Re: Where does the franchise go after this?
It will be interesting to see where things go from here. Are FOX really likely to persue two X-Men series' in different time periods? There's enough characters and material to do so but I doubt a studio would embark on something so convoluted.
I'd say there's more interesting characters in the original set-up, but probably longer legs with the new cast. I couldn't tell you which timeline I'd choose if it came down to it.