Originally Posted by Illuminata
I've come to accept the fact that the OT Cast are nothing but Box Office candy. First Class proved that Xavier, Magneto, Mystique with obscure mutants don't bring in box office dollars. FOX realized very quickly that the audience wants the iconic X-Men yet they don't want to lose the popular Lawrence, Fassbender and McAvoy neither.
And arguably Beast and Gambit
The director was stupid enough to kill off Cyc and Jean.