Re: "Romeo & Juliet Return?": The Official Jean Grey/Cyclops Debate - Part 1
You can still change the timeline of the OT at any point ensuing from the end of 1973 to the start of the OT. It just doesn't have to happen in this film. Wolverine could drop some hints to Xavier. Or maybe his future mind gets stuck in 1973 and he's there permanently. Then the OT is completely contradicted. I don't see that happening, but if Logan were to indicate a portent involving future Jean going crazy, Xavier would definitely do things differently, and that's when you could see a new rebooted timeline surface in FC3.
So maybe they don't want to completely contradict everything in DoFP. But if DoFP makes a billion at the box office and they move forward with FC3 and X-5, then they could definitely change the timeline to bring back bankable characters like Jean and Cyke, possibly Storm if she dies in DoFP. So maybe Xavier doesn't go through with the mind blocks in FC 3 and the Phoenix manifests more naturally. Maybe the X-Men and the Brotherhood ally with each other in the future to take on Apocalypse and/or more Sentinels. It would just suck having to wait another 4-5 years to see that happen.
Last edited by Mr.M; 08-14-2013 at 12:09 PM.