A lot of you guys out there are pretty upset that Wolverine is once again the main protagonist in an X-Men movie. Still, it makes sense - has been the face of this franchise since 2001, even if he did decide only to make a cameo in First Class. However, X-Men: Days Of Future Past screenwriter recently sat down with Total Film to explain why exactly Logan is sent back in time to stop the impending war instead of 's Kitty Pryde. A lot of this is obvious, but here it goes:
"We made the decision for a lot of reasons, some of them obvious and some of them more nuanced, to make it Wolverine who goes back in time. One reason is that he's the protagonist of the franchise, and probably the most beloved character to a mass audience. Probably the bigger reason is that when we started thinking about the logistical realities of Kitty's consciousness being sent back in time, to her younger self, as opposed to her physical body being sent back..it was impossible. Obviously in the book it's Kitty..but you're talking about an actress (Ellen Page) who, in the age of and , would have been negative 20-years-old. So we started thinking again, and the first reflex response to that was a character who doesn't age. Wolverine is the only character who would looks the same in 1973 as he does in the future."
Fair enough. Do you guys wish they still managed to find a way to send Kitty back instead of Wolverine?