Originally Posted by psylockolussus
I count Professor X as a X-Men member.
X3 had so many X-Men members that they killed 3 of them and depowered 1 of them. And I think it would just suck if those killed/depowered X-Men will comeback for this DOFP, like nothing happened. Even if they explained it, it still doesn't sound good to me.
On that basis, we would be left with:
Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Iceman, Kitty, Angel, Nightcrawler
That's still a good line-up.
Unfortunately, it rules out Cyclops, Jean, Rogue, Xavier, Mystique. We definitely saw Magneto's powers returning so I guess he would be okay to use.
If they use an actual future beyond The Last Stand, then the above logic should apply.
If they use an alternate future, there are more possibilities - but I guess there are still concerns that the audience wouldn't understand why dead/depowered characters are suddenly appearing again.