Originally Posted by psylockolussus
I just hope they learned something from X3/Origins, not to include so many characters that will be only used for 1 to 3 scenes. And I hope this movie is at least 2hrs/30mins.
I don't think we should worry too much. X3 and Origins did horrible jobs with the cameos in that they pretty much ruined the possibilities for each character in future movies. We have to remember that Bryan wasn't responsible for that trend.
X2 had the following identified characters (that I can recall):
- Xavier, Wolverine, Jean, Cyclops, Storm, Rogue, Iceman, Pyro, Nightcrawler
- Magneto, Mystique, Stryker, Deathstrike, Senator Kelly
- Kitty, Jubilee, Siryn, Colossus, Artie, Hank McCoy
Unless I'm leaving anyone out, that's 20 characters. The last line were cameos, but most were announced to the media in much the same way they're announcing characters in DOFP.
Bryan used all of the characters in X2 in appropriate ways. The kids were in the mansion, where they should've been. Hank was on TV and his association with the X-Men was not mentioned (nor was it excluded). No character was ruined for future use.