Could someone please help clear up the confusion that I'm currently having linking the plot from Days of Future past to XMen Apocalypse ?
At the end of DoFP, William Stryker recovers Wolverines body from the river, but at the end of the scene, it is revealed that Stryker is actually Mystique in disguise, leading the viewers (or atleast myself) to assume that Mystique had rescued Wolverine (what her plans were to do with him afterwards are beyond me).
Fast forward to Apocalypse, where we encounter Wolverine inside the Weapon-X facility, already having undergone his adamanteum transplant. If it was not the real William Stryker that recovered Wolverines body at the end of DoFP, and we're assuming there is no way that Mystique would have given Wolverine over to Stryker, due to her assumed strong hatred towards the man, what are we to assume happened between that time gap? Are we to just overlook the end of DoFP and write it off as a meaningless scene that has no lasting plot effect, or is there an explanation that clears all of this up?