DID YOU KNOW?
If you think the timeline of the X-Men movie franchise doesn't make sense, you'd be correct. Its timeline is very confusing compared to its Marvel Cinematic Universe counterpart. The franchise has plot holes and timeline inconsistencies. What doesn't help is the films are released in the wrong order. In fact, its overall narrative is pretty much incoherent. The movie which really messed up everything was the X-Men: Days of Future Past. So what changed in the Days of the Future Past? Well, Wolverine's time travel resulted in an alteration to the same timeline. Then after the change, all the characters disappear and wake up in the new reality. This effectively ignored everything that happened in Origins, which made everything all over the place.
Despite this messy timeline, the 20th Century Fox managed to keep the franchise going without doing a hard reboot for almost two decades. Unfortunately, the movie Dark Phoenix is the end of the road for the X-Men movie franchise. It is the last main installment in the Fox-produced X-men franchise. So now it is time to say goodbye to a movie franchise after nearly 20 years. It comes after Disney acquired the 21st Century Fox in December 2017. This means any future X-Men movies would now be produced by Marvel Studios as part of the MCU. And it is likely that the reboot of the whole movie franchise would happen in a few years. But if you want the original cast to reprise their role, which is unlikely to happen, you can still watch X-Men online with its original cast.