The X-Men franchise has some hardcore fanboys behind it whom, although supportive when satisfied, can cause quite a stir when something doesn't fit just right... C'mon, you know exactly who I'm talking about.
Especially now that Days Of Future Past is jumping around the X-Men timeline, some of these fans have been alerted to continuity errors rearing their ugly head. But rather than try and tie up the loose ends, director Bryan Singer has commented that he hopes people will simply forget about them!
In a recent interview on the subject, Singer revealed:
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.
That's probably not the only thing Singer's wishing people would forget about, at the moment...
Alternating between the 1960s setting of X-Men: First Class and the future of the original X-Men series, where mutant-kind are discriminated against and a hunted minority, X-Men: Days of Future Past will look incorporate a storyline that includes both historical periods, in an epic battle that must change the past - to save the future.
Of course, with the time-travelling going on in DOFP, there's also the possibility of some retroactive continuity being added to wrap things up. Do the continuity errors bug you or as long as you get your X-Men fix, aren't you bothered?
X-Men: Days of Future Past arrives in theaters on May 23.
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