With the latest X-Men film coming out, simply titled Logan, it's time to look back on the last 17 years of X-Men movies. In 2006, after the original trilogy ended, viewers assumed that would be the end of the X-Men story. But with an entire prequel trilogy, a Wolverine spinoff trilogy, and a new Deadpool trilogy in the works, along with New Mutants supposedly coming, the movies have had increasingly confusing continuity.
Looking at the full tapestry of X-Men movies, none of them came out in any kind of order. With the timeline jumping back and forth, cast members and characters coming and going, it can all be a little confusing. The movies are unapologetic with how broken their continuity is, but we're going to go through these movies chronologically and try and make as much of it work as possible.
These movies are mostly going to be judged on their own merits, only calling on comic book history when absolutely necessary. With over 50 years of X-Men comics, this series needs to be able to stand on its own without assuming the audience knows all the ins and outs of the canon.
The films are too connected to each other to be considered seperate storylines, so we need to try and make sense of something that's complete nonsense. Piecing together this soon to be 10 movie franchise isn't easy, but this is the most cohesive viewing order for all of the X-Men movies.