I suspected that something like this was going to happen in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. Bleeding Cool’s got an inside source saying that the opening scene from X-MEN - - the one where a teenage Magneto first manifests his powers at a concentration camp - - will be recreated in meticulous detail in this new mutant movie. And we’re talking about a “video footage of the original being kept on set” level of meticulous. However, it’s not going to be exactly the same. Aside from having different actors, obviously, there are supposed to be some key additions that will likely serve as retcons to connect this scene to the new portions of the history that they’ll be exploring.
If this is, in fact, true, I’m sure I’ll be getting strong reminders of BACK TO THE FUTURE PART 2. The different angles on familiar scenes, the retroactive replacement of the “old Jennifer”, and so on… you know what I’m talking about. == TEASER ==
You know, I realize that a lot of these casting announcements might be leaving fans worried, but I’m willing to put my trust in Vaughn and his crew. He hasn’t made a bad movie, yet… so innocent until proven guilty, right? If true, this kind of thing demonstrates that he’s got enough respect for this material to go above and beyond the usual demands to make sure his movie fits in with what’s come before. There are a lot of comics writers who wouldn’t do the same.
True or not, this does bring up an interesting speculative question. Given what you know about FIRST CLASS, do you figure that any more “glue” scenes like this will be necessary to reconcile this prequel with the rest of the series?