Originally Posted by Angamb
I get some points... but even if Singer is back on his franchise, this doesnt give him the right to drop half the cast of First Class.
First Class gave new life to the franchise. It gave us a group of new characters, familiar characters to the fans and new characters to the general audience, but still all are part of X-men comics history of 50 years.
Each character from First Class has its fans, so to drop 4 or 5 characters on the sequel is disrespectful to the fans and general audience who went to watch the prequel and loved it.
Understood...but honestly? Singer has as much "right" as the studio wants to give him in terms of recapitulating characters and the franchise in general. And they (and Shuler-Donner, who can't be forgotten here) seem to want to give him a lot.
was simply not the financial or critical success it needed to be to justify a straight sequel.
...And I think for various reasons, FOX is interested in keeping this franchise alive through revisiting some of its most successful moments.