Re: Why the 1970's?
I agree that if after 10 years Professor X is still depressed the story will be heading down a bad path. Sure I could see it being part of the story, but I hope not.
At the same time this doesn't answer the question of why the 1970's. If specifically 1973 was selected AND Nixon is in the movie, then it's all for a reason. This reason is why I started this thread...
I still think we're going to see Nixon give that "I'm not a crook" speech. I just wonder if it will be Nixon, or will it be Mystique?