The follow-up to Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class
had a lot weighing on its shoulders. Not just as a Hollywood blockbuster, but with fans of the Chris Claremont
storyline from The Uncanny X-Men
comics and subsequent animated television series adaptation. It also had to live up to the "new" mutant universe created for the 60s-era film while paving the way for continuing success with subsequent films in the Fox franchise. While Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past
may have great success at the box office (like most superhero films these days), fans may have a few things to say to the director when all is said and done.