Someone explain the timeline and X-Men film franchise to me

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  1. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    So over the years I’m quite certain I’ve seen all the films. Maybe there’s one I haven’t seen. My impression was that the ones with the new actors were prequels. I just saw Dark Phoenix on a plane and am a little confused by how these newer ones actually fit it. First, Nightcrawler’s presence is curious as didn’t they find him in the original film? Anyway, and more importantly, both Mistique and Jean Gray dying/becoming the Phoenix before the original movie is to take place? Also, what’s with Dark Phoenix and Captain Marvel being nearly the identical premise?
     
  2. DarkMount

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    Basically in "Day's of Future Past" Logan is sent back to his past self by kitty pryde and what he does in that movie resets the timeline so the older movies, set in the future, never actually happened. They retcon a few things along the way. It's a little more complicated than that. But that's the basics.
     
  3. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    It's impossible because they have jacked with the timeline too much. It's now just a few movies that are loosely attached to the same universe really.
     
  4. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Nerds
     
  5. Gameface

    Gameface All-Jazzfanz First Team! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    They made a few, they were a hit at the box office, they made many more, they also brought in a ton of money, so they made a whole **** ton more of them and people continued to eat them up. The end.
     
  6. RJF

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  7. gandalfe

    gandalfe Well-Known Member

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    X-Men: Great
    X-Men 2: Amazing
    X-Men 3: Absolute crap
    Wolverine: Origins: Horrific
    X-Men First Class: Really good
    The Wolverine: Meh
    X-Men Days of Future Past: Wow.
    Deadpool: Pretty damn funny
    X-Men Apocalypse: My eyes are bleeding
    Logan: Why did this win no Oscars? Amazing, terrific, fantastic.
    Deadpool 2: Like Deadpool 1, only with more ****
    X-Men Dark Phoenix: I couldn't even be bothered watching it.
     
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  8. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    I just watched dark Pheonix and I hated it. The bad guys were really lame.

    The best one has to be logan

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  9. The Thriller

    The Thriller Well-Known Member

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    This is a great post. Well done sir
     
  10. Scat

    Scat Well-Known Member

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    Fixed

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  11. Scat

    Scat Well-Known Member

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    Do any of the movies with Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver count as X men movies?
     
  12. gandalfe

    gandalfe Well-Known Member

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    You mean the Avengers movies? No... It's some weird corporate BS, but no.
     
  13. One Brow

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    Quicksilver was in Days of Future Past (and had a little sister who I suppose would be the Scarlet Witch).
     
  14. gandalfe

    gandalfe Well-Known Member

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    Here's the Wikipedia explanation:

    Interestingly, because of the whole Fox movies X-men thing, the Marvel movies proper have never been able to mention mutants at all, not even the existence of mutants. That will presumably change now.
     
  15. Harambe

    Harambe Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Woah woah woah bruh. They made two hits, and a complete and utter disaster that is "The last stand". Eventually, Fox pumped more money into it with First Class, and it was tolerable thanks to some superior acting from McLevoy and Fassbender. Probably a few points for Kevin Bacon. At that point they just laughed from their ivory tower as they watched the accountants bring them money.

    That's the point it went off the rails. I blame Fox as a whole.
     

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