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

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!

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. 

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