Simon Kinberg Resolves The Puzzling X-Men: Days Of Future Past Ending

Just how did Wolverine get his adamantium claws in the new timeline?

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The final moments of X-Men: Days Of Future Past, in which Wolverine is rescued from the bottom of the river by Mystique disguised as William Stryker, left many fans with a lingering question as to the fate of Wolverine's involvement in the Weapon X program.

In a recent interview with Cinema Blend, X-Men: Days Of Future Past screenwriter Simon Kinberg shed some light on how, given that Wolverine had yet to acquire his adamantium skeleton and metal claws, audiences could see from the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer that he has indeed gone through the Weapon X program:

One of the things we talk about in Days of Future Past - theres a scene where Hank/Beast talks about the immutability of time. Basically, you can change the way the future goes, but it finds its way back. So while we dont show how, it found its way back to Wolverine being part of Weapon X and under the thumb of Stryker, thats the idea.

This confusing answer naturally leaves more than a few unanswered questions - as is invariably the case with time travel movies - not least, why was was Mystique impersonating Stryker? Moreover, if time is able to "find its way back", then what was the point of their mission?


With Bryan Singer confirming that Wolverine does indeed meet his destiny with the Weapon X program, let's hope X-Men Apocalypse fills in some of the large gaps to Kinberg's cryptic - and evasive - explanation.

X-Men: Apocalypse is released on 27th May.


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