Thread: Why the 1970's?
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:40 AM   #12
Mrs Vimes
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Default Re: Why the 1970's?

Originally Posted by psylockolussus View Post
Yeah and if they really wanted to make more films set in the past, why bring back the original cast? They could easily make another film with just the cast of First Class and introduce the younger version of Storm, Cyclops and Jean Grey. But they didn't go with that and completely blindsided us with the return of the original cast.
Well, they also could have left First Class as a standalone film and just gone back to making films in the present with the original cast. But they didn't do that either.

Combining both casts in an epic cross-generation storyline makes it a much bigger film than either straight FC sequel or a sequel in the present with the original cast. Now it's unlikely that they can do this crossover twice so what they do next is a tad more murky.

Originally Posted by psylockolussus View Post
And it also doesn't flow very well if once again they go back to the previous period and show things that already happened in the past.

X1 to X3 = present
XOW to XFC = past
TW to XDFP = present
XFC2 = past again
DoFP is past as well as present (something that the above ignores completely), with the majority of the film taking place in the 70s if that interview with Singer is anything to go by.

Singer: The majority of it...or that part of it, takes place in the early 70’s, 1973.
It will actually flow much worse IMO if then jumps to after X3 again.

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