X-Men: Days of Future Past is the seventh film in the X-Men franchise. Released in 2014, the movie follows Wolverine as he travels back in time to stop an event that would cause the end of humans and mutants. Although this installment of the x-men was popular there was one moment that left fans scratching their heads. Now, director Bryan Singer has addressed the question that was on everyone’s mind over on Instagram.
Following an altercation with Magneto at the end of X-Men: Days Of Future Past, wolverine gets thrown into a river making everyone believe him to be doomed. Then William Stryker comes to his aid and we assume this is how Logan ends up with his super-metal adamantium skeleton. However, Stryker’s eyes turn yellow showing us that it is really Mystique disguised as Stryker.
This small moment at the end of the film left fans with a few questions regarding Logan’s fate as weapon X, and whether Mystique would save him from it. These questions, fans assumed would be answered with the release of X-Men: Apocalypse, being the direct sequel to Days Of Future Past and the ninth installment in the franchise. However all we know is that Logan doesn’t avoid becoming Weapon X, but Mystique disguised as striker is never addressed or explained.
Director Bryan Singer has finally tried to clear that moment up over on Instagram, in a slightly disappointing and anti-climatic explanation. He posted a photo of the cast with the caption:
Cast of #Xmen #xmendaysoffuturepast In our mini theater. I caught your question on #reddit I have to be honest, the idea to have #stryker ’s eyes turn yellow was added to the film very close to its completion. However I ended up liking it because it showed #mystique ’s path of secretly helping mutants. In that case #wolverine It is a path that continues into #xmenapocalypse
If this was bothering you, you can finally sleep easy tonight.
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