@youknowwhattodo: I agree with this. The main problem with having the Avengers and the X-Men co exist in the same movie together is that not all characters would be able to have enough screen time and both the Avengers and the X-Men have way too many characters to put into one movie. The only way they could solve this problem is if the movies were being split into possibly four or five different movies that could explain all the characters' appearances in the film franchise.
@the_tree: I agree that if it was one of the main actors like Hugh Jackman or Patrick Stewart that was involved in this scandal, then it would have made a bigger impact on the movie since many viewers would be seeing the movie for the actors also.
I prefer shorter story arcs because if an arc goes on too long, then the quality of the story could go downhill because by that point, the writer would just be adding on random situations that has nothing to do with the story (just like AVX). But some long story lines like Joss Whedon's run on Astonishing X-Men and the Dark Phoenix Saga could be a good thing because then they could spend time on developing the characters and adding on tension for the stories if done right. So it all depends on what story you are trying to tell that decides whether or not the story arc should be long or not.
It would be interesting to see if Days of Future Past will reboot the X-Men movie universe or just be built upon from the original trilogy. I'm still a little confused about what direction they want to take the X-Men franchise. I know that the First Class cast will be the ones who will appear in the Apocalypse movie, so I guess this is FOX's way of trying to make the X-Men film franchise be more consistent than it was before.
It helped introduce me to the X-Men universe and I really loved the fact that it was the most faithful to the X-Men comics at the time. I also loved all of the characters in that show, especially Wolverine, Rogue and Gambit.
The animation was a bit terrible at times and sometimes, the stories got a little too dramatic for my tastes. I also would have liked it more if Colossus and Nightcrawler had actually become apart of the team in later seasons instead of focusing on the same characters over and over again.
The animation was much better this time around and I loved the fact that we were introduced to new characters such as Kitty Pryde and Nightcrawler at this point. I also enjoyed the re-imaginings of these characters and what they would be like if they were placed in a high school setting.
The first few seasons was a bit slow in storytelling and some of the episodes were a little hard to sit through since they barely focused on the super heroic natures of the characters. Also, somewhat similar to X-Men: the Animated Series, I would have liked it better if Colossus and Gambit were introduced a bit earlier in the show, so that we would get to know more about these two later on.
Again, the animation was really good and they actually had different story lines that came from the comics such as making it partially based off of Grant Morrison's run on New X-Men (but barely). I also loved seeing Nightcrawler get his time to shine in this series and the same with Emma Frost.
It focused too heavily on Wolverine, to the point where the other X-Men characters didn't really do much of anything, except be saved by Wolverine multiple times. Also, the show got cancelled so soon, that we didn't get the chance to see where all of these stories were going.
I don't think that it would have much impact on the X-Men films since in the end of the day, the X-Men is just a franchise and any other director could come in and take over the franchise if things go badly for Bryan Singer.