X-Men Continuity Issues For Bryan Singer To Fix In DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

X-Men Continuity Issues For Bryan Singer To Fix In DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

My thoughts on how fix/explain the errors on the continuity of X-Men-films.

When X-Men First Class was released, it created a few illogicalities in the movies-series continuity. I thought the problems trough and came up with a solution ideas. Some of this ideas I have mentioned before in my comments.

1)Prof. Xaviers walking ability

In FC Xavier was young, and had hair, when he lost his ability to walk, how ever we saw him walking when he was older and bald in the end of X-men origins:Wolverine and at the beginning of the X3. The scene at end of XMOW, I think that walking Xavier is just a mental image that he creates from inside of the airplane, since it maybe isn't so easy to get in or out of the plain with a wheelchair(especially if you'r just gonna ask the others to climb aboard). At the beginning of X3 I don't think Xavier is just a illusion. He might be wearing motorized leg braces, invented by Beast the super-genius, or he is wearing normal metallic leg braces that Magneto is making to move with his powers.

2)Double Emma Frost

The Emma Frost/White Queen familiar from the comics was seen in the FC. But there was another Emma with diamond-form seen in the XMOW, who how ever didn't seem to have any kind of telepathy, and she was also a sister to Silverfox(who happend to have telepathy-like mind-control-by-touch power). There is a theory that Kayla Silverfox and Emma were actually children of the Emma Frost from FC, But I have a better idea: There is a big telepathic battle(I like to think that it is the legendary battle between prof.Xavier and Shadow king) in which Emma Frost tryes to take a part, but she is getting backfire from the two more powerfull telepaths. She tries to protect herself by going into the diamond-form, but it doesn't help and she ends up being shatterd(like she did in end of Wolverine and the X-men tv-series). As she dies at blast, the last petty remains of her spirit are being attach to two little girls standin in the sidelines. As a result: the passive X-gene, that both girls have, activates, the other girl gets Emma's diamond-form and the other girl gets the telepathy(with a modification that it now requires a physical touch). These girls(sisters) would then grow up to be Kayla and Emma that we see in the X-men origins:Wolverine. This theory would be supported by the fact that Emma in the XMOW wasn't called Emma Frost for single time, in the ending credits she was "Emma/Kayla's sister", I know that she called herself Emma Frost in character-trailer, but trailers aren't really part of canon in my opinion.

3)&4)Xavier's and Magneto's first encounter/cerebro/Meeting Young Jean Grey

When Xavier and Magneto meet in FC they are both near 30 years old, in X-Men 1 Xavier said that he first met Magneto at the age of 17. This could mean that future movies reval that Xavier and Magneto did actually briefly met earlier but they didn't yet then make greater acquaintance. Other option is that Xavier just simply misspoke to Logan, said 17 when he meant to say 27.
In FC it was the Beast that built the first cerebro, but in X-Men 1 Xavier said that he built the cerebro with Magneto. This is easy to explain, since the cerebro that Beast made was destroyed by Riptide, all three(Beast, Xavier and Magneto) probably, during the manor training days in FC, planned and made blueprints in the manor, something like "In here we shall built our super-crebro".
In the end of FC Magneto and Xavier went their seperate ways and eventually became enemies, yet we see them together at beginnig of X3, both trying to convince the Young Jean Grey to join Xaviers school of gifted. This could be explaind by assuming that they were currently in truce, and when Jean's(class 5 mutant) powers were activated it was such big happening that both Xavier and Magneto felt that. They met, discussed and even Magneto had to admit that Xavier was the only one on earth who could teaches Jean how to control her powers stably, so they decied taht the girl would go with Xavier for now, and(to make the deal solid) Xavier asked the Magneto to come with him to meet Jean for the first time.

5)&6)Beast's second mutation/ Summers' family

Beast had his second mutation, aka the blue fur, in FC. Yet he was briefly seen on a tv-screen in X2 in his human form, and then again furry in the X3. Apparently it was originally mented that Beast's second mutation was caused by dark cerebro in X2. This could still be explained by a differnet guy. During his tv-interview in X2, the mutants werent so popular so it could be possible that Beast asked some one else to pose as him and tell his opinions to the public.
In comics Alex Summers was Scott Summers younger brother, but in movies this would be impossible, since Alex is in his 20s in FC and Scott is in his 30s in original trilogy that happens about 40 years later. So they aren't probably even brothers at all, now some have speculated that they might be father and son(stupid idea in my opinion). But I also heard rumors that they might be uncle and nephew, I think this would make a lot of sense, since they have same last name they are probably related somehow, and (according of the FC-backstories) Alex was in prison in FC because he had killed a man by using his powers. A man, who had tried to abducted him and his sister. Scott and Alex don't have a sister in comics, so could this sister be Scott's mother in the movie-universe.
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TheOneAboveAll - 2/19/2013, 12:39 AM
These are relatively good points that you presented, good job :D
wearethewalkingdead9 - 2/19/2013, 2:50 AM
good ideas just use spell check next time.
Tainted87 - 2/19/2013, 4:36 AM
It sounds like you've already explained them away in your article....

These explanations are actually pretty amusing, but yeah, once you start presenting any kind of justification like "he simply misspoke" - everything becomes possible.
CorndogBurglar - 2/19/2013, 4:55 AM
The better explanation for Beast would be that he used an image inducer in X2. Him and Nightcrawler used those all the time in the comics back in the day.

The thing is, there is no way in hell that all of these things can be brought up in DOFP. It would be stupid to even try. They can explain the big things, like the Summers Family connection. That almost has to be explained if both Scott and Alex are appearing.

It just irritates me how so many people can say First Class was this great movie. On its own, sure it wasn't bad. But it was a prequel. A prequel that crapped all over the continuity set before it by picking and choosing what they wanted to use, and what they wanted to discard. It was a joke.

marvel72 - 2/19/2013, 7:05 AM
7.)moria mctaggert c.i.a agent or doctor i don't think its possible with how long it must take to become either to become both a c.i.a agent & doctor.

8.)moria & charles,moria hasn't aged much between x-men first class & x-men 3 if at all,but charles is an old man.

9.)mystique being charles step sister in x-men first class but they show no emotional relationship of their past in the three movies that are set after,so why put it into first class.

10.)the sentinel being part of the danger room program but they haven't even been mentioned in any of the previous movies.

11.)trask being a 6ft black guy in x-men 3 & is now a 4ft white guy in x-men days of future past.
DrainBamage - 2/19/2013, 8:11 AM
The continuity issues with this franchise are just too big to try and 'fix.' I say why even bother?

First Class should have been a reboot instead of a prequel. All it did was cloud up the waters even further in regards to the other four movies. Or, they could have had it take place in the Ultimate universe.
megabatfan - 2/19/2013, 8:49 AM
I really never got a sense that Xavier & Magneto became enemies at the end of First Class at all. I think we are just assuming that because we know the history & what will eventually happen. To me, they more parted ways because of differing opinions, so maybe there'll be an even that will push them to the point of being enemies. Maybe that will explain Mystique's total lack of acknowlegement to Xavier in the original trilogy.
Beast can be explained by the image inducer
I like the assisted walking theory for X3. The mental projection for XMOW is a perfect explanation.
I dont think they need to go through all of that explanation for Emma Frost. Many mutants share similar powers. There are many shapeshifters, telepaths, telekenetics etc. Emma (XMOW) was never referred to as Emma Frost except for what you said in the credits. Just leave it as not being Emma Frost. Emma Frost was in FC & thats it.
I really wanna see them explain Moira in her early 30s in FC & in her 40s in the X-Trilogy
megabatfan - 2/19/2013, 10:34 AM
She's half Asian.... LOL!!
Brainiac13 - 2/19/2013, 11:19 AM
Fox really screwed thing up.....Vaughn said he did not give a shit about the previous X-Men movies so hence all this shit.

Nice write up by the way.
marvel72 - 2/19/2013, 1:01 PM
if millar wants to do this shared universe with the fantastic four they should reboot both franchises.
FirstAvenger - 2/19/2013, 1:11 PM
Yeah alternate universe is the best way to go.
superherofan21 - 2/19/2013, 1:31 PM
Some good ideas are presented here, but I would prefer for them to act like X3 and Wolverine didn't happen. Those were the movies with the most errors. Besides, X-Men are likely to get rebooted after DOFP, so does it really matter?
TheSuperguy - 2/19/2013, 3:17 PM
Never thought about the leg braces, good idea. I always thought Stryker kidnapped Emma Frost. Is it that big a deal that Emma was involved in 3 mile island? ORIGINS takes place 15-20 after FC, maybe she left the Brotherhood or something.
DJRock93 - 2/19/2013, 3:22 PM
Great ideas
marvel72 - 2/19/2013, 3:54 PM
@ superguy15

x-men first class takes place in 1962 during the cuban missile crisis

x-men origins wolverine takes place in the 1979.

the problem is with two emma frost one being played in the 60s by january jones(actress age 35)& in the late 70s by tahyna tozzi(actress age 27).

so the actress who played the older emma frost was younger looking & actually eight years younger.

great bit of continuity right there & lets not forgot silver fox being her older sister.
UltimateTypeface - 2/19/2013, 11:19 PM
Should have a full grown,full breasted Rougue, not some insecure gap toothed emo...

.and how about a Cyclops who isnt a simpering soft cock!
fortycals - 2/20/2013, 9:23 AM
I have always felt that a lot of what people call continuity errors are just unexplained circumstances. The big one most people latch on to is charles walking. As a long time reader of the cb's I know that, charles has been in and out of chairs more than a big breasted stripper. So that one never bothered me. Another is the beast back and forth, and the same thing kind of applies. Wether image inducers, or looking different in every book he is featured in it never bothered me.

There are still alot of discrepencies, though. The emma thing is easy. They just can be two different people completly. It doesnt even have to be explained. The summers issue can be an easy fix to, them being related but not bothers. We dont technically know how old charles is in FC. Its pushing it to say he was 17, but he could have pulled a doogie howser md, him being phsyic and a genious.

The easiest way to fix all continuity errors is that DoFP is a soft reboot similar to what star trek did. You dont cancle out the previous movies, but this is the new starting point.
DrDoom - 2/21/2013, 5:25 AM
Tainted87 - 2/21/2013, 4:12 PM
If DC can do it, why can't Fox?
ThunderKat - 2/21/2013, 8:22 PM
Why not use "DoFP" as the point of divergence a la Abrams' "Star Trek?" It would easily fix all of the continuity gaffes.
TheSuperguy - 2/21/2013, 10:21 PM
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, GODZILLA, EVIL DEAD, THOR: THE DARK WORLD, and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY are all films that the more I hear about it, the more interested I am. NINJA TURTLES, THE LONE RANGER, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, and THE FANTASTIC FOUR are all films that the more I hear about them, the less I care.
SuperiorSpiderMoose - 6/19/2013, 7:28 AM
Well this whole time travel thing should help sort out continuity errors.

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