Originally Posted by DigificWriter
There are 3 time periods in DoFP: the Past (1973), the Present (3013 I believe), and the Future (2023). Because there are 10-year intervals between TLS and the Present of DoFP and the Present of DoFP and the Future of DoFP, TLS has to take place in 2003.
It still doesn't have to take place in 2003.
If The Wolverine takes place in 2013, the credits scene then takes place in 2015, which means that the present would take place roughly 2016 or 2017 or so.
Which means that X-Men: The Last Stand could then take place in 2006 or 2007.
Like marvelrobbins said, I don't think there's anything saying that the 2023 element of the film takes place 10 years after the "present".
And do we actually have confirmation that there are 3 time periods, or is this still just fan speculation because of ComicCon footage that nobody else has seen yet, and isn't in context?