Matthew Vaughn’s been answering a lot of fans’ concerns regarding X-MEN: FIRST CLASS and where it’ll fit in the already-established mutant movie mythos, but his answers seem to raise just as many questions in turn. He’s clarified that this will be a continuity-fitting prequel to the previous movies, not a total reboot, but his comparison of FIRST CLASS to the latest STAR TREK movie raises the possibility that the plot might have something to do with time travel and alternate universes. His further statement about how Bryan Singer’s cooked up a “very, very smart story” that not only ties the X-Men into the period they’re set in, but also involves them in contemporary world events… well, that would certainly bode well for chronology-twisting plot.
You know, if you step back and think about it, time-travel plays a significant part in the X-Men mythos. What’s one of the most memorable storylines? DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. Who are some of the biggest characters? Time-travelers Cable, Bishop and Rachel Summers (or whatever she’s calling herself today.) Hell, the whole MESSIAH COMPLEX: SECOND COMING crossover centered around Hope and Bastion, who’re both from the future. Time-travel’s so regular in the X-Men mythos, it's basically matter-of-fact.
So, think about.... aside from time travel, what’s the last major X-Men concept that's yet to be addressed in the films? The Sentinels. I still think there’s a good possibility that Kevin Bacon could be some playing some understated riff on Bastion or Nimrod. == TEASER ==
So did he say to Coventry Telegraph…
"In terms of having a lot of mutants, it doesn't feel that busy. I don't feel worried about it. I think it will be really cool to see all these guys doing their stuff.”