Originally Posted by Mr. Dent
Setting the movies completely in the past is also not in their best interest. You're not considering that.
Yes it is in their best interest. Excluding a franchise reboot, building up from XMFC is the only option for long term success. The actors are young enough and they have 35-40 years of potential story to complete the bridge to X1. Anything post X3/Wolverine/DOFP is a dead end. If the original actors were all 10 years younger I'd probably be feeling different. Unfortunately that's not the case.