Originally Posted by JB-the-Hunter
You guys are missing the point; either missing it or ignoring it that is. psylockolussus said nothing about the forth canonical installment, he said the NUMBER FOUR movie, as in a direct sequel to the third movie that was a direct sequel to the second movie that was a direct sequel to the first movie. Wolverine 1+2, First Class/DOFP and TASM don't count, The Hobbit doesn't count, Phantom Menace doesn't count. That said the most likely candidates are Iron Man and Thor
Just because a movie doesn't have the number/word "4/Four" in it doesn't mean it isn't a fourth movie...
The X-Men series already has four films, in sequence, period. XMOW doesn't count because it's a Wolverine solo movie (the same way that IM or Thor or Hulk or Cap movies don't count towards the Avengers total, and vice versa); but between the Singer/Ratner movies and XMFC, there's definitely four movies for the franchise already.
Originally Posted by Baramos
How do they explain Emma Frost being 12 in Origins: Wolverine which takes place in the late '70s when she's an adult in First Class which took place in the early '60s? How do they explain that Xavier is crippled in First Class which took place in the early '60s but walking around at the end of Origins: Wolverine which took place in the late '70s? How do they explain Havok being in his 20s in First Class which takes place in the early '60s when he's the younger brother of Cyclops who was only in his 30s which took place in modern day? How do they explain that Cyclops is 12 in Origins: Wolverine which took place in the late '70s when he's the older brother of Havok who is in his 20s in First Class which took place in the early '60s?
First Class is a reboot, in my opinion, regarding these inconsistencies, thus it can't count as the fourth movie. Origins has been retconned into oblivion.
Here's a better explanation, and one that is more generally accepted by fandom (and even, IIRC, Hugh Jackman himself): the Wolverine solo movies aren't in canon.
(As far as trying to compare film canon to comics canon: shyeah, good luck with that. Singer already ****ed all that up looooong before XMFC made Alex predate Scott.)