Re: Days of Future Past News and Discussion - Part 3
The thing is Fassbender, Hoult, and Lawrence have all become quite a lot bigger names since First Class. Fassbender had Prometheus (basically the only thing everyone could agree worked in that film), Hoult had Warm Bodies (which did modest, but was very popular amongst the tweens) and Lawrence has an Oscar and the Hunger Games. The only one who seems to be staying under the radar is McAvoy, and he was arguably the biggest name going in.
So, I don't buy that they couldn't have pushed a successful sequel on their own. But yes, undoubtedly Jackman and Berry will be increasing ticket sales.