Remember the Bent Bullet viral website, that looked into pinning the assassination of US President JFK on Magneto. Well it seems as though Bryan Siinger has been pulling the wool over our eyes for quite some time if the events depicted in the new 25 Moments viral website are considered canon to the X-Men Cinematic Universe.
According to the website, the events of 1962's cuban missile crisis, as depicted in 2011's X-Men: First Class (pictured above) started a string of events that altered from the events we know to have occurred. The website infers events such as... the Berlin Wall remains standing to separate East Germany from the mutants imprison in the west, and the outbreak of Mad Cow Disease was a result of failed tests on a cure against mutancy, and also that Guantanamo Bay is a mutant prison. Yet the events depicted in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand are shown in the sites "25 moments" of having occurred amidst all of these "altered" events (pictured below).
This suggest that the events that will lead to the future war against the Sentinels is an alternate timeline separate to ours, as opposed to the film being set within our real-life timeline of events, as previously presumed. This is further compounded by what director Bryan Singer and writer Simon Kinberg said to EW recently about the next X-Men movie X-Men: Apocalypse...
Simon Kinberg: "(The movie) won’t necessarily create an alternate universe, but there may be some swapping things that I’m playing with. From a visual standpoint it actually may be a bigger movie than Days of Future Past because there’ll be disaster movie imagery, like the title would imply."
Bryan Singer: "You won’t feel at the end of the movie that it set up Apocalypse. What it does is it sets up possibilities. But what we’ll discover in Apocalypse is that events in this movie made that happen. Apocalypse deals with ancient mutancy. What would humans have thought mutants were? What would mutants think humans were? You’re dealing with gods and things like that. And what if one survived and what if that found its way into our world?"
"I’m excited because I want to start introducing familiar characters at different ages and also explore the ‘80s."
Logan March 3rd, 2017
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Directed by James Mangold, Logan's release date is March 3rd, 2017.
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