The film lost it's original Director and Singer did rewrites. It has changed since Vaughn left, no doubt about it. There was also studio talk about Days Of Future Past before FC.
Originally Posted by DrCosmic
Wow... you guys make some really good points. I was wrong saying your conclusion was baseless def, but your assumption that 'returning cast size makes it a sequel' doesn't work, or else, again, Avengers - with quintuple the returning cast compared with the rest of the related films that would not have been there without IM1. Same with shooting schedules, if they shoot the dark future first (which they should, to avoid Halle's baby bump), then yeah, the people from the timeline that needs to be changed would be on set ASAP.
I just don't see it that way at all. Avengers is literally it's own series apart from the other stand alone Marvel franchises. Dofp is not, and the X-Men won't be coming back every three years to star in a DoFP film. It's part of the same X-men film line and that's all that has ever been there. Doesn't matter if the decade or cast is different. I get what your trying to say I just disagree. I think they are def trying to pull something similar in terms of the size of Avengers here, and that Fox is aching to cash in. It's just not the same situation in terms of how these films are set up or crossed over at all. X-Men post X3 are just going back in time. Thats not 4 films coming togther to star in an all new title. There are no crossing over of different characters from multiple stand alone series and no new series title or anything like that. I hope they go that route later post DofP, but for now none of that exists.
But yeah, think I'm going in circles now so agree to disagree haha.