Originally Posted by Angamb
I see some fans are treating this movie as a normal x-men sequel, and the fact is in fact It Isnt.
Its an event movie, combining actors from both series, including the return of original actors after all these years. That will have an impact, even if some fans dont think so. Not to mention the long awaited Sentinels and 3D.
So this two casts thing will easily get many people's attention, and its one of the stronger marketing points of this movie.
And if the action on the trailers and spots, including Sentinels sequences, look really huge and expensive, Im sure many big robots fans and general lovers will really want to see this movie too.
So all these factors together will lead to a surprise to many fans and haters alike.
The jump between Batman begins and the sequel, and Cap/Thor/Hulk movies and Avengers was huge, so something similar will happen this time. Not saying this sequel will get 1 billion, none of us know that yet, but there will be a big jump.
Again, this isnt just another x-men movie, its something much bigger than that.
This and Avengers are in two completely different situations. The hype behind Avengers was built around the fact that these individual movies, which were all released within 3 years of each other, were all consciously working towards this one film, which was perpetually talked and speculated about for 4 years straight. On top of that, Iron Man, and to a lesser extent Thor, were both very well received and ended up grossing much more than anyone was expecting, and they incited an excitement in people that X-Men films haven't produced since X-2.
DOFP is in a completely opposite situation from what I described above. It's not anymore an event movie than First Class was right now. Maybe as we get closer to the release we'll see more evidence to support this "event" status you've slapped onto it, but right now it does not hold up.