a coincedence don't you think? lol xD
MexicanSuperman - 5/15/2014, 7:16 AM
@McNyagano, well X-Men The Last Stand's Trask would have been a kid in the 70s, so he could be DOFP's Trask's kid. Never thought of that?
AstonishingArachnid - 5/15/2014, 7:17 AM
Even though I cant wait for DoFP, I know in my heart that the continuity errors will be constantly nagging at the back of my head.
Bekss - 5/15/2014, 7:18 AM
Everyone expected Xmen to fail.
Xmen 3 was done by someone else.
They thought First Class was something like a reboot.
How do you want this franchise to not have continuity errors?
He's fixing what he can and that's enough for me
He had something to do with every good X-men movie and now he has made the best one again (maybe).
MrMartinMarvel - 5/15/2014, 7:18 AM
@MexicanSuperman It's a continuity error, accept it.
MexicanSuperman - 5/15/2014, 7:19 AM
@McNyagano & kurne, she wasn't credited was Emma Frost in X-Men Origins Wolverine credits and her sister's last name is Silverfox you can assume that is her last name as well.
arsonjack - 5/15/2014, 7:20 AM
Thank u for being honest
JoeMomma29 - 5/15/2014, 7:21 AM
@ Doopie and McNy

I cannot stop laughing!!!!!!!!!!
DefcoN - 5/15/2014, 7:22 AM
All copies of Origins and X3 should be buried deep underground ala Atari's ET game, only this time make them more difficult to find.
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