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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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How is Trask alive in X-Men: The Last Stand given the plot of X-Men: Days of Future Past?

There can be two answers: First: Simply put, both are not the same person. In X-Men: The Last Stand, Bill Duke's character was never called Bolivar Trask but just Trask. In X-Men: Days of Future Past, ...
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Where do the timelines of X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past lie exactly?

According to the Fox executives, the storyline in Days of Future Past has erased all of X-Men 3: The Last Stand's storyline from canon, as well as parts of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In-universe, ...
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Which X-Men movies' timelines were erased by Days of Future Past?

Per Writer and Producer Simon Kinberg, "erased" is not an accurate description of how the timelines have been affected. As such, it is only a matter of opinion to state which aspects of the ...
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Is Pietro Maximoff the son of Erik Lehnsherr?

In X-Men: Days of Future Past it was considered just a joke / wink to the knowledgeable audience. However, it was explicitly stated in X-Men - Apocalypse that Magneto was Quicksilver's father. Edited ...
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In Days of Future Past, did the past and present occur in real time?

The fact that the whole time travel is based on some arbitrary magic mutant power allows them to solve this potentially pradoxical issue in a rather convenient way, which is that Logan's changes to ...
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Why does Wolverine have metal claws in X-men Apocalypse?

The "new" continuity that exists after Days of Future Past isn't actually clear. We know that the movies X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X-Men 3: The Final Stand are no longer canon, but that doesn't ...
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How do Sentinels get the ability to adapt every mutant power from Mystique's DNA?

From the transcript: Xavier: They captured her that day. Tortured her. Experimented on her. In her DNA they discovered the secrets to her powers of transformation. It gave them the key they needed ...
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Does Wolverine still have his adamantium claws after the change in events?

Yes, he still ends up with Adamantium claws (and a broken memory). With the release of X-Men: Apocalypse we definitely know that Wolverine still ends up with Adamantium claws even in the changed ...
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Wolverine's DoFP selective amnesia?

As mentioned in comments by @NapoleonWilson he already remembered his WWII experiences with Yashida in The Wolverine. Which is even raised in a different question: Why does Logan remember Yashida? ...
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What happened to Magneto after the past changed in X Men Days of Future Past?

Magneto's disappearance in the new future clearly suggests that he didn't come together with Professor X. And it's reason is clear because there is no risk of Sentinels anymore. So we can conclude ...
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Wolverine didn't wake up in the future so he didn't change the past?

You seem to be misunderstanding Kitty's phrase: ... once you wake up whatever you've done will take hold and become history. And for the rest of us, it will be the only history that we know. ...
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How do some of the X-Men come back in "Days of Future Past"?

It is never addressed. In one of the last scenes it is hinted that the cure doesn't work (permanently) with Magneto seemingly being able to move a chess piece. But the Marvel Fox universe is filled ...
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How do some of the X-Men come back in "Days of Future Past"?

Magneto was not fully "cured", he's too powerful for that; right before the end credits of The Last Stand start rolling, you can see him move a metallic chess piece with his mutant power. ...
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Wolverine's Past after Days of Future Past

We won't know the answer to this, unless/until we see it happen (again) in a future movie. As you noted, Days of Future Past changed the timeline; that means everything we saw happening in the first ...
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Is Logan no longer the Wolverine?

There is no way to answer it without giving spoiler so I am avoiding use of spoiler markup. So here it goes : Is Logan no longer the Wolverine? If by Wolverine you mean Weapon X/Metal claws then you ...
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How does the timeline of Logan fit into the X-Men universe?

According to director James Mangold, this does indeed take place in the alternate timeline, 5 years after the sunny DOFP ending. I know this is hard to believe, but there is an explanation. Three ...
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Wolverine's Past after Days of Future Past

But as we can see in the climax of Days of Future Past, Striker takes him, and we can see that he was kept captive in Apocalypse and young Jean Grey and Scott helps him, and he unknowingly helps them. ...
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Wolverine's DoFP selective amnesia?

TLDR: He might or might not remember the details about that girl, the scene works either way, and either way it isn't a contradiction to briefly "forgetting" the bone claws. Answering that he slept ...
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Why did Erik leave his Helmet at the end of DOFP?

As acknowledgement of submission, and surrender. Leaving the helmet is an indication that he no longer has anything to hide. If Xavier knows he can jump into Eric's mind at any point (and obviously ...
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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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Wolverine didn't wake up in the future so he didn't change the past?

Wolverine does wake up. Wolverine, having altered one of the pasts (that is, as long as he's asleep, there are effectively two pasts co-existing: the one that determined the current future in which ...
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Why did Erik leave his Helmet at the end of DOFP?

Why did Erik leave his Helmet at the end of DOFP? Was it really in his own hand at all? He lost their fight, Professor X can control him anytime if he wants now and might never allow him to take it ...
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Where do the timelines of X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past lie exactly?

YES, most parts of Days of Future Past makes it a canonical sequel to The Last Stand. Much of the first few X-Men films' (released) EVENTS (such as the events in the The Last Stand) are erased or ...
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Why is Bolivar Trask a person of short stature?

A person with some form of deformity works very well in this role. Even a "Traitor" mutant would've worked very well here by adding more complexity and interesting motivations than just another stock ...
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