Originally Posted by Dark Raven
It seems actually a bit ridiculous to have to come up with a plot (or rather use an existing comic plot device which was never intended for this purpose) to sort out continuity issues that exist purely because Fox haven't bothered to stick to any proper consistency in all their films and now they're trying to rectify their mistakes to move forward
It's like creating a plot device in Avengers 2 to explain why Rhodey looks different in IM 1 and 2, and Banner looks different in TIH and The Avengers. Except that there that's just recasts and they're still consistent with each other. But it's almost as silly as that.
I wish they were just using the plotline because they wanted to and not to try to sort themselves out.
It's not comparable to Rhodey and Banner being recasted. The X-Movies have killed off characters and X3 made drastic changes in the universe. DoFP will need to explain things like Professor X being alive and Magneto having his abilities back.