Well, that’ll relieve anybody's concerns about not getting to see the rest of cinematic X-history filled out.
SHH has just reported that Simon Kinberg's been hired to script a sequel to X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. Usually, that wouldn’t confirm much (scripts can always be tossed out, of course) but considering that he’s an A-list screenwriter whose credits include MR. & MRS. SMITH, SHERLOCK HOLMES and even X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, I’d say there’s a more greater “signal to noise” ratio here. Although, I do expect that at least some of the writers who worked on FIRST CLASS will probably be contributing to subsequent drafts.
There have already been discussions of FIRST CLASS forming a trilogy with this sequel set in the 70s and the following one set in the 80s. I suppose there’s nothing in the first batch of X-movies that rules out a decades long “secret war” between the X-Men and the Brotherhood happening before Wolverine runs in to Rogue. Lord knows there are just oodles of mutants that can’t be retroactively integrated into these movies (even if that isn’t where they debuted, chronologically, in the comics.)
The notion of there being an 80s throwback movie - - perhaps integrating the Australia adventure - - does make me feel old, though.