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Old April 6 2014, 05:37 AM   #1726
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Re: X-MEN: Days Of Future Past (Casting, Rumors, Pics till release)

As much as people bemoan the choice of making Logan the time traveler, it makes sense given the narrative and thematic continuity of the series. It wouldn't make sense to send Kitty Pryde back in time since she wouldn't have been born in the 70's. As mentioned above, it is also easier to make Hugh Jackman look younger because the man barely ages. It not only makes sense on a thematic level, but on a logical level as well.

As Admiral_Young said, the film is an ensemble... which Bryan Singer excels at. Even though Logan has been a leading character in all the previous X-Men films, other characters always had time to shine. Also, judging from the trailers, it looks like Xavier, Magneto and Mystique all have big, leading roles as well. Writer Simon Kinberg mentioned the protagonist of the film is Charles Xavier in a recent interview regardless. He's the emotional epicenter of the film.

Besides, from what we've been hearing, this might be the last time we see Logan in an X-Men ensemble film for a while. X-Men: Apocalypse is said to mainly feature the First Class cast. He's got another Wolverine solo movie on the way, but Days of Future Past might be Logan's last hurrah with the X-Men for a while. So it makes sense to bring him back one last time - just like we are likely seeing Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, etc. one last time.
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Old April 6 2014, 09:57 PM   #1727
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I've gotten the impression this is going to be kind of a passing of the torch type thing. One last big hurrah for the old cast before the new one takes over completely.
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Old April 7 2014, 12:08 AM   #1728
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^Then Wolverine is the Prime Spock of NuX-Men.
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Old April 7 2014, 12:10 AM   #1729
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In that context, it certainly makes more sense to use him than an actress who only appeared in one of the previous films.
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Old April 7 2014, 01:03 AM   #1730
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Maybe it's the end of the black leather uniforms too. First Class had colorful uniforms and to avoid looking like villains and in the light of Wolverine's message of the future, NuCharles may wish to astonish viewers with colored uniforms. Wolverine would finally have a reason to wear yellow.
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Old April 7 2014, 03:23 AM   #1731
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Personally, if I want to see Days of Future Past as it was intended I'll read Uncanny X-Men #141 and #142.

Honestly I'm glad comic movies don't tell the exact stories in the exact way. Different mediums, do something different. Now that's not to say that I think every change is good. Far from it. One could easily take issue with Singer making Wolverine the one being sent back to the past. But I don't see how a scene to scene adaption is the answer.
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Old April 7 2014, 03:11 PM   #1732
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Some of the posters on this page confound me. It would be like having a picture of Don Cheadle for an Iron Man 3 poster and saying the movie stars Robert Downey Jr.

Sure it does, but that's not who the character poster is of.
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Old April 7 2014, 03:29 PM   #1733
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Only one of the posters says who it stars and that poster features the person mentioned, no?
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Old April 7 2014, 03:38 PM   #1734
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Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote: View Post
Some of the posters on this page confound me. It would be like having a picture of Don Cheadle for an Iron Man 3 poster and saying the movie stars Robert Downey Jr.

Sure it does, but that's not who the character poster is of.
http://nukethefridge.com/wp-content/...-Men-DoFP2.jpg

That must be an error.
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Old April 7 2014, 03:46 PM   #1735
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OK. I guess that one didn't load on my phone. I see what he's talking about
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Old April 9 2014, 06:47 AM   #1736
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Yeah, it is weird that they would put Hugh Jackman's name on a poster with the two Magnetos. They're both fairly well known, marketable actors too, so it's not like people won't recognize their names if they put them on instead.
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Old April 9 2014, 01:27 PM   #1737
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I assume the movie will be heavily centered on Hugh Jackman. You would never see a poster saying Samuel L. Jackson stars in Iron Man 1 even though he's in it.
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Old April 9 2014, 01:32 PM   #1738
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Movie credits are more a reflection of paycheck/contract than of screentime, though. But yeah, since Wolverine is the time traveler, it's a given that the movie centers on him.
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Old April 9 2014, 04:18 PM   #1739
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I assume the movie will be heavily centered on Hugh Jackman. You would never see a poster saying Samuel L. Jackson stars in Iron Man 1 even though he's in it.
But if Samuel L. Jackson is the only person featured on the poster, it would be weird to see someone else's name.

That's the point being made. Not that Hugh Jackman is the star of the film, but that Hugh Jackman's name is the only name on the poster, even though the poster itself features other characters.
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Old April 9 2014, 08:44 PM   #1740
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bbjeg wrote: View Post
I assume the movie will be heavily centered on Hugh Jackman. You would never see a poster saying Samuel L. Jackson stars in Iron Man 1 even though he's in it.
But if Samuel L. Jackson is the only person featured on the poster, it would be weird to see someone else's name.

That's the point being made. Not that Hugh Jackman is the star of the film, but that Hugh Jackman's name is the only name on the poster, even though the poster itself features other characters.
I'm just saying some people like movies because it's a Michael Fassbender or Halle Berry movie. I believe the designers of the posters don't want people getting their hopes up for other specific actors or actresses in this movie, their all just supporting roles.
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