Set Harth wrote:
If not a complete ignoring of The Last Stand, at most a mere passing mentioning
I think it's too late for that.
Not at all. Consider the Back to the Future
series: once Marty takes his first trip into the past, we never again see the original timeline, only the dark timeline, the improved timeline, and the really
improved (or so we hope) timeline. In Parts II
, moreover, we never see the original timeline at all.
So, if X:TLS
was the original timeline, DOFP
could start with the arrival of a traveler from the dark future, and, thanks to his/her meddling, the cast could repair things more than they intend, setting up an improved non-original timeline in which X3 is all but forgotten... forever