Originally Posted by Mr. Dent
Why can't we just consider DOFP a standalone sequel, like The Wolverine? That's what it sounds like it is.
Because this film is set after X-Men 3 and 10 years after First Class, thats why its a sequel to both of those films. Wolverine is set after X3 but its a spin-off movie and the movie isn't about the X-Men.
If DOFP is just a stand alone sequel or movie, they could have just set this between X2 and X3, like Star Wars: the Clone Wars. Or they could have just included Cyclops and Jean Grey. But they obviously didn't go in that direction.