Days of Future Past News and Discussion

Discussion in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' started by marvelrobbins, Oct 21, 2012.

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  1. X-Maniac

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    Cyclops = dead
    Jean = dead
    Xavier = believed dead (mind transferred)
    Beast = UN ambassador (or whatever it was)
    Rogue = cured
    Angel = reunited with father?
    Storm = running the school
    Wolverine = never settles anywhere!

    That only leaves Iceman, Kitty and Colossus
     
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    Given the way The Last Stand ends, I really don't see why it is so hard for people to conceive of the idea that the X-Men would eventually disband. TLS does end with Wolverine deciding to stay at the mansion as a teacher, but, given the transient nature of his character, it isn't inconceivable that he'd eventually leave.
     
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    They made pretty clear that Storm decided to lead the school, and none said that Angel decided to leave, either Beast, even if he has a new role on the goverment.

    Logan can come and go how many times he wants, that doesnt mean he left the x-men.

    Rogue being cured doesnt mean she doesnt want to stay on the school, and specially being Bobby's girlfriend.

    And we dont even know if after X3 events some new adult mutants could have joined the team.

    Of course the x-men can disband anytime, but taking into account hox X3 ended, this doesnt feel right at all. It just would show us that the current characters are weak and arent able to handle a school, specially with characters like Angle being son of a millonaire and Beast having the support of the Goverment.

    I can understand some fans dont mind to have the x-men disbanded at this point.

    But having this roster:

    Storm
    Angel
    Wolverine
    Beast
    Iceman
    Kitty
    Rogue
    Collossus

    I see to have the all these x-men disbanded right now is a cheap decision.

    Im sure if X4 was have been made on 2009, the x-men would have stayed together, the same with X5, this year. They can always have some important crises goin on at the school, but disbanded at this point?

    The idea of them disbanded is cool, definetly, but again, it doesnt make justice to these important characters/members.
     
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    Disbanding the team doesn't mean leaving the school. It just means they are no longer putting on their uniforms and flying off on X-Men missions (especially with the X-jet disintegrated on Alcatraz!)

    Rogue is hardly going to be doing anything now she is cured.

    Storm will be too busy looking after the kids.
     
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    @Angamb: Disbanding the X-Men is not a' cheap' decision; it's a very plausible one given the way that TLS ends, and here's why:
    * Angel is never said to be an actual member of the X-Men team, and, indeed, the last time we see him in TLS, he's in California flying over the repaired Golden Gate Bridge

    * It is plausible and possible that Beast could have requested that he be allowed to have some type of presence at the mansion/school and play a continued role in the X-Men team in addition to his responsibilities as the mutant ambassador to the U.N., but there's no telling how long such a situation would ultimately last

    * A given character's presence at the mansion/school and their membership in the X-Men are not part-and-parcel with each other. Even if Rogue stuck around at the mansion as a teacher, the fact that she chose to give up her mutant powers and become a human would disqualify her from active membership in the X-Men

    * Wolverine might've chosen to remain at the mansion/school as a teacher, but, given the transient nature of his character and the possibility of his arc in The Wolverine centering significantly on his lingering feelings for Jean, it is not only plausible, but also likely that he'd eventually take off again

    * It is likely, given Storm's character, that she'd try to balance membership in the X-Men with her new responsibilities as Headmistress of the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, but, as with Beast's status, there's no telling how long she'd be able to maintain that balance
     
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    On top of all that, The Last Stand's ending suggested a period of peace and happy co-existence had begun. Storm welcomed a whole load of new kids to the school, Beast became a worldwide ambassador, Magneto was no longer a threat, most of Magneto's army were dead, cured or disintegrated.

    So the need for the X-Men to exist as a peacekeeping force was more or less removed.
     
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    ^ I'd forgotten about that, but, when you factor it in, the X-Men disbanding becomes even more plausible and, IMO, even becomes a 'practical eventuality'.
     
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    I posted this in another thread but I think it might be overlooked there:

    As a bi guy and having just read the two comics this is based on, it brought to mind many things.

    Lines from Uncanny X-Men 141:
    I've heard horror stories of children being taken away from gay couples because it wasn't believed that they should be able to keep their children because of their sexuality. I forgot where I heard this, but it was frightening to hear.

    Although gay marriage is becoming more legally acceptable, I would be lying if I didn't say I don't fear what will happen if/when the political climate changes. Some states add those rights then have taken them away. Rejection of gay families.

    Gay people come out as bisexual because they think if they are not pure gay it will make life easier for them. And although it doubling chances is a myth, being bi does make it easier to be accepted. We (bis) would be the 'middle' A zone - not pure mutants with the same fear from people, but not the same level of prosecution.

    Gay people are still attacked, killed, and sometimes commit suicide because of persecution.

    ALL of which are in the two comics. While reading it, all I could think about is this.... if Romney takes away or threatens to take away gay marriage or rights and a pack of gay radicals kill him in a scene of terrorism to send a message - what kind of world and views would this create? I know this sounds absurd, but just go with it for a second -- could THIS attack lead to the same kind of world? It just seemed like a real possibility to me and that was unnerving.

    It's kinda obvious metaphorically why this series is going there - it's timely and important. Plus this film series always has important LGBT metaphors due to Singer's input and it being the closest to the world of the X-Men.

    Now re-read the above passage with the real-world substitute:
    Does the re-worded passage sound like something that far fetched?

    That seems frighteningly like something that could happen. As said, ask yourself if Romney became president and then started talking about disbanding gay marriage and potentially rights because it wasn't seen as 'gods way' - and in retaliation, a couple of gay radicals killed him in an act of terrorism - would we wake up the next day as though nothing happened or would we wake up in the year '2013'?

    Singer's previous X-Men films dealt with these metaphors sometimes subtly other times more up front. And the story and conflicts here just really stood out as something that's timely.

    Note: Please don't turn this into a political or presidential debate, the main reason I noted him is because he's a big political figure currently and from a certain religious stance which views homosexuality as a sin against mankind. There have been others before him and there will be others after him. And yeah, I'll admit to phrasing it that way because - if you were to sum up President Kelly and his conflicts with mutant kind, what would it be? :cwink:
     
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    I wonder what the chances of Nightcrawler returning are. In the video game, he quit the X-Men because of the violence. But, I wonder if he'll have to fight for his survival in the future. After all, his father was in FC.
     
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    Even though I'm voting for Romney today, I think this is an excellent post.
     
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    Great post is great. Nice!
     
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    To show we can have bi-partisan agreement on this board.As someone who Is voting for Obama I say great post.
     
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    this is a reply to both x-maniac and DigificWriter:

    I understand most of your points, definetly. And of course any writer could go in one direction or another.

    But I suggest one question:

    In the case XO: wolverine and first class never existed, and Fox would have decided to do X4 on 2009 and X5 this year: Do you think the x-men would be disbanded?

    and another one, even if X3 ended with a pacific situation, do you think there wouldnt be anymore threats for mutants or the x-men, even if they could have disbanded around '2010' or something?
     
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    At the time they made X3, they intended to end the story (hence The Last Stand being the title) and develop spin-offs instead. X3 was intended to wrap up the series, except for origin films and spin-offs.

    But if they had decided on an X4/X5, they could easily have moved forwards with some new team members (as happens at the end of the novelisation) and bring in new villains and threats.

    Like you say, it could go any direction they wanted. So disbanding can make as much sense as NOT disbanding, because the films left enough doors open to carry on if they wanted.
     
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    Angamb: Are you asking if I would disband the X-Men in the aftermath of TLS - based on its canonical ending - were I in charge of doing a hypothetical X4? Probably not, mainly because, with a direct sequel to TLS that focused on the entire team rather than one specific character (which is the case with The Wolverine), you would want to keep the team together in order to tell more stories about them as a group.

    However, what I would do is irrelevant because I'm not in charge of the X-franchise, and if Mangold says that, by the time of the events of The Wolverine (however long after TLS they might take place), the X-Men have officially disbanded as a group, that's the current 'status quo' of the X-verse. How or even if The Wolverine's events will have relevance to or link with Days of Future Past is something we'll have to wait to find out about, but, for now, it makes complete sense, if you look at the ending of TLS, for Mangold's statement to be true as it pertains to the events of The Wolverine.
     
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    was it always gonna be called TLS or was that after singer left?
     
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    Almost certainly after Singer left. He wanted an X4/X5 duology, and had written a treatment for it, but negotiations with the studio never reached a deal so he went to do SR instead.
     
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    everything can happen definetly. I think most of us would agree with that.

    At the end of the day, its just my personal vision, since I dont see the x-men as a team disbanding at all. Some members can come and go, as always happen.

    But when we have a comic/superhero team that started in the 60's and still on year 2012 they are still a team, and they have always been a team, I cant accept that on the movieverse at this right point the x-men are disbanded.

    Sorry, I cant accept it.

    The X-men have always been a STRONG team of mutants/characters that have stayed together over decades, with different members over the years, so why on the movieverse it isnt the same case?

    That's what I dont accept.
     
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    your making a big thing out of nothing he was clearly just saying that as a means to wolverine's mental state they aint gonna show flashbacks of x men disbanding lol
     
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    I know, I know.

    Its just the thought of it irritated me a bit :D
     
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    And there goes that crush I had on you
     
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    The X-Men have disbanded before. Them disbanding or getting back together are both very plausible events.
     
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    It happens every 5 minutes in the comics.. And even in the various animated series.
     
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    Voted for Barack 4 years ago. Lost my confidence in him. Maybe moneyman Mitt can make us some money & stop the economy from plummeting.

    Whatever happens, I just hope for the best.
     
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    This doesn't have to turn into a political thread, guys. Although, the world of the X-Men does deal with politics.
     
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