Re: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - Grading+Discussion **SPOILERS!**
Recent comments from Vaughn have, for me, effectively ended the confusion about whether or not FC is a reboot or a prequel (it's the former), and also seem to indicate that he took an approach similar to the one that J.J. Abrams and Co. did with their new Star Trek film (in that he acknowledged the previous films where appropriate, but without making himself beholden to them).
I would like to see Laura Shuler-Donner and Bryan Singer comment on the film in light of Vaughn's comments, given that the majority of the comments they've made in the past are what led to the 'prequel vs reboot' confusion in the first place.
Starbuck: We're all friendlies. So, let's just... be friendly.
"There is no 'supposed to be.' It's an adaptation, a word that literally means change. Why bother making a new version if it doesn't offer a fresh approach?" - Christopher L. Bennett