Posted on Thursday, July 30th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
In an exciting meshing of old and new franchise stars, X-Men: Days of Future Past effectively rebooted the comic book franchise again, complete with a new timeline that retconned the old one, and brought all your favorite characters who died in the original trilogy back from the dead.
And while the title and basic storyline is lifted directly from a Marvel story arc in the mutant comic book series, there are a significant number of differences between the comic book and the movie, and we’re not just talking little nitpick details here and there. For example, perhaps the biggest change is sending Wolverine back in time in the movie instead of the time-traveler being Kitty Pryde as it is in the comics.
If you want to know more about how the movie differs from the comic book, check out the latest 15-minute installment of What’s the Difference?, an X-Men Days of Future Past comic book movie comparison. Watch below!
Here’s What’s the Difference from Cinefix exploring X-Men: Days of Future Past:
For those who aren’t comic book fans, the video also offers a short history and background on the popular X-Men story arc from the comics. But even those who just have a passing interest in comics have likely heard about the Days of Future Past storyline as it’s one of the more popular and celebrated installments of the X-Men series.
It’s crazy to think that the original “future” of X-Men: Days of Future Past was made to be 2013 when the book was published, and the movie actually came out a year after that fictional future. That’s why the film version takes place ten years later, further in our future in the year 2023.
However, this change makes me wonder about the world in which the credits scene from The Wolverine takes place, since it’s assumed that the tease featuring Professor X and Magneto meeting Wolverine at the airport is a lead in to what happens in Days of Future Past. We know that credits scene is set two years after The Wolverine, but it doesn’t quite look like the dark future where mutants are being murdered by Sentinels just yet. But that’s a whole other conversation. Maybe it’ll be explained in Wolverine 3, which will be Hugh Jackman’s last round as the clawed hero.
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