Originally Posted by psylockolussus
And after that interview, he said that DOFP is both of FC2 and X4.
Anyway, DOFP is gonna look like its X-Men 4 more than First Class 2 just because majority of the cast/characters were in X3. It doesn't matter what your reasons are for not seeing it as X-Men 4. It will be X-Men 4 to most people especially general audience. You can compare it to The Avengers, but First Class was never a separate series like Iron Man, Captain America and Thor. Probably it was intended to be a separate series but First Class is now a prequel to most people. Even if they make another First Class movie in the future, it will still appear as a prequel.
Yeah, thats how I see it. When those characters get to a certain age they are supposed to be Ian Mckellen, Kelsey Grammer and Patrick Stewart regardless.