The new trailer for X-Men first class popped online today, and altough it looks like a ton of fun, I’m confused on the time line for this franchise. Watch below then read my complaints.
So, this shows me that the movie will take place in the early 60’s, the original triliogy started in… let’s say 2000, so 40 years must go by in order for these two stories to link. We can put Charles and Erik at about 25 if we stretch our imagination, which means in X-Men they are about 65, believable.
I guess we are to imagine that X-Men Origins: Wolverine never happened due to the existence of a 15 year old Emma Frost. I know this because Cyclops was about 30 in the original X-Men and he was 15 during Origins, so we are to believe that Emma was 15 years old 15 years ago, yet she was 25 years old 40 years ago, as seen wearing white during the trailer.Also Cyclops “younger” brother Havok is about 15 in this movie even though Cyclops wasn’t even born at this time!
Mystique get’s does not get a pass here either, why you may ask? She can make herself look young with her ability you say! Bull$#!+, she lost her powers during the third movie and was no older than 35, meaning she wasn’t even born during this story.My final complaint is that Beast shows up and he looks about 16 in this movie, meaning the Beast we see in X3 is nearly 60, which is highly unlikely.
Maybe I’m looking way to deep into this, but whatever, they could of at least tried to keep the time line straight, but okay. Well geeks other than that I need to relax, tell me what you think.