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  • The film begins in 2023 in a post-apocalyptic future. Humanity has been enslaved by advanced Sentinel robots that are hunting down mutants. Professor Charles "X" Xavier (Patrick Stewart) is leading what is left of the X-Men and other mutant warriors in the fight against the Sentinels. Charles decides to send one of them back in time to 1973, to prevent the Sentinel's creator Dr Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) from being assassinated by Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), whose mutant DNA is the key behind the Sentinel's creation. Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) volunteers to go back in time. When Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) sends him back, Wolverine wakes up in the past and is naked. Once arriving in the past, Wolverine sets out to convince a long-haired, young Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) about the future and that it was Xavier himself who sent him back in time to find him. They set out to change the past and prevent the Sentinels from taking over the world 50 years in the future and to stop Mystique from assassinating Trask. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past is the seventh movie in the X-Men series, preceded by X-Men (2000) (2000), X2 (2003) (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) (2009), X: First Class (2011) (2011) and The Wolverine (2013) (2013), and followed by X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) (2016) and Logan (2017) (2017). The X-Men movies are all based on the Marvel Comic book series, also titled X-Men, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1962. The storyline for Days of Future Past was inspired by "Days of Future Past", a story in Marvel's 1981 comic books The Uncanny X-Men, issues #141 through #143. The storyline was adapted for the screen by English-born screenwriter/film producer Simon Kinberg and English screenwriters Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • In chronological order, X-Men: Days of Future Passed is a sequel that starts several years after the events of both The Last Stand and The Wolverine in a dystopian future and involves a travel back in time to 1973, 11 years after the events of First Class and 6 years before the events of Origins: Wolverine. Cast members from all those films appear. The first three X-Men movies, Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine follow chronologically from a timeline established in First Class (although several retcons have been identified); however, in Days of Future Past, due to changes made into this original timeline, a new timeline is created, leading to a separate chronology in which X-Men: Apocalypse and Logan take place. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • From the original trilogy and who appear from the start of this movie: Professor X, Magneto, Wolverine, Storm, Shadowcat, Iceman, Colossus and Rogue. From X-Men: First Class: Professor X, Magneto, Mystique, Beast and Havok. Shortly before the theatrical release, director Bryan Singer revealed that an action sequence featuring Rogue and a few of her X-cohorts had been cut from the film. As it turned out, Rogue appears in different parts of the story in the different editions of the movie. Evan Jonigkeit plays the 1973 version of X-Men villain Toad. Magneto mentions that Angel (the girl with wings from First Class), Azazel, Emma Frost and Banshee are all dead. Mystique is also seen looking at the autopsy files of Azazel and Angel in Trask's office. Jean Grey, Cyclops and the future self of Beast appear at the end. At one point during the film, Wolverine mentions them (and Storm) to young Xavier and tells him to take special care of them. In the altered future, Jean and Cyclops are shown to still be alive. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • This film basically takes the key ideas and plot points from the briskly paced two issue Claremont-Bryne comic book story arc and re-purposes those plot points with the established movie versions of the X-Men as well as including many additional subplots. In the film, it is Wolverine who is sent back to the year 1973 to find the young Charles Xavier; however, in the comic, it is Kitty Pryde (a.k.a. Shadowcat) who goes back in time to the year 1980 (which was present day at the time of the story's publication) and takes all the active X-Men straight to the assassination attempt. In the comic book, Kitty's past and future minds switch places, which allows us to see each time line from both perspectives; but, in the film, Wolverine's body remains motionless in the future and his future mind simply pushes aside his past mind. The assassination that sets the war in motion is of Senator Robert Kelly in the comic book, but since that character was killed with little consequence in the first X-Men movie, it is Bolivar Trask in this film. The would-be assassin in both versions is Mystique, but in the comic book, she was already decidedly evil and there was nothing close to the subplot of her redemption which is found in the movie. The end to both versions also differ, as in both cases, the heroes stop the assassination, but whether or not the war will fail to happen in the comics is left open to the reader, since the bad future in the comic books remains as a separate reality whether the heroes succeed or not. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Erik Lensherr/Magneto is very proud of his mutant abilities and is one of the most powerful mutants to have lived. However, in a breakdown of the trailer with Empire Magazine, director Bryan Singer addressed Magneto's use of a firearm: There's a line in the movie, "He's always had a way with guns". That's how he crippled Xavier, and he's such a powerful mutant, but in this particular moment he's holding a gun and I like that. He's a product of the Second World War and he knows how to use a gun as much as he does his powers. He has used firearms before, such as killing a German in First Class as well as threatening the police outside the train station in the first X-Men, proving he is not averse to using them when it suits his needs. To him, it is about turning mankind's trifling weapons against mankind. Also, the scene in which he uses it, he had planned to kill Mystique. But because she was a mutant and he also cared for her, he intended to give her a quick and painless death by shooting her. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • In the comics, Magneto can levitate himself by virtue of being powerful enough to manipulate the trace particles of magnetizable materials (e.g. iron) that serve as nutrients for most organic life (meaning that he can also telekinetically manipulate not only Wolverine's body [containing metallic bones] but also other characters' bodies as well), and at any rate, his natural body has significant inherent magnetic properties. In the movies, it's been alluded that he uses his powers to levitate himself by levitating metal plates in his boots. This also has been shown in the train scene from the first X-Men. He also needed to form a platform to carry himself across the gap in the prison in X2. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • In a mini documentary titled "The Bent Bullet", a promotional video for the film, it is revealed that Magneto is imprisoned after being arrested and secretly tried for the first-degree murder of (and conspiracy to murder) President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. According to the video, Magneto changed the trajectory of the second bullet Lee Harvey Oswald fired at Kennedy that would not have actually killed him, but due to Magneto's tampering hit the President in the head and subsequently killed him. In the film, Erik claims Kennedy was actually "one of us"; he was trying to save the President by bending the bullet away from him, but due to being interrupted, he lost control and accidentally hit the president in the head, ultimately resulting in JFK's death. The "Bent Bullet" promo is also a reference to the so-called "magic bullet" or "single-bullet" theories about Kennedy's assassination. Critics of the Warren Commission, the task force assigned to investigate the assassination, have contended for decades that the bullet that killed Kennedy and that wounded Texas Governor John Connally could not have followed a path through their bodies in any reasonable manner. More on the single-bullet theory can be read here. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • To be more specific, Magneto is a free man as early as the 1980s, as can be seen in the prologue of X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), which still takes place in the unaltered timeline. So somewhere between the original 1973 and the 1980s, he got out, which seems pretty remarkable for a man who was imprisoned for the murder of John F. Kennedy. So what happened? Some speculations can be made. Magneto may have escaped, as he would do later in X2 (2003). This would have necessitated him to live in hiding for years, as he would still have been a wanted man. Magneto does indeed have a secret base of operations in X-Men (2000), but he also comes out in the open quite often. Perhaps his face has aged enough by then to prevent anyone from recognizing him (the general public doesn't know him anyway), but the authorities would be expected to still keep an eye on him. In that case, they would also know not to assault him with metal weapons (which happens in the first X-Men). So this may imply that Charles Xavier (Professor X) or some other mutants learned about Magneto's innocence later on, and made a successful effort to free him. According to producer Simon Kinberg, a backstory was written for Bolivar Trask, which specified that he was part of the group responsible for attempting to assassinate the mutant JFK. Trask had military supporters in the US Government that were part of this conspiracy. In the original timeline, Trask was killed by Mystique, so it is possible that Charles did research into Trask on his own, and found out the truth about the JFK assassination. He may have made a case for Magneto, even used his mental powers to convince the people in charge. Or he simply helped him escape if the authorities did not listen and subsequently helped him to hide, until the commotion had died down. In any case, Charles' knowledge of his innocence would also explain why Professor X and Magneto temporarily reconciled in the 1980s. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • No. 20th Century Fox owns the rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four movies, while Disney (through Marvel Studios) owns the rights to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU); yet Magneto's children, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are seen in MCU projects, at the same time as Quicksilver is featured in this film, because both Disney and Fox share the rights to these two characters. The difference is that Quicksilver will not be portrayed by the same actor in both franchises because they are two different versions of him: he isn't a mutant in the MCU titles, and the X-Men do not exist therein; whilst the Avengers don't exist in the mutants/X cinematic universe. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Scarlet Witch, real name Wanda Maximoff, is the twin sister of Pietro/Quicksilver. The two appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) (as well as briefly in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)) together, although Quicksilver is not portrayed by the same actor and he's presumed to have slightly different characteristics from the character in this film. In fact, of these twins, only Quicksilver appears in this film. Scarlet Witch was going to be directly mentioned, but was left out due to time constraints. During the finale, a shot of Pietro shows him with a younger girl (see here). However, she's not presumed to be Wanda, as Wanda is Pietro's twin and should be the same age. The little girl could be Polaris aka Lorna Dane, the half-sister of Wanda and Pietro and daughter of Magneto with similar magnetic powers, though her hair is red instead of green. This may be what confused people into thinking she was Scarlet Witch. In the Rogue Cut, Quicksilver's mother tells his younger sister, "Go bug your sister." Which may imply that Wanda is in another room. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Yes. While rescuing Magneto from the prison, Quicksilver mentions that his mother knew someone with magnetic abilities. It is never directly stated in the film, but it is in the sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse. The comics similarly introduced both characters long before confirming the parentage. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Before sending Wolverine back in time Kitty says that time will pass at the same pace in the past and future. Since Wolverine is in the past for at least a few days, this means that Kitty had to sit still, awake and maintain a vigil on Wolverine's mind for the same amount of time. This sounds very difficult and unlikely under lesser circumstances but she did it because she had to. It was a matter beyond life and death, and if she failed, she would fail the entire world, which would be more than enough motivation to try her best. She could also keep in mind that if she succeeded, all memory of the difficult few days (along with the last few years) would be erased. Also she didn't have to do it by herself, as others were there to give her water and emotional support. Although there is no evidence of it in the film, Xavier could hypothetically use his own powers to repress her need for sleep and hunger, as he is seen by her side the entire time. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Wolverine: Healing ability and claws, Skeleton is laced with heavy metal called "Adamantium" that makes him near indestructible (future only, as past Wolverine has not yet undergone the treatment)

    Magneto: Manipulation of magnetic fields

    Mystique: Shape-shifting into any humanoid

    Xavier: Telepathy

    Quicksilver: Super speed

    Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat): Intangibility, Time-Phasing

    Storm: Weather/climate manipulation

    Bishop: Absorbs energy directed at him and channels it out

    Sunspot: Flame control, Flight

    Warpath: Super tracker, Strength

    Iceman: Ice control

    Havok: Shoots bursts of plasma from hands and chest

    Toad: Super agility, whip-like tongue, toad-like appearance

    Beast: Enhanced strength and agility, beast-like form

    Blink: Creates teleportals (shortening distances of space, or altering the orientation of paths)

    Colossus: Transforms his body into living steel, super strength

    Cyclops: Optic blasts shoot from eyes

    Jean Grey (Phoenix): Telekinesis (possibly full-blown psionic abilities), telepathy

    Rogue: Able to drain and acquire life/powers/memories from others

    Ink: Not actually a mutant, he gets tattoos from a mutant tattoo artist, each one giving him different powers. The only of such powers depicted in the movie is his biohazard tattoo that makes people extremely ill.

    There is an unnamed mutant with quills on his head who appears to have the ability to control people for a couple seconds. Some have said that he is Spyke, a nod to Evolution, but his powers contradict this.

    While not mutants, the post-apocalyptic sentinels have mutant DNA integrated into the mechanisms/robotics of their synthetic bodies, and this allows them to counteract mutants' powers, as sentinels also have the ability to physically transform. They are also equipped with faces that can discharge plasma rays capable of damaging almost anything given due time. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • It is never truly explained how Kitty has those powers, or if she's always had them, or developed them at some point between her last appearance and this film. She's never had them in the comic books. It would appear that she learned it sometime after the beginning of the mutant war since their existence is news to the mutants she hasn't seen in years, including her mentor Charles Xavier. In any case, Kitty can phase herself and others through solid matter, so she could be said to be able to manipulate objects through space; perhaps those powers extend to phasing objects or people's consciousness through time as well. In the comic book story of "Days of Future Past", Rachel Summers (a telepath and daughter of Jean and Scott) sends Kitty back in time, the same way Kitty did with Logan in the movie. However, since Rachel was never introduced in the movies and Jean was never revealed to be pregnant, the producers felt it would have been far too untrue to the comic book to bring Rachel into the film without her being Jean & Scott's daughter. Since Kitty had a major role in the original comic book they tried to keep it that way by making her the one who sends Logan back in time. Also in the comic books, mutants have been shown to develop secondary mutations like Beast's blue form and Emma Frost's diamond form, so it can be assumed Kitty acquired this mutation. Writer Simon Kinberg reportedly had his first draft of the script hew more closely to the original storyline, with Rachel Grey sending Wolverine back instead of Kitty, and eventually changed his mind, adding the idea of secondary powers emerging later in life, and making Kitty able to phase through time and space. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • It isn't directly stated in this movie. However, in the post-credit scene to X-Men: The Last Stand, it is revealed that Xavier transferred his consciousness to the body of a brain-dead man. This brain dead man was shown earlier in the film in a scene where Xavier discusses the ethics of transferring the mind of a dying cancer patient into this body. In the post-credit scene, the body wakes up and says, "Hello Moira", in Xavier's voice to an attending Dr. Moira McTaggert. In the mid-credits scene of The Wolverine, Xavier is revealed to be alive in his old wheelchair bound body. With Wolverine wondering how this is possible, Xavier simply responds with "As I told you a long time ago Logan, you're not the only one with gifts". Although a full explanation is absent from both The Wolverine and X-Men: Days Of Future Past, there are two different theories uttered by the producers of the franchise about how all this is possible. The first is in the DVD commentary for X-Men: The Last Stand, where it is theorized that the brain dead patient was, in fact, Charles Xavier's identical twin brother. This brother was born without any brain activity due to Charles' overpoweringly strong brain in the womb. The second was given by X-Men: Days Of Future Past screenwriter Simon Kinberg in an interview. He stated that dialogue was written for the 2023 scenes that explained how Xavier's old body was reconstituted by an unnamed mutant to its old and familiar state, allowing Xavier's consciousness to transfer back to its own body. However, the dialogue didn't make the cut as it would clutter the film's already complicated plot with even more explanations. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • In X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), a company creates a drug called "the cure", which removes mutant powers. By the end of the movie, Magneto has been given the cure. However, the very last scene before the end credits shows Magneto sitting alone at a chess table in the middle of a park, staring at the metal chess pieces. He raises his hand to one of the pieces and it moves ever so slightly before the credits roll. This implied that the cure was wearing off and eventually he would regain his powers. Perhaps the body eventually develops immunity to the cure, making its effect shorter with every exposure. This would also mean that all other mutants who took (or were forcefully given) the cure would regain their powers as well, and immunity also makes sense, since by the time of the future war, mutants are not being given the cure as a means to subdue them. Another indication that the mutant cure was never a permanent one is found in the extended version of the movie (the Rogue Cut), where Rogue (Anna Paquin), who willingly took the cure in The Last Stand, returns to the X-Men with her full mutant powers restored. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • At the end of The Wolverine, Silver Samurai hacks off Logan's adamantium claws with a super-heated adamantium sword in order to drill into his bone marrow. Eventually, Wolverine's bone claws grow back, but he has lost his sharp, adamantium claws. Yet in this film, the Wolverine of the future has adamantium claws again. It's likely, given the escalation of the war against mutants, Magneto or the Professor found a way to re-graft adamantium blades over his bone claws so he'd be as formidable as possible. In the comics Magneto in a battle once liquefied the metal and sucked it out of Wolverine, almost killing him in the process. Most likely Magneto used his powers to restore them by liquefying and sliding adamantium from Wolverine´s bones back on to his bone claws to restore his full potential Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Wolverine does in fact age, he just does so incredibly slowly. Wolverine looks to be about 35 to 40 years old, when he's actually close to 200 years old. While the X-Men films have always taken place in the "not too distant future", we can assume that about 20 years have passed since the original film (not a stretch from the actual 14 years). So, it's possible that he's simply added a few more years to his looks in that time. Also, in The Wolverine, Silver Samurai drilled into Logan's bone marrow and took the life from him while rapidly aging him in the process. Logan is saved and appears to heal completely. That being said, literally having the life sucked out of him and not to mention participating in yet another war that is decimating the planet may have taken a toll on him even with his healing ability. At the end of the film, after the future has been reset, Logan still has his grey hairs, but it seems somewhat less. There is also the obvious fact that, while Wolverine may not age, Hugh Jackman does, about which little can be done. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Legal complexities over the license to the character resulted in his omission from X-Men: The Last Stand and The Avengers. In May 2013, both Fox and Marvel Studios announced a resolution to the previous legal issues, that Quicksilver would appear in this film as well as an Avengers sequel though under certain parameters: no allusion to his relations to the X-Men or Magneto (the character's father) can be made in an "Avengers" film, and no reference to Quicksilver's membership in the Avengers can be made in an "X-Men" film; the rights agreement between Fox and Marvel Studios even goes so far as to stipulate the character cannot be referred to as a "mutant" in any Marvel Studios film. Additionally, the day after Fox announced Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Fox and Marvel Studios entered into a legal standoff over provisions of the rights agreement for the character, including the issue of whether Peters would be allowed to portray Quicksilver in any other film outside the "X-Men" franchise, possibly necessitating a second actor to play Quicksilver in any Marvel film, resulting in Marvel Studios hiring actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson to portray him in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and both studios writing two different versions of the same character appearing in two competing film series. An interesting bit of trivia (possibly funny) is that Peters and Taylor-Johnson previously acted together in Kick-Ass (2010) (2010), a costumed hero movie in the style of comic book superheroism but wholly unrelated to comics let alone Marvel Comics but in which Peters portrayed neither hero nor villain. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Yes. Viewers of the first trailer for this movie may have seen a quick shots of Rogue, particularly one of her fleeing down a hallway with Iceman and Magneto. However, a few months before the film's release Bryan Singer said that these scenes (along with others of Rogue not seen in the trailer) had been cut. Writer Simon Kinberg explained to The Daily Beast that this scene was a rescue mission that he wrote so that older Xavier and Magneto could have an action scene in the film, since McKellen and Stewart most likely would not play the characters again. Without going into exact detail, Kinberg also explained that the scene may have shown why the Sentinels had the ability to copy mutant powers even though that precise ability would not be found in Mystique's DNA. The scene was cut for pacing purposes and while Kinberg said it was very good he believed it added nothing overall to the story. So in the theatrically released movie, we only see a brief glimpse of Rogue in the good future. However, this led to a lot of backlash from X-Men fans with whom Rogue was still quite a popular character, prompting Singer and Kinberg to reconsider. So, a longer version of the movie was released on Blu-ray disc and DVD the next year, dubbed the "Rogue Cut", which had the subplot of Rogue's rescue (along with many other scenes) reinstated. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Accepting Charles' challenge that the future is now in her hands, Mystique makes the decision not to kill Trask. Instead, she is heralded for saving President Nixon (Mark Camacho) and his cabinet, the Sentinel program is subsequently cancelled, and Trask is arrested for selling military secrets. At the same time in the future, the Sentinel attacking Xavier, Kitty, and the unconscious Wolverine suddenly disintegrates. Wolverine wakes up in his own bed at the Xavier School and is surprised to see Beast, Storm, Iceman, Rogue, Jean Gray, and Scott Summers all going about their business. Professor Xavier reminds him that he has a history class to teach, and Wolverine says he might need some help with his knowledge of history since 1973. Realizing that Wolverine has returned from the past, Xavier asks what is the last thing he remembers. 'Drowning,' he replies. The final scene shows Wolverine's body being pulled from the water. As he regains consciousness, Colonel William Stryker (Josh Helman) agrees to take custody of him. As the scene cuts away, Stryker's eyes turn yellow, an indication that it is actually Mystique. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Yes, it occurs at the very end of the credits. In ancient Egypt, a group of people kneel before a cloaked figure, while chanting, "En Sabah Nur." This is the real name of the mutant Apocalypse who is thought to be the first mutant. Marvel Comics (incorrectly) states this means "The First One" in ancient Egyptian. He is assembling the pyramids with his mind while four men on horses watch (a reference to Apocalypse's Four Horsemen of which Archangel/Angel, Gambit, Wolverine, Psylocke, Banshee and even Hulk have been part). This foreshadows X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). The "Rogue Cut" of the movie also has this post-credit scene, and has an additional mid-credits scene, showing Magneto's cell below the Pentagon again, but this time, an unkempt Bolivar Trask is locked inside it. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • When we go back to the reformed past, we see a newspaper stating that world leaders are looking for Magneto, but it's not stated alongside that they are looking for Mystique as well. Instead, she's made the headline after saving the president and his cabinet. The actions of Charles Xavier, Wolverine and Beast have probably contributed to this. Firstly, they prevented her from killing Trask during the Paris Peace Negotiations, and due to their intervention, Mystique saved the President by impersonating him and incapacitating Magneto. This action also exposed Trask's duplicitous role. So technically, Mystique hasn't done anything wrong. It's the contrary: she almost comes out as a heroine. It is probable that she is still considered to be dangerous, but her attempts to stop Magneto and kill Trask, as well as her subsequent surrender can be interpreted as a cry of desperation on behalf of the mutant community. So, the cabinet may have decided to let her go after saving them. It also helps that Charles was present He could have advocated her actions and defended her in front of the President as well as giving them some guiding words on mutants and offering his assistance on mutant affairs. Likewise, Magneto was already in prison before the events in the film, and since he didn't take the opportunity to clear his name (instead adding another attempt of terrorism to his record), these actions made his fugitive status far more critical than it already was and made Mystique much less of a target. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • When the younger Charles is using Cerebro after a long time, Logan tells him to enter inside his mind and Charles sees what will happen in the future. Charles then sees Logan killing Jean. Likely, when Charles recruits Jean (as shown in The Last Stand) he wouldn't repress the "Phoenix" and helps Jean to control it. Thus, she would not lose control like she did and kill neither Scott nor the Professor (meaning he is still in his original body in the end). Edit (Coming Soon)

  • The next film, X-Men: Apocalypse takes place in 1983 and therefore, young Magneto and Professor X are played by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. Bryan Singer stated that he intends for X-Men: Apocalypse to be the last in this series of X-Men films. Hugh Jackman also said that Apocalypse and one more Wolverine film would be his last appearances as the character. The other Wolverine picture is Logan, and for that one, Stewart reprises Professor X in addition to Jackman reprising the titular character. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • As the closing lines in the film state, the future is the outcome of collective choices and moments throughout a lifetime. It was imperative that Raven desisted on the idea of killing Trask, since that choice alone would alter the future drastically: distancing herself from Trask would make it impossible for them to get a hold of her DNA, thwarting the creation of the future Sentinels. Charles knew this and put that view in the forefront, instead of his guilt about knowing that he's tried to control her since they met (which is also a contributing factor to her stubbornness). If he had simply controlled her mind and shut her down, he would have created an endless cycle of her planning a new assassination scheme and him redoubling his efforts to stop it, until she had this realization on her own or Erik successfully killed her, breaking the cycle. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • The original comic book on which this movie is based was published in 1981, three years before the first Terminator movie debuted. Many parts of the story changed, but the time traveling and history altering elements remained the same. The Sentinels came even earlier than the 1973 setting of the movie, debuting in 1965 in the comics. Possible inspiration could have come from two 1964 episodes of The Outer Limits, specifically "Soldier" and "Demon with a Glass Hand", both of which were written by Harlan Ellison and feature a similar time travel story. The Terminator itself was said to be inspired by these episodes, and Ellison even sued Orion Pictures (producers of The Terminator) when he felt that James Cameron had plagiarized his works. Ellison won the case resulting in a large financial settlement and his name being added to the Terminator credits. It is possible then that both this film and The Terminator simply share the same influences. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Stan Lee does not have a cameo in this movie and, in fact, only makes cameos in two of the X-Men films: playing a hot dog vendor at a beach in the first film, and a man mowing his lawn in the third film. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Basically, it is safe to say that the "Rogue Cut" makes the theatrical version even better. Some fans might not care about the different approach but a real effort to give the fans another satisfying version was made here. With a length difference of 17 minutes, the "Rogue Cut" does not only contain the infamous longer Rogue scene. Instead, some scene from the theatrical version are missing now or they will be solved differently. Edit (Coming Soon)


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