‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Continuity Problems & Errors

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[WARNING: Major SPOILERS for X-Men: Days of Future Past in this Article!]

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X-Men: Days of Future Past is now theaters, bringing with it the promise of a (semi-)rebooted X-Men Movie Universe where the missteps of past films will be course-corrected (or outright wiped away) in favor of providing the franchise with a clean slate on which to build toward a bigger, better, “fewcha” (future).

Of course, throughout the marketing campaign for Days of Future Past, hardcore fans of both the X-Men comic books and/or films have remained wary of the lingering issue of continuity errors. The six films in the preceding X-Men movie saga (X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last StandX-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class and The Wolverine) have nearly choked themselves to death with inconsistencies and contradictions in shared universe storytelling. It was an annoyance in the past, but it is a downright deal-breaking flaw in the era of shared universe franchises.

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As we stated in our official X-Men: Days of Future Past review, the film does a lot of good things for the franchise – but that doesn’t mean it is able to completely clean up the messy continuity. Granted, Days of Future Past manages to negate the other X-Men movies (with the exception of First Class) in favor of a much-needed mulligan; but how well it earned that second chance at better continuity is up for debate.

We selected some of the biggest and most glaring continuity issues in Days of Future Past - and some additional ones that meticulous viewers will no doubt notice and likely criticize, even as the franchise tries to leave its ugly blemishes behind.

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Prof X. Lives

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One of the biggest continuity issues that has been apparent ever since Days of Future Past was first announced was the return of Patrick Stewart’s Professor X. In X-Men: The Last Stand, Professor X was vaporized by Dark Phoenix/Jean Grey – only to achieve resurrection by transferring his consciousness into the body of a comatose patient who was under the care of Moira MacTaggert (as seen in a post-credits scene):

Now, if you read around the Interwebs, you’ll hear all kinds of justifications for how Xavier’s resurrection could result in what we see in DoFP - and also the post-credits scene of The Wolverine, which serves as a direct lead-in to DoFP. The most popular theory is that when Xavier transferred his consciousness, he did so into the body of a twin brother. This familial relation is never specified in X3, but it isn’t impossible (just soap opera-style cheesy). However, even it that WAS a viable explanation, it still wouldn’t explain how or why Xavier’s twin brother also ended up paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.

At the end of The Wolverine, any direct explanation is left to vague references, as Wolverine asks “How is this possible?” upon seeing Xavier alive, and  Xavier answers, “You’re not the only one with gifts,” suggesting that some aspect of his powers has allowed him to cheat death. A lot of fans hoped that Days of Future Past would detail exactly how Xavier made it back, but alas, that explanation is nowhere to be found. And since DoFP insists that X3 is official canon, that unanswered question is certainly a big one.

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 Future Wolverine’s Adamantium Claws

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Days of Future Past clearly recognizes the events of both X-Men: The Last Stand and The Wolverine, and when last we saw Logan onscreen, his Adamantium claws had been destroyed in a battle with the “Silver Samurai.” From early marketing of Days of Future Past, the question of how Future Wolverine got his claws repaired was nagging the minds of fans everywhere. In the actual film, we get zero explanation of how this particular restoration occurs.

Director Bryan Singer promised all would be revealed. The easy answer seemed to be having Ian McKellen’s future Magneto be the source of Wolverine’s re-attachment to his famed metal; all it would take is a throwaway line of dialogue and the whole thing could be settled.

The most we get from the film is implication: In the 1970s, young Magneto (Michael Fassbender) reveals the imaginative vision for endowing Wolvie with a metallic upgrade, as the pair are on a jet flight to Paris. You could call that an implied explanation, but most fans would, in turn, call B.S.

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  1. The Sentinel thing is what bothers me the most too as Aaron said before. There have been sentinels hunting mutants and then humans
    since 1973? Through all the X-Men movies? And we are only hearing about them now?!”

    A simple explanation to all your questions and this one, is all 3 X-Men movies, DOFP, X-Men Fist Class are from the same timeline but X-Men Origins is an alternate timeline along with the timeline Professor-X explained where Mystique killed Trask. So the sentinels from that timeline entered their universe somehow and started hunting them even though they’re from an alternate but similar timeline. Who cold have brought them here you ask? Well Apocalypse as he figures out his fate in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse and time travels with a device in his universe go into an alternate one to send sentinels to kill the X-Men from all 3 X-Men movies, DOFP, and X-Men Fist Class. Apocalypse is the true meaning of survivor as wolverine said in DOFP. So he could just do what I said to avoid conflict with the X-Men or Sentinels if they have ever encountered him since he’s a mutant.

  2. The Sentinel thing is what bothers me the most too as Aaron said before. There have been sentinels hunting mutants and then humans
    since the 70′s? Through all the X-Men movies? And we are only hearing about them now?!”

    A simple explanation to all your questions and this one, is all 3 X-Men movies, DOFP, X-Men Fist Class are from the same timeline but X-Men Origins is an alternate timeline along with the timeline Professor-X explained where Mystique killed Trask. So the sentinels from that timeline entered their universe somehow and started hunting them even though they’re from an alternate but similar timeline. Who cold have brought them here you ask? Well Apocalypse as he figures out his fate in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse and time travels with a device in his universe go into an alternate one to send sentinels to kill the X-Men from all 3 X-Men movies, DOFP, and X-Men Fist Class. Apocalypse is the true meaning of survivor as wolverine said in DOFP. So he could just do what I said to avoid conflict with the X-Men or Sentinels if they have ever encountered him since he’s a mutant.

  3. The Sentinel thing is what bothers me the most too as Aaron said before. There have been sentinels hunting mutants and then humans
    since the 70′s? Through all the X-Men movies? And we are only hearing about them now?

    A simple explanation to all your questions and this one, is all 3 X-Men movies, DOFP, X-Men Fist Class are from the same timeline but X-Men Origins is an alternate timeline along with the timeline Professor-X explained where Mystique killed Trask. So the sentinels from that timeline entered their universe somehow and started hunting them even though they’re from an alternate but similar timeline. Who cold have brought them here you ask? Well Apocalypse as he figures out his fate in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse and time travels with a device in his universe go into an alternate one to send sentinels to kill the X-Men from all 3 X-Men movies, DOFP, and X-Men Fist Class. Apocalypse is the true meaning of survivor as wolverine said in DOFP. So he could just do what I said to avoid conflict with the X-Men or Sentinels if they have ever encountered him since he’s a mutant.

  4. It seems the author of the article doesn’t fully understand the meaning of “plot hole”.
    Something unexplained in a film is not a plot hole. Indeed some of the best aspects of many movies are unexplained items, events, characters, etc. that the filmmaker deliberately leaves unexplained. Take the briefcase in Pulp Fiction. The fact that you never learn what’s in the briefcase isn’t a plot hole, it’s a mystery that adds to the story. The same is true in Days of Future Past. Wolverine has his metal claws back in the future. We don’t know how, and we’re left to speculate. Did Magneto do it? It’s not a plot hole simply because it’s not explained on film. The same is true for Professor X being alive. We know he’s the most powerful mutant in the world. We know at the end of The Last Stand he was able to transfer his consciousness into another body. The fact that we don’t have an explicit on-screen explanation doesn’t make it a plot hole.

    I for one enjoy the mystery in films. The original Star Wars Films (the first two anyway) were full of interesting and mysterious events and characters. There were so many pieces we didn’t have and it added to the fun and intrigue. We knew nothing about the Clone Wars, Obi-Wan’s backstory, Luke’s parentage, etc. Those things made us want more. By the time the prequels came around and we were hammered over the head with every possible detail I’d lost interest. So many fascinating, mysterious events were thrown on the screen in such detail they lost their allure.

    Anyway, I find it interesting that so many people still call an unanswered question a plot hole.

    • Yeah but when 1 movie in the series says one thing and another movie does or says something different… THAT IS A PLOT HOLE…

      I for one loved DOFP and it did solve a lot of contradictions/unanswered questions…

      But…

      - In X1 Professor X says he and Magneto met at 17 but First Class it is shown otherwise
      - In X1 Prof X says Magneto builds cerebro but it is clearly Beast who does this in First Class
      - In X1 Professor says his first students were Cyclops, Jean, and Storm but in First class his first students are not those 3.

      • Those would qualify as continuity errors. The two I mentioned do not qualify as continuity errors OR plot holes. I wasn’t invalidating the entire article, just pointing out that several of the “plot holes” weren’t in fact plot holes.

      • Those are continuity errors. The two examples from the article I used are neither continuity errors nor plot holes. My intent wasn’t to invalidate the entire article, just to point out that several of the “plot holes” listed were nothing more than unanswered (and interesting) questions. The one about how Wolverine got his claws back would make for an interesting stand-alone film.

        Another example is the complaint about the young Xavier mis-quoting Wolverine from First Class. That isn’t remotely a plot hole, or continuity error. If you met someone years before and they said something rude to you, then you met them again years later you’d be forgiven for not using the exact words they used.

        • Definitely agree that there are a lot of complaints that people can solve with a little imagination and speculation.

          • That’s the problem…They shouldn’t have to. That’s the director and writer’s job.

            • @No:

              No, it is not the writer or the director’s job to spoonfeed everything, including things that can be understood by using common sense, to the audience.

              • In this movie,there are many continuity errors that can’t be explained by using common sense or imagination.You are forced to speculate and add some facts to make these events make sense and frankly,if your are forced to do that,it is an example of bad writing.

                • AGAIN , for all those un-initiated in alternate universes and parallel developments , THERE ARE NO CONTINUITY ERRORS . This is now a seaparate universe , with all the events of X1-X3 amd the two Logan movies MAYBE being in this timeline , or maybe NOT … so just JUNK any thought of when one character met another , S is gonna change , Aw’Ight ?
                  This is a FIX for those continuity errors u guys have wasted some 700 posts on … now if u wish to really delve into it , technically our OLD universe still exists . with all the events that THIS universe corrected . Bu I don’t think Hollywood has the guts for telling ‘What If ….? ” movie stories ( as there was a comic book to explore some of these very ALTERNATE issues .. )and really all the X-problems are papered over ; it’s the WOLVERINE discontinuities that must be fixed now .. ..like . there’s no reason for Mountain Man Logan ( he didn’t gut Jean )thus no Yukio being sent to collect the weary soldier and no meeting with Mariko ..

        • The Quote by Xavier to Wolverine is easily explainable. According to Hugh Jackman he was given the cameo in First Class and told that the rating was NC17 so he could use the F word twice. Original dialogue was “F Off, Go F Yourself” but during the shoot they decided to make it just a quick “Go F Yourself”. You can find it in one of Jackmans interviews.

          • Yes, that’s true. But it’s more fun to find a logical explanation within the films. There are many, many cases of a continuity error in a film being caused by something in the real world movie-making process and this is actually one of them. People can get pretty obsessive about things like that. For example, in the first film Storm has an accent in a brief scene (more of it is shown in the deleted scenes) but not in the rest of the movie. Fans obsessed about why Storm would be hiding her accent, when in reality it was because the filmmakers decided the accent wasn’t believable.

      • Agreed those are issues, but the ending erases First class, and makes Singers films cannon. However one would also say the original team was a trial run since they were disbanded and killed shortly after Cuba, and Logan told Charles the line up of the resurrected X-Men. The other two points errors in script.
        I do have a question: Were the Sentinels in X3, a result of the Statue of Liberty incident?

        • how does DoFP erase First Class? the events of DoFP takes place *AFTER*. If anything, it erases, at least parts, of the original trilogy

    • The only problem here is that the quoted term “plot holes” is actually never used in the article, so maybe you are having an argument with a straw man. Either that or the concept of quotes is not completely grasped.
      The whole article is about continuity issues and while I really enjoyed this movie on it’s own, it is in fact full of these types of issues.

      • Fair enough. You’re right, it doesn’t appear in the article. However the link I clicked on to get to the article was titled “Plot holes, continuity problems, and errors in Days of Future Past.” I’m fairly certain I have a solid grasp of the concept of quotes, thanks very much. It would seem my comment should have been directed at the person who linked to the article, rather than the article itself.

        If you take my original comment and replace “plot hole” with “continuity error” it still stands. The examples I used would not qualify as either a plot hole OR a continuity error.

  5. I get upset when people make these assumptions without refering to “ALL” the source material.

    In “X-Men: The Last Stand” when Prof. X is in the classroom showing students the video of Moira and the comatose guy, is actually stated that the coma-guy’s name is P. Xavier. In the director/writer commentary it is mentioned that P. Xavier is the Professor’s twin but was a supposed stillborn. It is possible though that the stillborn is actually a sort of “back up body”.

    Wolverine has claws in the future beacause it is actually the future to “First Class” and does not completely belong to the 1st 4 films. Remember, DoFP contains different timelines: 1) First Class becomes the universe containing the 1st 4 films thanks to time travel cooperation, 2) First Class becomes the DoFP future after Mystique kills Trask. Many elements of the 1st 4 films never happen or happen very differently, 3) First Class becomes the DoFP future after Magneto kills Nixon. Many elements of the 1st 4 films never happen or happen very differently. I must admit that three timelines (2 of which are not so different) in a single film can be confusing, but being open-minded and reviewing all info is helpful.

    Maybe Mystique decided sometime before X-Men 1 that she had to choose between Xavier and Magneto and chose the latter

    As said above the 1st 4 films did not happen exactly at all as they did (if at all) in the timelines containing the DoFP future. Stewart/Xavier belongs to a timeline where he witnessed the DoFP future being prevented. That’s how he remembers.

    In the X-Men 3 commentary it is implied that its Trask is a descendant of X-Men: DoFP Trask. Did anyone consider inter-racial marriage somewhere in the family tree?

    Retcon

    Stewart/Xavier may be a powerful psychic but many years have passed by. People can easily not recall things right away after forgetting decades ago…

  6. Now that’s out of the way let’s discuss continuity issues in the James Bond canon.

  7. The Sentinel thing is what bothers me the most too as Aaron said before. There have been sentinels hunting mutants and then humans
    since the 70′s? Through all the X-Men movies? So why are we hearing about them now?

    A simple explanation to all your questions and this one, is all 3 X-Men movies, and X-Men Fist Class are from the same timeline but X-Men Origins is an alternate but similar timeline along with the timeline Professor-X explained where Mystique killed Trask (DOFP). So the sentinels from that timeline entered their universe somehow and started hunting them even though they’re from an alternate but similar timeline. Who could have brought them here you ask? Well Apocalypse maybe? If he figures out his fate in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse and time travels with a device or goes to a different universe to send sentinels to kill the X-Men from all 3 X-Men movies, DOFP, and X-Men Fist Class. Apocalypse is the true meaning of survivor as wolverine said in DOFP. So he could just do what I said to avoid conflict with the X-Men or Sentinels if they have ever encountered him since he’s a mutant.

  8. I’m still trying to figure out how Kitty Pryde was able to sent people back in time?!? That didn’t make any sense…

  9. Was there a line in DoFP that said that Sentinels have been active for 30-40 years?

    If there was, I missed it. My assumption was that Trask was assasinated by Mystique, turning him into a matyr. Years, or even decades later, someone digs up Trask’s files detailing his research that had lost funding; robotic “Sentinels” that could detect the X gene in mutants. It takes another 10 years or so to correct and perfect his research before releasing the robots in the world, which could align with X3:TLS. That movie did end with Magneto leading an all out assault on Alcatraz and the implication that slowly “cured” mutants were getting their powers back. Mystique could’ve turned bad again and then the government captures her (she being Magneto’s most trusted and powerful ally with her powers) and BOOM!! DoFP occurs.

  10. If jean grey and Xavier are in it can they just say it was between the events of the third movie.. BEFORE They died?/ Simples

  11. X-men movies, including origins can and should not be referred to as source material.

    One would call the comics source material, regardless of which universe those comics are in.

  12. How and why was Bishop killed in that that manner? If the producers and directors followed the source material on the characters and their said powers, the movies would be different. Bishop should not have died the way they killed him, maybe the way they killed sunspot and blink, by impaling, but not by blasting the way they did. The writers, directors and producers of these movies think and believe the fans to be dumb.

    Bishop’s mutant ability enables him to absorb all forms of radiant or conductive energy that are directed towards him and to release that energy from his body. This power is passive, allowing Bishop to absorb energy at all times.

    When he releases the energy, he can release it in many different forms, usually as concussive blasts of biokinetic energy, even amplified compared to the absorbed amount. Bishop can also store absorbed energy within his personal reserves, whereupon the energy increases his strength and recuperative abilities, as well as affording him a measure of invulnerability.
    It has been clearly stated that Bishop is also able to absorb and process kinetic energy similarly to Sebastian Shaw, but in a much less effective way.

    His powers make it difficult to harm him with energy-based attacks; however, he can become overloaded from absorbing too much energy, though his upper limits are unknown, even to himself.

    • @Berserker

      You answered your own question there at the end. You said he can become overloaded, that’s what they did. Because they can adapt and readapt to anything, they were able to discover a point (rapidly, as you witnessed in the film) that Bishop could no longer absorb the energy.

      After all, it was perfectly plausible in FC that Darwin could not evolve to survive the cosmic energy because he couldn’t do it fast enough to prevent the inevitable.

      Everyone has their limits. Everyone. And the Sentinels found and exploited his.

      • I disagree… Bishop and Darwin shouldn’t die as easily as that. Their limit are limitless. If Apocalypse can have no limits, why couldn’t they both too?

        I’m sorry, but their abilities aren’t logical to be bound by anything.

      • @Ghost-Protocol, my point was that they made it seem like Bishop could only use his powers through his gun. But he can also project energy beams through his hands. Meaning he can blast back while being blasted.

        The movie was entertaining for those who have no knowledge of the X-Men Universe or didnt grow up watching the X-men or reading the comics.

        To me it was sequel to a prequel that is a reboot

  13. No Rachel Summers ruined this movie, it was hard to like anything about it. Especially when Kitty suddenly developed Rachel’s own powers as her own. Not to mention that Wolverine stole the Main Character slot from Kitty too!

    • Rachel Summers couldn’t have been born since both Jean and Scott were dead. And Kitty couldn’t have gone back because in the 70′s she wouldn’t have been born yet.

  14. Answer to how professor x looks the same after transfering his mind to a brain dead patient…he is the most powerful telepath in the marvel universe…you see what he wants you to see…in xmen first class he makes all the xmen in the back of the army truck invisible to the soldiers checking the truck…he freezes the minds of hundreds of people at a time in multiple scenes…is it so hard to believe he can make people see him anyway he chooses…his appearance is nothing more than an illusion

    • I can see him making everyone see him with his old face, but why would he put out the illusion that he’s still in a wheelchair? It seems unnecessary and an inconvenience. The body he took over in X3 was in perfect shape, just brain dead. Having to wheel around (although later he gets a floating chair) would slow him down when he might need speed. Also, it wouldn’t work against the Sentinels. They’d see the real him.

      Another option is that in the First Class timeline, although they obviously experienced some of the events in X3, perhaps Jean didn’t disintegrate the Professor. Makes more sense.

  15. Bolivar Trask if the movies stick to the comics is actually apocalypse and this will be revealed in a final showdown between him and the xmen…something else to mention…you can not change what has already happened…if a time traveler goes into the past and changes something, then returns to the future he would find himself on a different timeline…alternate timelines…on the original timeline nothing would be changed

  16. The problem I have is there is no reason to make all these changes in the first place. The X-Men have been around for 51 years with a good story line. The animations have had some moments, but the comics have been consistent. I wish they had followed the story lines instead of trying to invent new stuff. Bring the X-Men we all know and love. The moment Rouge and Wolverine meet, I knew this was going the wrong way. If it’s not broke don’t fix it. Also, I personally think they made Mystique ugly those scales weren’t necessary. All they had to do was pick the best cast, chose what part of the story they wanted to tell. There is enough plot twist already there. In the comic Mystique is older than Wolverine. In the movie she breaks into Xavier house as a young girl. In the comics she and Wolverine work together and she has a kid from Sabertooth. As a long time fan of the X-Men, there are a lot of unnecessary changes that did nothing for films as far as I am concerned

    • considering how many different alternate realities Marvel has that are very different in some cases from the main 616 continuity, it’s easier and far less stressful to think of the movies as another alternate universe. do people freak out at the changes the different animated movies and tv shows make? not really. so why do the movies have to be 100% faithful?

  17. there are a couple of other errors not mentioned in the article.

    The Emma Frost Paradox: how could a woman in her mid to late 20s in the 1960s(First Class) be a teenager in the 1980s(X-men Origins: Wolverine)? Especially if the movie implies Emma was killed.

    Who’s your Daddy?: DoFP also implies that Banshee was killed sometime between 1st Class and DoFP. This is something that happens in the unaltered timeline. Who is Siryn’s father then?(she’s seen briefly in X2)

    So does Toad not age at all? Assuming the Toad in DoFP is the same Toad as in X-Men, shouldn’t he be around Xavier’s age? Could DoFP’s Toad be X1′s Toad’s daddy?

    • You forgot about Azarael. If he’s dead, then who’s Nightcrawler’s dad? Mystique had to be knocked-up by someone….unless that happened between First Class and 1973.

      The tattooed guy with powers (Ink)…..isn’t a mutant….his tattoo artist is. Plus with the current tattoo on his right eye, he should have mock-powers of The Phoenix Force.

      (Referring to X-Men: First Class) When Xavier used Cerebro for the first time, it showed Cyclops and Storm among the other mutants (the creators can easily deny this), then they must look pretty damn good for their age in the present.

      • I meant Azazel.

  18. Kitty Pryde is hot in DOFP

  19. I just went with it because I found/find it to be an enjoyable movie. One could hope that there are continuity editors for screenplay and script, let alone the ones who make sure people aren’t wearing watches in ancient Rome, and it can be frustrating to think said errors make it through (at least nobody had their fly open in the crowd scene all teen wolf style)… Since I’ve not gotten a directly comic-book adapted Xmen and it’s not directly under Marvel Studios, and it’s not as bad as GhostRider, or DareDevil / Elektra, I live to see humanity crushed under the robotic boot of Skynet’s robots instead . . .where they don’t give a crap about time travel, destiny and the fate you make.

  20. Another explanation for the inconsistencies between DFOP and the trilogy could be in a statement Kitty Pryde tells Logan before he goes back. The altered time line would only be known to him, everyone else would only know the timeline they lived in. Maybe it wasn’t the first time that someone was sent back in order to fix the past. That would explain the inconsistencies as well as the lack of knowledge on their part that it had been done before.

  21. The robots were activated early because of changed events that occurred during the latest film’s progression (I thought this was obvious). The other errors are forgivable, but the one you missed was Stryker. His character is WAY too young to fit ANY of the previous films.

  22. can everyone STOP using the word “Canon”… its non-debatable that ALL the Xmen movies are part of its canon since all these characters are in all of them. I feel like beginning in 2013 writers learned what the word “canon” meant so now EVERY ONE over uses it. There’s hardly a need to EVER use it. so why bother? just because everyone else is? great, You’ve joined the bandwagon of writing. just makes me not respect anything you write going forward….. and please dont give me your reasons why Canon should be used.. i dont want to hear it.

    • I don’t like something so no one else is allowed to use it…

  23. This franchise is a complete mess at this point. I’m so disappointed. Little mistakes, I can handle, but those are some pretty huge stuff to get over.

  24. This is so lame.
    It’s a collection of “not-mistakes” and “almost-mistakes”, joined by a good dose of “I didn’t get it, so it’s wrong.”

    Xavier DID remember the events of First Class, because from his points of view… those are just his PAST. Man, that was easy…

    Anyway, you managed to miss the ACTUAL continuity mistakes in the movies:

    1) Emma Frost died before DoFP, but she’s alive in the first Wolverine movie (ok, let’s label it as non-canon, and I’ll be happy, too).
    2) Banshee died young before DoFP, and his daughter Theresa (Syrin) is in the school in X2. No, she’s too young to have been conceived by him before his death.

    • Well, neither of those characters are explicitly identified as the characters we assumed they were (well Origins Emma was referred to as Emma, but no ‘Frost’ and she didn’t seem to have any telekinetic ability, Prof X totally ignored her to tell the blind guy which direction to go in)

      And we’ll just have to assume that Siryin is either unrelated in the movies or is a niece or granddaughter (I wondered why they “confirmed” the deaths of some of these guys, instead of just leaving it at “they disappeared” and are presumed dead? Like Azazel and Banshee are two of my favorites that I expected to see again. And where’s Havoc?)

      Will Azazel be one of the Horsemen of Death? That’d be cool too.

      • Havok was in the movie, the scene in Vietnam when Mystique sprung the mutant soldiers.

  25. Apologies if amongst the lengthy comments list this has already been picked up. In origins wolverine, wolverine is working for stryker at the end of the vietnam war after he and his brother are unsuccessfully executed. So how come stryker (who is noticeable younger this time round) does know wolverine at the negotiations in paris? Surely the whole relationship between these two is key to the whole universe. If stryker doesnt try and take out wolverine in x2, jean grey doesnt turn into Phoenix and therefore scott and xavier don’t die.

    • Critical typo above. Strker does not know wolverine inn paris when he should.

      • Actually, Lauren Sholden Donner confirmed in an interview that the Emma from X-Men Origins is actually a different character from the 20s eye-candy henchwoman from First-Class. It would actually make sense for the Emma from Origins to be called Emma Silverfox. Emma Frost was killed off-screen (before DOFP)to confirm that the Emma Frost is a complete different character from Kayla’s Sister

        • Plus, what happened to Riptide at all? He was never mentioned…

      • Alternate reality

  26. So after watching the movies I have found that COL. Stryker seems to be in many places at different times. If I remember correctly he found Wolverine and Sabertooth in a detainment camp in Vietnam. Now this does not explain how he just now turns up in DoFP which takes place after Vietnam. Please let me know if I am wrong on this.

  27. One other mistake I saw…In First Class, when Xavier and Mystique reveal themselves to the CIA, Stryker was there at the table, maybe about 30-35 years old, ten years later in Days of Future Past, he was 10 years younger….it really bothered me.

    • Go home Joe… you’re drunk.

      I can’t believe how many comments here have been saying the Stryker in First Class is not William Bill Stryker, that was his father. Stryker is a Major in the army, not some CIA agent.

      And you still asking that question here?

  28. So.. I didn’t quite get how Kitty’s new power works. To be specific, did she have to stay connected to Logan’s mind the whole time of his ‘trip’? I mean, if she just sent his consciousness to the past that’d be a lot quicker, and if she had to stay connected throughout the whole time-travel then it’d be a lot longer. I’m so lost in my head about that, I hope you guys understand my question :P

    • I think of it this way: It was an extension of her phasing powers. Instead of phasing out of sync with matter, she did so to such an extreme that, if focusing, she can phase someone’s consciousness out of synch with TIME. But like her regular powers take focus to maintain, this extreme use of them takes a LOT of focus.

      That help any?

      • I think Kofi’s explanation is a really great way to make it easy to understand. To answer the question of staying-connected the whole time, it’s stated obviously in the film that she must keep the connection, if broken, the mind of the person will be lost forever.

        In an odder way of thinking, and perhaps ironic, considering the actress, I feel if you think of her phasing-through-time power like dreaming (which they may or may not have actually compared it to in the film, I don’t remember) then it’d clear up the question of it ‘being a long time for her’. You know, like in Inception. Dreams can feel like days have passed, but in ‘real time’ it’s only a couple of hours.

        If that makes any sense! Haha

        I figured this because I believe they say that once they pick a new location as their hideout (in the future, from the sentinels) they only have x-amount of time before they have to move.

        Anyway, hope it helps :)

    • In the comic book, Kitty was the one who went back in time, and the mutant who sent her was Scarlet Witch.

      • I believe it was actually Rachel Summers, Scott and Jean’s alternate future daughter, who sent Kitty back in time.

  29. My impression of the choice of Mystique as the basis for the future Sentinal’s powers seems incorrect. Mystique has the power to assume the appearance of anyone, but not their powers. Rogue would have been a more believable character to fill that part, but as I would suspect, the director chose actress Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, who is currently the darling of Hollywood, to replace Paquin’s character due to her current popularity, perhaps. The original sentinels of the comics did not absorb powers from mutants, but would adapt to certain countermeasures when fighting mutants, such as using cold to combat a fire mutant, or using heat against Iceman.

    I am assuming that I understood the movie’s premise that Mystique was captured and her powers adapted to be mimicked by the sentinels.

    • A deleted scene would’ve revealed that both Mystique and Rogue HAD been captured and their powers were used as you described. They cut the scene for time and because it didn’t add to the film in the way that they had hoped, it actually took some of the drama out of the film if I recall correctly.

      It would’ve nice if they had dropped a line or two just mentioning where she was, it seems they overlooked it.

    • Actually your assumption is incorrect . When Mystique “adopts” another person’s identity , she gains thise powers the person has . Thank Singer for getting that right in X1 : remember the Mystique – Wolverine fight scene ? she had claws …
      also JLaw replaces Rebecca Romjin, who doesn’t want to do the role anymore . maybe because she got sick on set one time and threw up blue vomit …
      3rd , they haven’t really matured Rogue the character enough , so that she could absorb AND manifest another’s power . Again just a reference to it in X1 – where it was selective ; Rogue got his healing factor …When they have the Gambit movie , both Rogue and Mystique will have to be evolved some as Characters . Mystique in a dark way . So the events of DOFP fit nicely into that scenario . Only I wish the comps allowed for her to have Black skin when she is really evil and influencing Rogue ..
      quite correct at the end ; the future Sentinels had 50 years of innovation , from Mystique’s DNA . and yes that is basically an alternate universe now . Another part of the MultiVerse ..

      • Actually, your assumptions on Mystique’s powers are incorrect. She can only mimic the physical appearance of someone, she can’t mimic their powers, you’re forgetting wolverine cut through Mystique’s pseudo-claws. the character Mimic can copy someone’s powers, up to five powers at once, you may be getting them mixed up.

        • Bad example…the adamantium coating wolverine’s claws isn’t apart of his mutant powers, so Mystique couldn’t replicate the metal; however, she does gain his retractable claws.

      • @Dominic
        ran76 is right, she doesn’t actually “gain” their powers. You may also recall in X2 Wolverine recognized her when she was disguised as Jean Grey due to the scars he gave her in the first film. If turning into Wolverine gave her powers, then those scars would’ve healed and disappeared.

        Btw, Rogue’s powers get more than just a selective reference here or there, it’s actually the only thing that defines her character (she’s grossly underwritten in every film).
        You do remember when she absorbed Wolverine’s powers in order to heal her wounds, but you seem to be forgetting the end when Magneto touches her, giving her his powers, so that she would die operating the machine to turn humans into mutants (it also gave her the white streak). After that, Wolverine passes his healing factor again to bring her back from the brink of death. Then, in X2, she wears gloves the entire film and kisses Iceman, first getting cooler breath, then kisses him a second time, and almost kills him. Then in the third she’s all, “I hate my powers, I want the cure!” The movie never forgets to remind us that she can’t touch people and blah blah blah, and that appears to be her only character trait throughout all three films.

        • Ok but that still makes my point on Rogue ; she got selective powers . Just enough of Mags to operate the machine ; just the healing factor from Logan ( i would say his ornery personality also but Rogue of the CBs can be ornery too ..
          whereas Mystique can mimic more than one aspect of any mutant ..
          OK so far as the actual story here goes ; i don’t think there ARE any Continuity problems ; that was the point of time travel . and using the DOFP arc as a defacto reboot device . At least not with the XMen , they used this to solve all the issues . Now , for LOGAN , BIG continuity issues are up .
          A) no kill of Jean no Mountain Man Logan . and no ” Soldier wishing an Honorable death ” thus no reason to go to Japan for Yashida , and meet Mariko . Or Yukio . which screws up the very story Jackman had been pining to get filmed for for 5 years ..
          B) ok Origins : Wolverine is good up to a point . even explains Stryker’s fascination with Logan , but Three Mile Island wasn’t built until ’73 and the Meltdown was ’79 . So any of the ” Logging Man Logan ” hanging with Kayla the traitor , is compromised . and how he gets the Adamantium .. Esp if Mystique WAS Stryker pulling Logan from the Potomac … They need TWO more Wolverine movies now , but the next one has to explain one of those two discrpancies .. POSSIBLY this paves the way for “Kitty Pryde Becomes a Ninja ” story arc , and Wolverine gets his Japanese introduction that way

          • Rogue’s powers appear to be based on time spent in contact with the other individual.

            Magneto touches her briefly to both pass on some of his powers to her AND keep from leaving himself completely defenseless or comatose, but it still weakens him to the point where he’s barely able to stop Wolverine from destroying the machine before Cyclops shoots him (remember on the train Magneto stops Wolverine in his tracks and tosses him, but at the end of the film he can only focus on keeping Wolverine’s arms and claws from striking the machine). The rest of his power is in Rogue, and the machine appears to draw and her trap her inside because of it.

            In reference to Rogue taking Wolverine’s powers, who’s to say that she didn’t suddenly grow bone claws? She never has a reason to use them so just because we didn’t see them doesn’t mean she doesn’t possess them.

    • It is funny you mention that about Mystique not being the best mutant to explain the Sentinels adaptability powers, as I was thinking the exact same thing. Mystique can change the way she looks and sounds, but it is not like she can control metal if she looks like Magneto. Meanwhile, Rogue can take on the power of the being she touches, but if she were to touch Iceman, it is not like that gives her the power of fire to battle his ice.

      The mutant from the films who makes the most sense for the Sentinels power is actually Darwin, who was in First Class. The irony is that he was one of the only mutants killed off in that film and would have made a lot of sense in this one.

    • They did this in the film. The sentinels adapted to certain countermeasures, they didn’t absorb their powers-.-! Maybe you need to watch it again.