Re: If rumors are true that Fox is only doing the 70s now, how exactly will that work
Both the FF and X-Men comic books ran in the 70s. Johnny being black and adopted is fine. You're thinking 1870s with the lynching stuff.
So far, the new franchise is shaping up nicely:
1962 - X-Men: First Class
Roster: Xavier, Magneto, Mystique, Beast, Havok, Banshee
Villains: Shaw, Frost, Riptide, Tempest, Azazel
1973 - Days of Future Past
Roster: Xavier, Wolverine, Magneto, Beast, Quicksilver, Havok (in military as possible prelude to X-Factor Investigations movie)
Villains: Sentinels, Trask, Mystique, Apocalypse prelude
1980s - X-Men: Apocalypse
Roster: Xavier, Wolverine, Beast, Cyclops, Storm, Jean, Quicksilver, Gambit? Dazzler? Psylocke?
Villains: Apocalypse, Four Horsemen?