Re: Days of Future Past News and Discussion - Part 6
Because it gives you multiple options. If this movie bombs or is dissappointing, yet it corrects the timeline/provides an alternate one, you can wait 5-7 years and restart right before the rights revert to Disney and recast for a brand new trilogy. If the movie makes a billion, you can use whatever you established in this new timeline and pick up after the future events with an Age of Apocalypse story. The time between 1973 and the OT is simply dead time that may or may not be filled in, but I expect DoFP to provide just enough answers such that we can fill those blanks ourselves, even in an alternate timeline.