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What's the reason for the decade jump in the recent X-Men trilogy?

To give the audience the sense of meeting the characters for the first time, in every movie. From a 2014 interview with Simon Kinberg by Steve Weintraub for Collider on X-Men: Days of Future Past: ...
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Where does Dark Phoenix's power come from in "Apocalypse"?

What we saw in Apocalypse wasn't the Phoenix Force. It's not a retcon, because it's not said, in Apocalypse or Dark Phoenix, that this power we saw at the end of Apocalypse was the Phoenix Force. ...
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Why is the almighty force called Phoenix Force?

The Phoenix of legend is a bird that is born from the ashes of either itself or its parent. It has long been associated with resurrection and rebirth. The Phoenix Force is so named (both in and out ...
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Where does Dark Phoenix's power come from in "Apocalypse"?

This was what could be called a retcon Reframing past events to serve a current plot need. The ideal retcon clarifies a question alluded to without adding excessive new questions. In its most basic ...
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What's the reason for the decade jump in the recent X-Men trilogy?

Specifically regarding the meme, X-Men (2000) is not actually set in 2000, but in "the not too distant future". It could be another 30 years after X-Men: Dark Phoenix and in a different timeline ...
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