Re: X-MEN: Days Of Future Past (Casting, Rumors, Pics till release)
In terms of the way that the term reboot is defined in terms of serialized fiction, you would be discarding the entirety of the existing franchise, and, again, FOX had the chance to do so with First Class and opted not to.
What Abrams and Co. did was a personal choice; there was no creative imperative for them to reboot the franchise in the manner they chose to.
Starbuck: We're all friendlies. So, let's just... be friendly.
"Ze director's cut is ze film you saw in ze theater."