I take it that you never saw The Cloverfield Paradox, a pretty bad movie that Abrams decided to link in to the Cloverfield franchise midway through production. Turns out the monsters come from an orbital particle accelerator that opens up a portal to the monster dimension. The movie is set in 2038, but, per Wikipedia
I’ll hand this to him: he really DID find a cinematic way for future events to affect the past. The Cloverfield Paradox retroactively made me like Cloverfield less, just as Rise of Skywalker made me like The Force Awakens less.