Originally Posted by GuestStar2004
but whats the past if the future has yet to be told? or are you talking about whats the past to us in 2014
i assume thats gonna be a thing here so apocalypse won't feel like just a prequel because anything could happen after DOFP
While I understand what you're getting at, not only will it be the past from the audiences view of time, it will still be the past from the film universe's perspective assuming we get any kind of final scene from DOFP.
The period setting may be free of the shackles of continuity after DOFP re-sets the status quo, but it will still be tied to the image of the contemporary faces of the franchise.