Originally Posted by Angamb
yeah, its kind of shocking to imagine that we would be on X5 by now.
and yeah, Gambit was clearly the right x-men to appear on X4, and with Nightcrawler returning, Angel in a bigger role, sharing one scene with Kurt.... maybe Emma too, starting to develop her ambiguous side, and maybe sharing the very first scene with Scott, for a future relationship.
If Fox would have called Bryan back in 2009 he probably would have said yes too, and right now the X-men franchise would be the longest to date and on a epic elevel.
I think FOX got carried away by "completing the trilogy" and after X3 was released, they wanted to do something different. They started with Wolverine's spin-off movie and after that they started to develop more spin-off movies like Young X-Men, Origins: Magneto, Deadpool, First Class, etc. But yeah it is what it is.