Re: Days of Future Past News and Discussion - - - - - - - Part 16
People are actually excited for the return of the older Professor X, Rogue, older Magneto, Iceman, Colossus, Storm and Shadowcat. They may look like sidekicks to you, but they are part of the big buzz that is surrounding the film. And if ever Cyclops and Jean Grey (of the OT) appeared in DOFp for some reason, that would be very memorable to viewers and I expect people to ask more from those two and not their younger version.
And I'm not saying its all about the OT cast. But majority of the buzz are coming from them. Even if its just Patrick Stewart/Ian Mckellen, they are still part of the OT cast.