Originally Posted by JP
It's called a cameo.
Then you need to explain that to Mr Millar because he loves First Class but seems to have a problem with characters that "throwing in ten second cameos, you know". Never stand in a glass house before you start casting stones.
Yes, X1 had a hand full of character who serviced the plot in one way or another.
In XO:W? Not so much. They just added a **** ton of well known character who had no place in the film just for the sake of it. Gambit? Blob? Emma? Cyclops? Deadpool?
Same in X3. The 3 big new names (compared to only one big new name in X2, Nightcrawler) were Beast, Angel, and Kitty. But only Beast really serviced the story and had any impact on the audience. Angel and Kitty were just... there. And don't get me started on Psylocke, Callisto, Juggernaut, etc.
With both X3 and Wolverine it seemed the idea was to cram as many well known mutants as they possibly could into one film. You're delusional if you think that was the case with the other 3 films.
The Mutants in X3 and XOWolverine served their purpose in their respective plots. Some of them died or dissappeared just like in X1, X2 and First Class. So no Im afraid there's no delusion on my part.