Originally Posted by Storm22
Pity Banshee is not back. The absence of First Class characters, especially members of the X-Men, should definitely be explained somewhat in DOFP. It could be interesting though if it means a young Jean, Storm and Cyclops will be joining the team.
I still have faith in Singer but I do hope there is mention of missing characters from First Class. It's not like Toad and Sabretooth missing from X2 and not mentioned. To the general audience they were killed at the end of X1. Whether they were actually killed or not is another topic.
When Stryker was chatting to Kelly and the President in X2, there was mention of the mutants picked up at Liberty Island, so the absence was covered in as much as it was implied they were all in captivity.
Of course we saw Magneto in his plastic prison and in a never-filmed sequence from the X2 script, Toad was at Stryker's dam where he had a fight with Nightcrawler.