Originally Posted by Zarex
Spending time clearing up past inconsistencies may please die-hards, but it could come at the expense of attracting new fans to a franchise that is in need of some major revitalization. What's most important for the future of the X-Men franchise is that by the end of DOFP Singer has put together a fresh, new team set in the present with which to spin off a new series of films. Otherwise going back in time for the last two team ups would have been a huge waste of time.
I would say that ONLY the die-hards even care about the inconsistencies. The general audience doesn't analyze every little detail or even remember cameos by characters they have never heard of.