X-Men: Days of Future Past – Spoiler-filled Thoughts

Tuesday night, I saw X-Men: Days of Future Past and really enjoyed Bryan Singer’s return to the X-Men universe.

I went into X-Men: Days of Future Past without any of the spoilers outside of what scenes were shown during the trailers and talk show interviews.

What I really appreciated about the new movie was that Simon Kinberg’s script essentially has retconned the wretched 2006 movie, X-Men: The Last Stand, directed by Brett Ratner.

Because Logan’s conciousness was sent back to the past in 1973, he had a way of warning Charles Xavier about what would happen in the future when his mind was read. Because of this, Charles was able to change things and prevent Jean Grey from becoming the darker version of herself and in doing so, it prevented the death of Scott Summers.

I cannot explain how happy I was to see Famke Janssen and James Marsden reprise their roles as Jean Grey and Cyclops during the scenes that followed Logan waking up late in the film.

Because of the way the film ends, there is certainly a way to do X-Men: Apocalypse with both the younger cast and the veteran cast from the first films of the series.

Because Logan’s memory is much different from 1973 to the present, it’s going to be interesting to see how the new gaps in his memory get filled in.

It’s not just that but Raven turns on Erik at the end of the movie so what becomes of Mystique in the future? She was working with Erik during the first three films so maybe she takes a different path instead?

The film shows a young William Stryker working with Trask. This could explain his feelings on why he hates mutants so much. Does he still go after Logan in the future and if so, what does this mean for the prior Wolverine film?

So many questions that need answers now.