In a movie about time travel, it should come as no surprise that ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘ would have a plot hole and director Bryan Singer has tried to unsuccessfully tried to explain it away. The movie was able to successfully write ‘X-Men: The Last Stand‘ out of continuity but other problems cropped up because of it.
The plot hole Singer tried to clear up comes right at the very end of the film when we see Mystique disguised as William Stryker rescue Wolverine. As we all know, Jennifer Lawrence’s character has come to be a savior of mutants but in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ we see that Wolverine is in the custody of the Weapon X program under the command of the real Stryker.
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While this shows Mystique’s path has already started, it doesn’t at all explain why Logan still ended up going to the Weapon X program or how Stryker ended up there. The only thing you can do here is hazard a guess that Stryker somehow recaptured Wolverine shortly after the events of the film.
Without knowing for sure if Mystique ended up helping Logan get free, you can’t say that Lawrence’s character was already entirely on the path to redemption at this point.
Do you buy Bryan Singer’s explanation or is this something that could have been resolved? Is this something which you think could be explained away in a future movie or will we never know what happened to Mystique, Wolverine, and Stryker here? Share your thoughts below, True Believers!