Originally Posted by Captain Tom Coughlin
That's kind of what I'm saying, I'm thinking it might not be either of them as well.
Yeah, I'm coming round to that a lot again. That or a significant reinterpretation.
Basically, Cumberbatch appears to already be on Earth at the start as implied by the more detailed prologue descriptions (which I don't know who read those or didn't) and also it seems as if the film kicks off around 18 months after the last film ended. It just does not fit them as we knew before.