Originally Posted by magneto23
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.
You're not considering the universe they're trying to build. You can't have the X-Men set in the past while FF and Wolverine are in the future. It's stupid, plain and simple. And keeping the story in the 60-70s is going to get real old real fast. Every X-Men movie cannot be a period piece. You guys thinking this film franchise can thrive by living in the past have your heads in the ground.