Originally Posted by psylockolussus
That "beloved" didn't come from me, that came from the official Facebook page of the X-Men movies.
And you're wrong, having well-known characters will attract more casual viewers. FC having a lot of B-List and D-list X-Men characters was actually an issue to the GA.
Casual viewers don't know who the A-list/B-list/D-list X-Men are. Most of the GA doesn't know the universe like that. The GA cares about good movies. They want quality. Doesn't matter what character delivers it. The portion of the audience that took issue with the character selection in FC were fanboys/girls.