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The movie will explain the apparent Continuity Snarls between the main series and the spin-offs/prequelsTime Travel is going to be a key feature; so if used correctly, it could provide some justification for anything that doesn't seem to match up throughout the series; the result creating an Alternate Timeline.
We will see Baby Nightcrawler in this movie.Jason Flemyng has said he will not reprise his role as Azazel. His absence will be explained as having died somehow but having left Mystique Someone to Remember Him By. We will also see how mother and son became separated.
By the end of the movie Cyclops will be alive againBy virtue of travelling in time and changing the past, his death will be erased from the timeline.
Josh Helman will be playing CableThe guy looks like a young James Marsden and a plot involving time travel is a perfect opportunity to introduce Cable
The Kid in the first scene was a young Nathan SummersBut since the Cable look is that of an already old man, they went with a look that made his physical appearance almost like X-man aka Nate Grey, nonetheless this composite character will have lots of work to do in X-Men: Apocalypse.
Nimrod will be the rumored all-CGI characterJust like in the comics, he's going to upload himself to the proto-Internet back in the 70s and appear in the present as Bastion during The Stinger.
Wolverine will get his Adamantium Claws back
This film will be all about Wolverine. Again.
The series will be Rescued from the Scrappy Heap after thisReports of comic-con footage say many characters will have more classic comic book-y costumes and it sounds like it won't just be about Wolverine this time. Here's hopin'.
Bolivar Trask was behind the killing of Kennedy
Bolivar Trask will be a combination of himself and Mr. Sinister.
The movie will end with Wolverine returning to the present day, but inside the X-Mansion.
There will be a Stinger to link with the next X-moviesThe next movies on Fox X-Men franchise, are X-Force (spin-off), and a sequel of DOFP dealing with Apocalypse. So we'll probably be treated to a seemingly corrected timeline at the end of the credits, only for the stinger to show further up in the future, Cable and X-Force fighting against Apocalypse.
The final foe the heroes face will be Master Mold
Dr. Bolivar Trask will start out as a Non-Action Big Bad, but towards the end he will become combat-capable
Quicksilver is intentionally made to look bad in this film so that his appeal in The Avengers: Age of Ultron would be sabotaged and alienate more causal audiences, possibly bringing both films down.
The 2023 parts take place 3 years after Real Steel
Most, if not all, of the future X-Men will be killed off.
The reason that both Charles Xaviers are face to face in the trailer.
Wolverine will be sent to Ancient Egypt at the end of the movie
James Mc Avoy's Professor X will be killed.
Wolverine will live.
Why Xavier can walk
Kelsey Grammer's cameo as Beast will be his murder.
There will be a Cable cameo/reference.
Blink will be a "blink and you'll miss her" character.
The technique Magneto used to lace the metal into the sentinels is the same way that he gave Wolverine back his Adamantium claws after the events of The Wolverine.If he can do it with steel then he can do it with Adamantium.
Raven left Erik because Azazel died
Quicksilver is a Breakout Character.He has a minor role compared to other cast members. He is only there to BREAK OUT (see what I did there) his father, Magneto. He will become so popular with fans that he will achieve main character status in future movies. People in my theater loved seeing him run onscreen.
The Cerebro in the mansion was built offscreen during First Class.The older Charles says that he and Erik built Cerebro, referring to the one in the mansion. In 1973, Cerebro has already been built for a long time, and Charles and Erik have not spoken since First Class.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine happens as a result of X-Men interference in the Paris Peace Accords.Here is what we know:
Alternatively, Wolverine has left Team X by the time of the 1973 parts of the movie.Origins takes place six years after Wolverine left Team X. Six years after this movie would be 1979, the year in which the Three Mile Island accident took place. As for Danny Huston playing Stryker in the Vietnam scenes of Origins, we are supposed to ignore it as if the characters were seeing him differently, as in a play.
Wolverine and Mystique hooked up at the endFurthermore, they're together in the future. Because they would be an awesome couple.
Mystique was pregnant with Nightcrawler during the movieAzazel's dead by the time of the movie and if Nightcrawler's going to be born, he'd had to have been conceived by then. Mystique might not even be far along enough to realize it yet. This would explain why she sobs right after seeing a picture of Azazel's autopsy and why she's so desperate to kill Trask. Shortly after the events of the film she finds out she's pregnant, decides to move to Europe in disguise to live in peace, and takes up with a circus run by a friendly Roma woman happy to help her raise her child, having two of her own. This would probably make this universe's Margali an amalgam of comics Margali and Destiny.
Nightcrawler teleported away as a baby.Whether it was right after he was born or when he was still in her womb, somehow he got away from Mystique.
The new timeline Wolverine had an antagonistic relationship with Beast.The "Late start hey Logan" comment wasn't a friendly jibe but a part of a bitter rivalry. Because in this timeline Logan never liked Beast because his appearance reminded him of something he saw on a bad acid trip in the 70s in which he lost several days of time and ended up in the Potomac.
Mystique killed JFK to frame Magneto.Magneto says that he was trying to protect JFK but failed. In the Bent Bullet article, Magneto says during his trial that JFK's real assassin was a female who could blend in. Mystique was the shooter on the grassy knoll. She knew that Magneto would try to curve the bullet and then end up getting accused of the crime. Her reason for framing him was to get back at him for rejecting her. She probably had sex with Azazel a few months earlier to spite Magneto, resulting in the conception of Nightcrawler. It would have to have been before Azazel was killed by Project WideAwake agents in July 1963. Alternatively, she could have fallen in love with Azazel and then gotten mad at Magneto for not doing a good job keeping him alive. Maybe Magneto got jealous and allowed Azazel to die.
Mystique killed Stryker.As Magneto ripped the panic room out of the White House, Mystique attacked Stryker and stole his plastic gun, he is not seen again. At the end of the movie Mystique is revealed to be impersonating Stryker, Mystique is running the new timeline's version of the Weapon X program.
Professor X kept a copy of the new timeline Logan's memories, since he hoped/expected that the "old" Logan would come back.So Logan gets somewhat of a fusion of New Timeline and Old Timeline memories.
Xavier's original plan was to minimize timeline changes as much as possibleFuture Xavier is in the body of his twin brother, this likely means that had he been able to be sent back, he would have arrived in the 1973 version of his brother's body. This would then allow him to reach Raven and talk her down without changing anything about his own personal timeline or anyone else's save Trask and Raven, thus if successful he would wake up to a future that was much less different from the original than the one that was created.
The Mutant Soldier is Pre-Quill.Pun intended.
The original timeline is not the original timelineThere are a handful of things in Days of Future Past that fit a little oddly with the original movies—among them, the Word of God that the screaming little girl in X-Men United was Syrin, Banshee's daughter, what with Banshee having died decades before. So rather than a continuity error, maybe it's a sign—a sign that someone went back in time already, and spurred Trask into action that he hadn't taken in the original timeline.
Quicksilver's little sister is AnyaWord of God says Quicksilver has another sister, who is probably Wanda. It's doubtful that this girl could be Lorna, since she has the power of magnetism, which she would have to inherit from Magneto, who has been locked up for the past 10 years. Quicksilver has one more sister. Also, the little girl◊ looks a bit similar with Anya◊, especially their hair color.
A child version of Jean Grey made a voice only cameoAmong the various crying and wailing when the young Xavier uses Cerebro again, a young girl's voice can be heard saying "Who are you?" The most likely person to pick up on a telepathic presence would have been a young Jean Grey. Given Storm's child cameo in the previous film, she likely would have been about the right age as well.
The future sentinels didn't grow beyond their programming......They were purposefully reprogrammed to target anyone who disagreed with the sentinels' masters' plans of mutant genocide or disagreed with them in general because why settle for protecting humanity (when you're the worst of it according to Logan), when you can dominate it as well, and really who can stop someone who can build robots capable of eating mutants like Bishop, Storm, Sunspot, Iceman and Colossus for breakfast.
Mystiques impersonating of Stryker altered the events of X-2 and X-3 resulting in Jean and Cyclops still being alive. Judging by Rogue's gray streak, the events of the first movie more or less till happened.
In several years, an X-Men and Fantastic Four (2015) crossover will be announced.Since Fox seems to be more careful about introducing "expanded universe" elements than Sony is (and even Marvel Studios in its early days), they'll probably ensure we get a good, solid Fantastic Four movie before starting to cross over their two Marvel franchises, rather than just having a movie full of "Oh look, the X-Men exist" moments (a criticism of pre-Avengers MCU movies and The Amazing Spider-Man 2). It might be Hugh Jackman's swan song as Wolverine.
Sequels and stingers will mash-up various sagas in X-Men history.Given the nature of adaptations, they will try to patch up whatever Continuity Snarl was created in previous installments.
Each X-Men film will take place in a different decade.
In the alternate future, Erik will work with Charles again.Note that at the end of their confrontation at the White House, Erik leaves his helmet behind, meaning he remains completely open to Charles' telepathy. It's somehow reinforced by Erik's last words in the Bad Future : "So many years wasted fighting each other. If only we could have one or two back..."
In the original timeline, Erik either never recovered his helmet after escaping the Pentagon, or abandoned it soon after like in the new timeline.Thus explaining why the Professor seemed so shocked to realize that Magneto's helmet was blocking his telepathy in the original X-Men film. Magneto hadn't used the helmet since the 70s, possibly not even since the 60s, for whatever reason. If it had been at least 20 years since he'd last seen or heard of the helmet, it becomes a little more forgivable that he might have entirely forgotten it existed. Especially if Magneto had never recovered it to begin with after his escape, because then the helmet would effectively be something Xavier had never seen before or since the events of First Class.
After the Reset Button occurred, the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine would take placeIts not too far off that sometime in '73, Creed was still in 'Nam, killing and Logan had to go him out of there, thus setting up the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine where Stryker sure knows Logan, but it is HE who doesn't know Stryker. Additionally, over the years, Stryker had tested out cloning which led to him cloning a sister for Kayla using Emma Frost's DNA and mutant genes.
In X:Men Apocalypse, the Four Horsemen will be...
Peter Maximoff in X:Men Apocalypse will be given more screen time and character developmentPeter and Erik's relationship will be confirmed on-screen and Peter will therefore waver between the Brotherhood and the X-Men. Ultimately, it won't matter since the X-Men and the Brotherhood will unite against Apocalypse, perhaps bringing an end to the conflict between Magneto and Xavier. At the end, Peter will be shown at Xavier's school with the rest of the X-Men.
In the next movie Apocalypse will be defeated by The Phoenix ForceJean Grey has been shown to be alive in the new timeline, and Apocalypse has been shown centuries earlier, building the pyramids. After Apocalypse crushes the X-men, The Phoenix Force will be revealed to be real all along and defeat Apocalypse. (The X-men would have defeated The Horsemen by now.) The end credits scene will revolve around the Shi'Ar coming to Earth, wanting to prevent the Phoenix Force from doing something catastrophic.
Nightcrawler will appear in a future movie, fathered by Mystique.Chris Claremont originally wanted Mystique to be Nightcrawler's father, but censors at the time wouldn't allow him to do that. The movie-verse can get away with it, and it would be easier to do that rather than have her get pregnant and abandon the baby without anyone knowing.
Nightcrawler will appear, with Mystique being the mother and Azazel being the father.Azazel impregnated Mystique before he was captured and killed. Mystique had given birth prior to the events of DOFP.
Irene Adler (Destiny) will appear in a future movieWith Jennifer Lawrence becoming increasingly popular, a Mystique-centered movie is probably on its way and it's possible that they will include Irene as her love interest. Her abilities would allow her to be aware of both movie timelines as well.
The next movie will deal with Bolivar Trask's redemption.I think the Meaningful Gaze he gave to Mystique near the end indicated that he knew what he was doing was wrong, and wanted to change it. Beyond that, if they hired an actor as great as Peter Dinklage to give us a one-dimensional mutant-hater, they really wasted their money. I expect that Trask will spend the next decade trying to make humans less afraid of mutants...and the best way to do that will be to give humans the option of receiving mutant powers themselves (basically, a non-lethal version of Magneto's machine from X-1). Then, he discovers that Apocalypse is using his technology as part of his plan. This leads to Trask making himself a mutant so that he can help fight. And unlike Magneto's machine, Trask is such a genius he can hand-pick his own powers, and make himself a Superpower Lottery Winner. Unfortunately, his lack of combat experience will make him Unskilled, but Strong, and he gets a Redemption Equals Death at the hands of Apocalypse.
James Mc Avoy will be bald for X-Men: Apocalypse.His transformation will be complete.
Xavier will shave his head because he liked how his older self looked bald.Who wouldn't?
In X-Men: Apocalypse, Professor X, Wolverine, Beast, Cyclops, and Jean Grey won't die.They appear at the end of Days of Future Past in the year 2023.
X-Men: Apocalypse will feature Bob Bell and "The Human Majority."The 25 Moments website says that in 1984, a pastor named Bob Bell opposes Mutants. He could be similar to Reverend William Stryker in the comics.
X-Men: Apocalypse will feature the Chernobyl disaster.The last few movies have featured historical events. This movie will take place in the 1980s, and this event is mentioned on the 25 Moments website. 1986 may also be when Jean Grey and Cyclops' powers manifested in the original timeline.
X-Men: Apocalypse will feature the Berlin Wall protests.Also mentioned on the 25 Moments website, which says that Mutants took out a part of the wall. It would take place in 1989 and feature actors who look slightly older than the ones who portrayed young Jean Grey in The Last Stand and young Scott Summers in Origins.
The actor who will portray Apocalypse.
A younger Lady Deathstrike will be featured in a sequel.Probably portrayed by a different actress.
Peter Maximoff will be more serious in X-Men: Apocalypse.He wasn't so mature in Days of Future Past because he was a juvenile teen who breaks into places to get what he wants. In the 1980s, years after witnessing his father's antics at Washington, DC on television, he will be more serious and have goals that pertain to Magneto, whether it is to oppose him or join him. He will be the more arrogant Quicksilver with whom fans of the comics and the cartoons are familiar.
In X-Men: Apocalypse, there will be many Scotts and Jeans at Professor X's school.Wolverine never said their last names when he mentioned them to Xavier.
The twenty-third X-Men movie will be called X-23.And it will be about X-23.
The X-Force movie will take place after 2023 in the new timeline.Cable will be in it and he will be the son of Scott Summers and Jean Grey.
In the X-Force movie, Deadpool will mention how long he's been waiting for his own movie.He will mention the huge gap between his appearances in Origins and X-Force.
Havoc will be revealed to be Cyclops's father in Earth-10005.Apocalypse will reveal that in the Earth-10005 universe, Alex Summers is Scott's father rather than his brother. Although significant age gaps between siblings are possible, this is usually only the case of large families, and very atypical in families with only two offspring. Alex was born sometime around 1946 at his youngest, while Scott would have been born around 1970 if he's in his mid-teens in the 1980s. This would make Alex around 24 years old when Scott was born, which was the median age for a first-time father at the time.
The introduction of time travel and cosmic retcons was to have a way to adapt major stories without worrying about strict continuityNothing to do with Bryan Singer wanting to erase what he wasn't involved with, as the movie actually erases the plot points for everything that happens post 1973, which would be most of Origins, the original trilogy, and The Wolverine. And even before any time lines were changed, many plot points of the pre-changed past didn't mesh up with X1-2-3. The main point of making this story and this movie was to give a clean slate to the series and be able to do other alternate time line movies and without the need to be confined by a strict continuity. From this point forward, anything that doesn't match up can be hand waved as being related someone changing the timeline. Fox is now open to do literally any X-Men story without changing established characters and actors AND being able to use the events of past movies (which no longer exist in universe) as background for the audience.
Moira Mac Taggert will appear in X-Men: Apocalypse.Charles Xavier will see her with another English man and a daughter of the same name, who appeared in X-Men: The Last Stand. Xavier will be happy for her but sad for himself. Part of the movie's plot will deal with him coming to terms with staying single so that he can focus his attention on helping other Mutants.
Quicksilver and a younger Nightcrawler will bond.They will talk about their absentee parents Magneto and Mystique. They will also compare their powers and possibly race each other.
Younger Nightcrawler will be show with blue fur.This will cause Beast to wonder whether or not he may be the father. Even if he is not, he will have a father-son relationship with Nightcrawler.
A younger Juggernaut will appear in X-Men: Apocalypse.It will be revealed that he is Professor X's stepbrother.
The Blink appearing in Age of Apocalypse will be from the Bad Future.Ao A looks like it's going to take place in the 80s or thereabouts. Storm looks to be considerably older than Blink, and she's going to be a teenager during the film — it's highly unlikely that that universe's Blink would even have been born yet, let alone capable of using her powers. There's also the fact that comicverse Blink is a universe-hopper, and having her imported into Apocalypse's reign, rather than escaping from it, would be a nice little nod to that.
When he gets his own movie, Deadpool will make reference to his backstory in "The Wolverine"......And then some fat comic book guy will remind him that the movie is out of continuity, so Deadpool will kill him! Because that would be in pure Deadpool style.
Quicksilver's little sister will be killedEspecially if she's really Anya (whom had died in the comics). Her death will affect Quicksilver greatly, and he will turn from a goofy teenager like we saw in DOFP to a darker character.
Gambit is one of the Four HorsemenIt's been confirmed he will appear in future movies. Also, what is more awesome than bringing The Bus Came Back character with Come Back Wrong? He may have died sometime after Origins (regardless the outcome of DOFP) and has been resurrected by Apocalypse to be his Horseman. I like Gambit, but I really don't mind if he appear as villain as long as the filmmakers don't forget his badassery. The next film will also about the X-Men restore him back, and this time he will join X-Men for real, not a rogue mutant like in Origins anymore.
The X-Men will have several new members at the start of ApocalypseQuicksilver, Cyclops, Storm, and others will already be on the team, having joined during the Time Skip.
Apocalypse will appear in different forms and will potrayed by more than one actorHe appears in a youthful form in The Stinger of DOFP. In X-Men: Apocalypse, his older form will also appear, but he may spend half part of the film in his young form.
Marvel Movie Crossovers
Some Marvel Cinematic Universe characters will appear in future movies in the series - with a twist...They'll be in the Deadpool movie, as licensed crossover cameos. Rather than teaming up with Deadpool and Wolverine, their appearances will be more for Rule of Funny and be metatextual, with Wade reflecting on why he can't appear in the MCU. If not this, then at least you can expect Deadpool making some off-handed references to the MCU, dealing with fans' crossover requests. The Avengers, I can definitely see Fox doing a really similar stinger with one of the biggest, baddest mo-fo's in the Marvel Universe - who they just happen to have the rights to. Probably to tease their Fantastic Four reboot.
How Fox and Marvel will handle the Quicksilver/Scarlet Witch Situation for potential crossovers
This and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will include some mean-spirited jabs at the MCU.
The movie is an experiment to introduce comic book-style Retcons to film. Depending on critical/fan response, this will lead to......The Avengers: Age of Ultron featuring something like the dimensional rift seen at the end of Age Of Ultron, resulting in an integrated X-Men/Marvel Cinematic Universe.
For giggles, the above Retcon will reveal that The Amazing Spider-Man Series was actually a part of the MCU all alongWhich would make sense, given that the Oscorp Tower was supposed to show up in The Avengers, and that the Spider-Man movies haven't really done anything that would make it hard to integrate the character's universe with the MCU. Now all that needs to happen is for Disney, Fox, and Sony to work out a deal...
In order to tie-in the X-Men with the Fantastic Four, the Celestials will be introduced to provide a Meta Origin.
Franklin Richards will have a cameo appearance in the dystopian future timeline.
The Quicksilver in this movie is the father of Marvel Studios' Quicksilver.
The Sentinels killed the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and the MCU heroes.This would be in keeping with the Days of Future Past comic.
Related to the one above; Wolverine met Quicksilver when both of them were AvengersHe mentioned he was mature when they met originally, and while I know they are not Avengers at the same time, it could be a very very subtle way to mention the Avengers, since Quicksilver never was an X-man for starters.
The Amazing Spider-Man movies and most of MCU take place in the new timeline.With the exception of Captain America: The First Avenger and the short and show about Peggy Carter, everything takes place in the new timeline. That is why we never see any sentinels in the MCU 2009 onward, or in The Amazing Spider-Man movies, which take place 2012 onward.
The 2005-2007 Fantastic Four movies were part of the original timeline.The first movie even has a deleted scene in which Mr. Fantastic makes himself look like Wolverine. In the new timeline, a butterfly effect has shifted their birthdates and perhaps changed their parentage, hence why the Human Torch will be black in the reboot.
Fox will ensure that the rest of their Marvel movie output pleases critics and fans, leading to good ratings on RT and Metacritic.It can range anywhere from The Wolverine's reception for spin-offs to this movie's reception for the "big movies" (including Apocalypse). This is an effective way for Fox to establish themselves as a viable MCU alternative rather than a "greedy company with the rights to Marvel characters that's trying to milk those rights for all their worth and keep them from Marvel".
Peter used to be named Pietro but his family changed his name when they immigrated to America so that he would fit in more.Which is why he's still called Pietro on some of the promotional material. Technically both names are right.
Xavier used DNA-generated artificial limbs.
The "bad" timeline where mutants are persecuted is the one seen in X2/X3
Kitty Pryde was actually performing an inception experiment on Logan.Actor Allusion. Kitty put Logan in a dream, and he got stuck in limbo when he drowned, similar to how Cobb drowned in a dream. He never awoke in a better future; it is All Just a Dream. In reality, the Sentinels killed everyone.
The more treatment that James Mc Avoy's Charles Xavier uses, the sooner that he looks and sounds like Patrick Stewart's Charles Xavier.In the flashback in the beginning of The Last Stand, Stewart's Charles Xavier is shown walking when he meets Jean Grey, meaning that he was still using the treatment for his spine. In X-Men: Apocalypse, Mac Avoy's Xavier will be the one meeting Jean Grey, but he will be in a wheelchair since he stopped using the treatment in 1973 in the new timeline. He will still end up looking and sounding exactly like Patrick Stewart, as shown in the final scene of this movie, but just when he begins to look and sound exactly like him has been delayed since he has used less treatment for his spine than he did in the original timeline. Alternatively, it may be the decreased use of his powers and not the treatment itself that causes the side-effect.
Being in the Pentagon for much longer in the original timeline made Michael Fassbender's Erik Lehnsherr look and sound more like Ian Mc Kellen's Erik Lehnsherr.History was altered when Magneto was broken out of the Pentagon after being there for a decade. In the original timeline, he may have been there over a decade longer. Having not used his powers during that time, his appearance and voice changed to resemble Ian Mc Kellen. During that time, he may have had so much time to think that he changed his views, got released for good behavior, and reunited with Professor X around 1986 just in time to meet a young Jean Grey. In the new timeline, however, he will not look and sound exactly like Ian Mc Kellen in X-Men: Apocalypse.
The Wolverine still happens in the new timeline......but without the dreams about Jean Grey, since she is still alive in 2023. The time travel in 1973 did not affect Wolverine saving Yashida from the atomic bomb in Nagasaki 1945. Yashida will still seek out Wolverine, who will end up going to Japan. Whether or not he will have adamantium claws as he did in the film is currently unknown.
Project X is in the same universe.It has "X" in the title, so maybe the characters are mutants. Plus, Miles Teller is in the movie. It could be Mr. Fantastic from the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot.
We live in the original timeline.Just last year, we saw the Trask Industries website get launched. The Mark X Sentinel was announced last year. By 2023, the world will belong to the Sentinels.
In the new present Raven and Erik have been with Charles for at least 20 years
By 2023 At least one of Nathan and Rachel have been born
Wolverine is marriedAfter all, he has no idea of anything that took place between drowning in the river and waking up late at the mansion. Not just of world history, but also his own personal history. It would have been hilarious if Xavier ended the conversation with something like this
In this universe, the Senators moved because of Magneto's destruction of their stadium.In our universe, the baseball field which Magneto moves was home to the Washington Senators until 1971, when they moved to Dallas and became the Texas Rangers. Since we see the stadium set up for baseball in the summer of 1973, the team obviously still played there. However, the wholesale destruction of the stadium by Magneto would probably lead to an In Spite of a Nail situation where the team would have to move to Texas to keep playing.
Speculation for other Spin-off moviesAside from obvious Wolverine (and supposedly Deadpool) spin-off movies, here are my speculations about other characters who can get their own solo movie: