Re: First Class 3 or X-Men 5?
Alan hated the makeup process, and didn't -want- to come back, but he was going to come back if asked. He even cleared a bunch of his schedule for X-Men 3, then didn't get called. Reason being, they didn't have a role big enough to warrant spending all the money on him.
So both things are true. He didn't want to come back, and he wasn't asked to come back due to money. But he would have come back.