the films timeline

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  1. the_ultimate_evil CURSE YOU GIN MONKEY.

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    just throwing this out as i've seen a lot of people on other boards ***** about the inclusion of character that have nothing to do with wolverines origins, but maybe it wont be 100% set in the past. what if its done in modern day where characters like blob, gambit etc are used and there are flash backs to weapon X for stuff like silverfox

    has it been confirmed when its set
     
  2. FireandIce213 Registered

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    im willing to bet it's set in the past.
     
  3. Congo Jack Chad Sexington

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    Every script that i've seen has the film being set exclusively in the past.

    Oh, and the_ultimate_evil, do you ever go to the Forbidden Planet in Belfast?
     
  4. the_ultimate_evil CURSE YOU GIN MONKEY.

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    yes quite a bit
     
  5. gap5ewl inconspicuous since '03.

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    That's an interesting theory but it's doubtfull.
     
  6. the a1ant Awesome

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    Everything in X-Men Origins: Wolverine is "leading up to the events in 'X-Men'." The film may not be exclusive to one single year, but it will still all take place in the past.
     
  7. Genosha Mutant Island

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    I didn't know where else to pose this query, so I put it in here.

    Is X-Men Origins: Wolverine a prequel or a spin-off? Or both?
     
  8. BMM Registered

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    Both.
     
  9. Neptune Uchiha

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    I bet Gambit appears just before the events of x-1.
     
  10. psyonic X-Man

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    What would be really cool is if Wolverine is shown recruiting new members for the X-team at the near end of the movie and he goes to New Orleans to recruit Gambit for the future X4 :D (as a surprise twist ending...) Of course this would be taking place POST X3 .. this would be soo cool :) Also Kitsch is signed for a 3 picture deal..
     
  11. Rac Deadite

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    No it wouldn't. Anything hinting towards X3 is uncool. :dry: (Unless it's a scene where someone wakes up and X3 happened to be a very bad dream, but let's not start "The Debate" again...)

    That doesn't mean anything. 3 picture deal is the standard nowdays.
     
  12. Neptune Uchiha

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    Gambit has to encounter Stryker at one point in the movie. Stryker has a file on him in X-2. I would love to see Wolverine, Deadpool and Gambit in a Weapon X-team and then something forces them to leave Weapon X just before X-1 happens. I know it's a major change in the Weapon X storyline but wolverine,Deadpool and Gambit on the same team would be so awesome :woot:
    Of course they would have to have some leverage to get Gambit to join the Weapon X program.
     
  13. BMM Registered

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    I don't know. Gambit may not have to encounter Stryker. Stryker seems to collect data on all mutants regardless of whether or not he's encountered them.
     
  14. Retroman Registered

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    After seeing the trailer i'm more confused about the films timeline with Storm etc thrown in to mix.
     
  15. Peter McCabe Registered

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    From watching the trailers, the film's earliest date is the late 1890s where 12-year-old James Howlett (Wolverine) kills his biological father Thomas Logan and wounds his half-brother Dog (Sabretooth)...

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    From there we go to WWI in the 1910s where the 30-year-old Logan (Wolverine) fights...

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    Fast forward to WWII in 1944 where Wolverine re-encounters his estranged half brother Victor Creed, whom he most likely will not recognize from the events that took place 50 years earlier. The two 60-year-olds fight side by side on D-DAY...

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    Enter early 1970s Vietnam, where the 80-year-old Logan boys (Wolverine and Sabretooth) have become mercenaries in the name of the U.S. Army. At this point they get captured by the opposition and Stryker somehow gets a shot at making a deal with the two.

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    Judging by the clothes the women are wearing in this photo (and Gambit's sideburns), the Gambit scene(s) take place in late 70s New Orleans. Gambit encounters Wolverine and Sabretooth for a yet to be revealed reason.

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    Storm was in her late 20s in X1 which was set a few years after 2000. That means she was a little girl at some point in the late 70s. Cyclops was supposed to be in his early 30s in X1, so that explains Tim Pocock - the 20-year-old who plays Scott in the movie.

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    So the film pretty much covers a hundred years of Wolverine/Sabretooth history.
     
  16. DoctorJones Registered

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    This is Wolverine during the American Civil War, bub.
     
  17. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    Wolverine is canadian would he of been fighting in the American Civil War?
     
  18. Evelisse Exactly

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    It looks like to me, you have the 1800s days of wolverine, through the civil war, through WW1 and or 2 and Vietnam, then the Weapon X program, then 10 or so years before X-men 1.

    From that picture floating around It looks like Blob at some point is not the fat character from the comics, that weapon X maybe made him look somewhat like the Blob we know. Could be Sabertooth is catching up with all the members of the weapon x team and kiling them, so could explain Deadpool not being disfigured early on, and needing a mask later in the movie.
     
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    Gavin Hood said so in his interview with Empire.

    Here's the timeline of the film:

    James Howlett/Origin - 1830 or so

    Logan/Civil War - 1861 or so

    Logan/WWI - 1914 or so

    Logan/WWII - 1944

    Logan/Vietnam/Team X - 1970 or so

    Logan/Wolverine/Weapon X/Encounter with Gambit, etc - 1985.
     
  20. CapFirstAvenger The Next Cap

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    Civil War? Are you serious?

    I have always thought of Logan being 100 years old not 200. That just sounds a bit ridiculous to me. I was fine with him being born in the late 1800's
     
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    I dont care about the age i am wondering why the hell a Canadian is fighing in the AMERICAN civil war?????
     
  22. WeaponXProject Triple bladed shave.

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    I'm happier with this, I wanted the Civil War history in there.

    Has Rose been cast or she being left out so we can see Logan develop on his own?
     
  23. Mako Galactic Crusier

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    Thats what he does in the benioff script to drawn out wolverine
     
  24. Peter McCabe Registered

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    If this is true, then Hood and Guggenheim pushed Origin further back.

    Origin was late 1890s.

    I like this better.

    Wolverine is 200...Awesome.
     
  25. malgal3000 Shieldmaiden / Superhero

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