I’m a little confused about the “X-Men: Days of Future Past” trailer

It’s not the trailer itself that confuses me, but the storyline.

Here’s what confuses me, they are sending Wolverine’s mind to his younger self in the past, so he can prevent the whole messed up future. The thing is, his mutant powers don’t do that, and even if his mind goes back into the past using Kitty Pryde’s mutant powers, how the hell is he going to go back to his future body?

If you’ve never read the comic books or seen the similar version in the 90’s X-Men cartoon of the same story this might spoil the whole thing.


In the comic book “Days of Future Past” takes place in The Uncanny X-Men issues #141 and #142. It deals with a dystopian alternative future in which mutants are incarcerated in internment camps.

X-Men_v1_141The storyline alternates between present day of 1980, in which the X-Men fight Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline, taking place in 2013, caused by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. In this future universe, Sentinels rule the United States, and mutants live in internment camps.

The present-day X-Men are forewarned of the possible future by a future version of their teammate Kitty Pryde, whose mind traveled back in time and possessed her younger self to warn the X-Men. She succeeds in her mission and returns to the future, but despite her success, the future timeline still exists as an alternative timeline rather than as the actual future. (The Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe: Alternate Universes 2005 gave the numerical designation of “Days of Future Past” Earth as Earth-811).

Because Fox decided to screw things up with and “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” Xavier is still alive somehow. It confuses me a bit that instead of sending Kitty to the past, they’re sending Logan to the 1970s instead of our present, and it apparently centers more in the lives of young Xavier and Magneto because they made a ton of money with “X-Men: First Class.”

Don’t take me wrong, I’m not hating on the movie before seeing it, but certain changes don’t make much sense to me. Also, I’m glad I saw Bishop, but I also didn’t see any sentinels anywhere, and I hope they don’t turn Nimrod into a mutant, that would be dumb, if they happen to use him at all.

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