Originally Posted by Mulholland '49
That's not what we meant by direct sequel. We're talking about the fact that it's set 10 years after First Class and Singer's words of it being an "inbetweenquel".
A direct sequel would have been focusing on first Class cast and using ending of first class to set up storyline.
Die Hard with a Vengence could be called direct sequel to die hard since much of
plot Is Jeremy Irons wanting to kill toy with and kill Bruce Willis for the death of
Alan richman at end of original die Hard.Nightmare on elm street 3 could be called direct sequel to original Nightmare on elm street.
Bryan Singer In calling an inbetweenquel has been hinting at him seeing this not as followup to first Class but both prequel and sequel to X-Men trilogy.