I'm a little late to the conversation about Days of Futures Past. I agree with the general consensus - Singer did a fantastic
job tying together his original two movies with the reboot into something that's a largely cohesive continuity. There are problems
, of course, caused largely by the fact that the First Class movie was supposed to be a standalone franchise of its own and wasn't supposed to tie in to his films.
I suspect a lot of the fact that they were made to work together had to do with business decisions about how much money was sunk on that project and establishing those characters as younger versions of those roles, as well as the fact that they had contracts to reprise the roles in multiple films meaning they were probably getting paid again regardless. More credit to Singer that he made it work as well as it did.
And even more for effectively painting a "screw you" brush all over basically everything to do with X3.
I just hope it doesn't mean Wolverine completely missed out on the opportunity to get/keep his adamantium skeleton and claws given how it ended.
I could be TOTALLY mistaken here. But my impression was that once Wolverine "fixed" the future he was sent back from, his consciousness that had been inhabiting his body sprung back to the repaired present and the consciousness that had been supplanted took back over with no real memory of what he'd done. Wouldn't that mean that his history from the ~'60s on would have been largely the same?