Originally Posted by psylockolussus
I would be okay with Mystique being the female lead if this is her last movie. I feel like Days of Future Past is the perfect time to say goodbye to the beloved villains like Magneto and Mystique and the leader of the X-Men, Professor X. And with the 8th X-Men film, a new era begins with X-Men facing new villains and without Professor X leading them. Its gonna be real exciting if it happens.
This film needs to create momentum for future films and be something the franchise can build from.
Shining a spotlight on Mystique when she most likely won't be around any more after DoFP might not be such a good idea. It could make it seem a dead end like The Last Stand if this film wraps up stories for key characters (Magneto, Xavier, Mystique) rather than opens doors for the films to continue.