X-Men: Days of Future Past

New today Question: In the Rogue Cut, how come Rogue wakes up after Bobby touches her, as he doesn't have healing powers?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

New this week Question: In the Rogue Cut, when Rogue arrives where Kitty and the rest are why does Rogue just stare at her for a bit?

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Question: How can Quicksilver listen to music at the same time everything else is in slow motion? Shouldn't the music be in slow motion too?

Richard Carlsson 4ca4

Chosen answer: Quicksilver in the comics listens to music at super speed because his mind always works that fast. Presumably, it's the same here.

Greg Dwyer

Question: Were the headphones that Evan Peters wore in the Pentagon escape scene available in 1973?

Chosen answer: If you're referring to the behind-the-head headphones, NO! They were introduced in 1997: http://coolmaterial.com/roundup/history-of-headphones/.

Question: In The Wolverine, when Yashida (as the Silver Samurai) breaks his claws, Logan regenerates his claws, but they are made out of bone. How come they are metal again when Logan panics and slashes Kitty?

Chosen answer: No definitive answer has been given, although director Bryan Singer has said a possible explanation is Magneto helps. At the end of the Wolverine film, Professor X and Magneto are waiting for Wolverine at the airport. So at some time in the future, Magneto could have rebonded the metal to Wolverine's bone (which has happened in the comics). In the comics though, the True Adamantium turned into Beta Adamantium due to the presence of Logan's mutant healing factor gene. Beta Adamantium has regenerative powers as well (it's also what allows bones to function as they grow properly) and Logan's metal claws could have possibly just grown back, over time.

Bishop73

Question: Why didn't Magneto simply use the Sentinel-Robots to kill everyone at the White House in front of the camera crews to establish that using robots is a bad idea, completely shut-down the Mutant fear and never expose himself?

Chosen answer: Because that is not Magneto's goal. He wants people to know about him and his cause. To bring other Mutants to his cause.

MasterOfAll

Question: Why does Magneto make the effort to salvage his helmet when he knows that Charles cannot use his telepathy due to the serum? Is the helmet just part of the outfit?

Chosen answer: As shown in the film, if Charles stops taking the medication he can once again use his powers. Additionally it grants the benefits of protecting him from other telepaths and, in the original trilogy of films, it was suggested that his helmet helps him focus his powers. On top of all this, it would provide physical protection for him.

Question: Who put Magneto in that plastic prison? Nixon and his cabinet don't seem know anything about mutants or see them as a threat (even after Cuba). Yet they put Magneto in a plastic prison as they know he can bend metal, so why wasn't anyone in the US government and most notably the President informed of this fact? It would have made Trask's appeals a lot more justified. Even likely sentinels would have been put into action a lot sooner rather then later.

lionhead

Chosen answer: Government agents were previously aware of mutants - they are probably the same ones that imprisoned Magneto, and his attempt to prevent JFK's assassination was most likely covered up due to the revelation that Kennedy was a mutant. Magneto was already in prison by the time Trask pitched his Sentinel idea to the government, which is probably why the program wasn't instituted.

Serious B

Question: Could somebody tell me once and for all why every mutant in these films have nicknames?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Because just like in the comic books, all super heroes and villains have names that are a representation of either the abilities they possess, paraphernalia they use, their personalities, and/or the circumstances of their origin. Magneto is a much more compelling and memorable name for a character than simply calling him Erik. Presumably it also avoids confusion if there are several mutants with the same "regular" name, to have a unique nickname for each one.

Serious B

Question: Juggernaut was supposed to appear in the movie, helping Magneto escape from the Pentagon, but was replaced by Quicksilver. Is there any reason for this role being replaced?

Chosen answer: Bryan Singer didn't like the idea of using Juggernaut again, since Brett Ratner used him in The Last Stand. He felt it wasn't original enough. He was inspired by watching high speed videos online and did a re-shoot using Quicksilver.

Bishop73

Question: Shouldn't Magneto have died when Mystique shot him? Wouldn't his carotid artery or jugular vein have been hit?

Chosen answer: Obviously, the bullet managed to miss the carotid artery and jugular vein. Such a neck wound, even from a gunshot, is not necessarily fatal.

Question: Why did Magneto take the helmet with him when he flew off?

Chosen answer: Because wearing his helmet makes him immune to Xavier's mind-probes. If he put the helmet back on, he could have tried to kill Nixon again. He doesn't take the helmet with him because he knew that Xavier would stop him in his tracks if he tried.

Serious B

Question: Mystique had just walked away after Magneto flew off. She changed into a soldier that was still in uniform. Why change into that out of all things instead of a civilian?

Chosen answer: Since the scene involving Mystique had literally taken place on the White House lawn, leaving as a civilian would most likely result in her being stopped for questioning/debriefing. By taking the guise of a uniformed soldier, she makes it less likely that she will have to answer to anyone as she is trying to get away.

Serious B

Question: In the Rogue cut of the movie after Rogue and Magneto make it back what is rogue apologising to Kitty for? She hates Kitty. If anything she should be angry at Kitty for being in a relationship with Bobby.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: In the Rogue Cut, Bobby died whilst trying to rescue Rogue. She apologises as she knew that they were in a relationship. Given the war between the mutants and the sentinels, Rogue and Kitty would have set aside their feud.

Casual Person

Question: I've got two questions about the sentinels. 1) Why didn't Blink ever create portals to another country or maybe space every time the sentinels showed up, instead of just bringing the sentinels a tiny bit further, or is she only able to create a portal to somewhere she can see? 2) Would the sentinels have been able to adapt to Quicksilver's powers fast enough before he could escape from them into another room, or is there another way they could have been fast enough to kill him?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: 1) Blink's powers seem to have a short range, although it does seem to extend beyond just places she can see (she is able to open a portal for Magneto back into the room with Charles but she can't see into the room). 2) It really is impossible to answer this question, as we never see Quicksilver in the future. Presumably he could outrun a sentinel as none are shown to have super speed. However they were shown to use their sheer numbers and a bit of cunning to defeat the X-Men more than once.

Question: Who was the mutant at the beginning and what did he (or she?) find? It was something like an iron X-men logo.

Pavel Soukup

Chosen answer: The character is never specifically named, but visually he is a reference to Nate Grey, a.k.a. X-Man.

Serious B

Question: Is Kitty aware of what is happening in the past? Like when she is holding Wolverine's mind in the past, does she see and hear everything he does?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: No, she has no idea what's going on.

Phixius

Question: Why didn't Charles make any attempt to rescue Wolverine at the end? With Cerebro's help he wouldn't have had any trouble finding him.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Who's to say he didn't later attempt to find him? Wolverine was flung quite a distance away from where Charles was and he didn't have Cerebro with him to immediately locate him.

Serious B

Question: In the future segments of the film, why is it that Wolverine is shown having some gray hair around his bangs?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: Because his age is finally starting to show. He is after all the oldest member of the group.

MasterOfAll

Question: With different companies owning the X-Men and Avengers film rights, how is it exactly that Quicksilver is both in this and the Avengers universe?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: Because although Quicksilver is a mutant, most of his history, as well as his sister Scarlet Witch, was developed in the Avengers comics. So both are in a middle ground area for both studios to use. Marvel just can't call them Mutants or reference Magneto as their father.

Question: How is Kitty exactly sending a person's mind back in time? As far as I ever knew, her power was just walking through walls and stuff. So how can she do this?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: Her new powers are explained that she can phase a persons consciousness through time the same way she can phase through walls.

Question: Would Phoenix have been capable of destroying all the sentinels in the future timeline?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Yes. But she was already dead in this film.

MasterOfAll

Question: I'd like some clarification on the dual timelines in this movie. The past timeline is pretty simple, as it's just a continuation from First Class. But is the future apocalyptic timeline really the same timeline as X-Men, X-2, X-3, Origins, and The Wolverine? I ask because, while it'd be much simpler than having THREE different timelines unnecessarily, I'm not sure it really adds up. Why didn't Trask and his prototype Sentinels have a MUCH heavier presence in those previous movies? Why are there two Bolivar Trask characters, one of whom is portrayed by the African American Bill Duke, and another by Peter Dinklage? How does the after-credits scene from The Wolverine play into the events of Days of Future Past?

Chosen answer: The Sentinels had no presence in the previous movies because the manufacturers spent decades working on them. Wolverine's intervention in the past set up a chain of events to which the first Sentinel prototypes were introduced much earlier. The mid-credits scene in "The Wolverine" implies that the Sentinels from the original timeline are nearing completion, which is why Magneto and Xavier are recruiting Wolverine. There aren't two Bolivar Trask characters. The Secretary Trask character played by Bill Duke just happens to have the same last name and was originally meant to be a nod to the character.

Serious B

Question: If Professor X transferred only his consciousness into his twin brother, why is he not able to walk? His brother did not suffer a spinal injury, he only suffered from basically being brain dead. So why can't the new Professor X walk around? He can speak, move his head, and arms but not walk.

Chosen answer: If his brother was bedridden his entire life then his leg muscles never would have developed enough to allow him to walk. That's why babies can't walk as soon as they are born. They have to build the muscles first. A lot of time also passes between the movies - we have no idea what's happened.

Serious B

Question: Eric spent the last 10 years in prison, completely cut off from the outside world. How does he know everything about the Sentinel project and Trask? How does he know that Azazel, Banshee, Emma, Angel and many other mutants were tortured and killed?

Chosen answer: It's possible Azazel, Banshee, Emma and Angel were captured before Magneto, so he knew of their fates before he was imprisoned. He may have been captured trying to rescue them, or tortured alongside them. And Wolverine could have told them about Trask and the Sentinel program.

Sierra1

Question: In the dark future where Sentinels rule all, Xavier and Magneto say that in 1973, Mystique assassinated Trask and was subsequently captured, tortured and presumably killed, leading to the Sentinels' creation. All fine and good, except in a world where Mystique has been dead for 50 years, how did the other X-Men movies happen? Mystique played a large part in those films, and when young Xavier reads Logan's mind, he sees the events of X-Men 3 almost uninterrupted.

Brad

Chosen answer: Evidently she wasn't killed. It took the manufacturers of the Sentinels decades to create Sentinels that could adapt to mutant powers. They likely wouldn't kill Mystique as she would be more useful to them alive, and she probably escaped.

Serious B

Question: How is Professor X alive and how has Magneto got his powers back?

Fletch_ceejay

Chosen answer: The post credits scene from "X-Men: The Last Stand" showed that Xavier transferred his consciousness into another person (who was revealed to be his twin brother by the writers) and the final shot in the same film showed Magneto was gaining his powers back, indicating that the cure wasn't permanent.

Serious B

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