Originally Posted by Majik1387
XM-Men First Class wasn't rushed, it just had a short shooting schedule from the beginning. X3 is the one where it kept on getting rushed to an earlier release.
Actually, Fox never moved the X3 release date up, but in fact pushed it back three weeks that May. They announced their original date before even having a director yet, and it was considered rushed at the time. It just got even more rushed when Ratner replaced Vaughn right before filming the previous June.
I consider both movies to be rushed because of the dates they were to be released and when Fox set them. I mean, some of the effects in First Class seem pretty unpolished/cheap, and probably could have been served by a longer production schedule.