Originally Posted by DrCosmic
Don't you see how that goes both ways though?
"They've said it doesn't ignore XFC, most of the XFC cast is back. I think that makes it FC2. Some X3 characters are in it, but that doesn't make it X4. That just means they're including original trilogy characters."
They can call it whatever they want. But, it is easiest to view this like the normal movie goer will: FC was a prequel (not a new franchise) and this is a sequel to X3 since the original cast is back, but characters from the prequel will appear. That is how the average joe will view it, and by the rule of KISS, it is the easiest way to view it. And, not an inaccurate way, either. Future FC films will just be seen as prequels, anyway. Not a new series.