Re: Who should the focus be on in DOFP??
It doesnt make a big difference if a movie is a reboot or a prequel.
The main factor is a whole new cast.
And if you want to pay too much attention to the characters who appeared or didnt appear, as a reason why it didnt do as well, then the international numbers prove that it WAS a success in the rest of the world.
So your point loose value then.
FC didnt featttue Big name characters like Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops or Jean and it still was the second highest grossing x-men movie in the whole franchise.
So..... it really proves that the international market didnt care too much if those characters werent there.
So.... if they supported FC with more than 200 millions, they will probably support the sequel much more.
and.... if a second movie were really great written and directed and have bigger action and new characters and the critics love it, the third movie could get even more money.
So.... are Wolverine, Storm, and the rest needed at all?
Next Big X-Men Crossover
* 2017- X-Men: Age of Apocalypse
Edit: Forget about 2017:
Official announcement -> X-MEN: APOCALYPSE - MAY 27, 2016!!!!