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Archiv 2006



Die archivierten Nachrichten aus der Rubrik "Aktuelles"...

[28.11.2006] Moviehole berichtet über zukünftige "X-Men"-Filme...
[...] there’s a kafuffle brewing between Marvel and Twentieth Century Fox concerning the film franchise - one that could see a stake driven through the heart of an "X-Men 4".
Though the studio has let it be known that they aren’t ruling out future "X-Men" films - referring to ensemble tag team efforts, not the spin-off films - recent disagreements between the comic troupe and the studio indicate that the partnership may be souring. As a result, Marvel may be taking the superheroes elsewhere.
Whilst Marvel and Sony are ecstatic with their relationship - and as a result are said to be already planning a "Spider-Man 4" - Marvel aren’t so keen on working with Fox on another "X-Men" sequel.
"Marvel has an alternate plan for the future of these movies. One that Fox is reluctant to take seriously", says the site. "However, they may have little choice in the matter because ultimately the X-Men are Marvel's characters" and Marvel has been making "even bigger steps to control and have more say in the production of their movies".


[16.11.2006] CS! sprach mit Shawn Ashmore aka Iceman über zukünftige "X-Men"-Filme...
[...] "I know they are doing a Wolverine prequel and I've heard a rumor about a Magneto film... those are all in the past like prequels and origin stories, so I don't know. There are rumors about an 'X-Men 4,' but as far as I've been told 'X3' was going to be the last big ensemble 'X-Men' movie. I would love if they made another one, but I'm not sure that they will," he told us.
Ashmore confirmed he is committed to another film just in case the studio greenlights one.
"I have a contract if they make another one, then I have one more film."
And what about all of the buzz on the plans to do a story on the mutant school?
"I've heard rumors on the internet about a young mutants spin-off or something like that, but that's like so created on some chat board. It could be real. It could have been leaked from somewhere, but officially from the people who are actually making the movies, I haven't heard anything like that." [...]


[15.11.2006] CS! sprach mit Hugh Jackman, u.a. über "Wolverine"...
[...] Jackman said the project "is out to directors and no, I haven't heard anything. It's hard because you can't... we're approaching very A list directors so you can't give it to 20 of them at once."
Asked if we can expect any mutant cameos, Jackman grinned and replied, "It's a prequel, so there won't be many. There will be other new characters."


[01.11.2006] IGNFF widmet sich dem Stand der Dinge in Sachen "Wolverine"...
Slowly but surely, Wolverine is coming together. According to star and producer Hugh Jackman, if all goes to plan, fans can look forward to seeing Wolvie in his first solo, big screen adventure in late spring of 2008.
"That's kind of what we're looking at right now," Jackman tells IGN. "A summer release would be great though. Perhaps that's possible. But some things still need to fall into place."
The first element that needs to fall into place is the screenplay. And the word from Jackman is screenwriter David Benioff "has delivered, big time. We now have the final script, the final draft, which I absolutely love. For me, it's the most superior of them all. I know the fans are going to go crazy for it."
Jackman and his producing partners inquired with a few screenwriters and considered story proposals. Inevitably, they were sold by Benihoff's knowledge of X-Men lore and enthusiasm for the Wolverine movie.
"Here's a guy who's this amazing writer, probably one of the hottest writers going in town; Spielberg and everyone are after him," says Jackman. "But he was beating down our door to make this movie because he's the most passionate Wolverine fan. He's followed all of the books since he was 9-years-old. For us, it's one of those rare combinations where you have a writer who has all these Oscar-winning directors wanting to work with and he's like, 'I want to do Wolverine!'" [...]
What Jackman wants for Wolverine is this: "I don't want the film to appear at all like X-Men 4 in disguise. I want it to feel like a very fresh, whole new character piece. I want it to be a character movie. And by the end of the movie, I want it to be that you definitely knew who this guy was. Cool action, great characters, but ultimately that you totally know who Wolverine is. Like Mad Max and Dirty Harry. Characters I loved. He's a good guy, but he's not a nice guy. He's just the guy you want on your side. [David] really got that. He's one of the best character writers in Hollywood. He totally got it."
The next essential element is working Wolverine into Jackman's schedule. As the star and producer, he knows it will be a huge time commitment - probably three to four months of photography, some of which may take place in Australia, then considerable post-production.
"I'm shooting a movie with Baz Luhrmann and Nicole Kidman next year in Australia, and then we plan to do Wolverine after that."
And let's not forget about a director. "That's our next goal," says Jackman. "Now we have to find a director, which we're looking for now. If I see you guys maybe in about a month, I might be able to let you know who the director is. We're close."


[15.10.2006] CS! zitiert aus einem Interview mit Hugh Jackman...
[...] "We've now signed off on the script. If you know about the history of 'X-Men' movies, that's a revolution for us. We're a year away from shooting the film and we have the script," Jackman said. "And, by the way, it is unbelievable. It's a David Benioff script. He's probably the hottest writer going around town, and he was beating down our door to write this movie. It was the most amazing thing. So, we have this fantastic script. I've got a couple of movies coming out in the next month, and I might be able to tell you who the director is by then. We're seriously into talking about it now."
He added that Wolverine will definitely be a prequel but will not follow the Japanese storyline that comic books have addressed.
"At present, no. That is still something we really want to do. What we need to do is establish who he is and find out how he became Wolverine," he explained.
Jackman said he is also interested in making a sequel to Wolverine. "I'm not ruling it out," he smiled.


[06.10.2006] Moviehole meldet...
[...] FOX are keen to get another "X-Men" movie off the ground - one that would again involve Patrick Stewart playing guide to some troubled teen mutants.
Brett Ratner, while promoting the "X-Men : The Last Stand" DVD, told MTV that he’d be keen to direct a fourth film (read between the lines : He may have already been offered the gig). And why wouldn’t he? If I was handed a few million bucks every time I took a dump, I’d be putting my hand up to squat again too!
"It [an "X-Men 4"] wasn't in the plan, but I loved the experience of it, and I loved all the actors, and I would definitely do it again if they asked me to come back. I had that little thing [at the end] where Magneto moved the [chess] piece. Did I want to see a sad, old pathetic man who lost his powers in a park? Did I personally want to see some hope? Yeah. It wasn't because of the fans, I just wanted to see it. Is it mind over matter, or is it the power? Poses a lot of questions."
Before Ratner - or whomever FOX chooses - gets his mits on "X-Men 4" (and turns it into a fuckin’ circus of mediocrity), the studio has a "Wolverine" and "Magneto" spin-off to do.


[22.09.2006] Moviehole meldet...
Patrick Stewart tells IESB that he’s keen to reprise his role as wheelin’ wise-man Professor X for another "X-Men" movie.
"Oh, most certainly, yes", says the actor. "My acting, my working life has undergone something of a transformation in the last couple years and I'm set out on a journey - which, is in a sense a new journey, but is also a return to my roots."
With the success of "X-Men: The Last Stand", FOX - in addition to spin-off films about "Magneto" and "Wolverine" - are said to be seriously considering a fourth "X-Men" feature.


[31.08.2006] Bei Blackfilm.com gibt es Details zu den geschnittenen Szenen, die auf der "X-Men 3" DVD enthalten sein werden...

[02.07.2006] Bei Latino Review gibt es eine Kritik zu einem "Wolverine" Drehbuch-Entwurf...
[...] Off the bat, yes this is a prequel before the current slate of X-Men films and yes this is about Logan and the Weapon X program. I’m just the messenger, so be nice and get over it. [...]
Now before ya’ll ask since this is a prequel, no, unfortunately no Frank Miller samurai stuff but yes we see Logan back in Vietnam. [...]


[29.06.2006] "Wolverine" schon 2007 !?! AICN meldet...
[...] Got an email from Hollywood Reporter wanting to clarify their original story. Apparently some wires got crossed and an earlier, incorrect version of the report went up saying that Fox was gunning for a 2007 release on the Wolvie movie when in fact that emphasis wasn't in place at Cine Expo. It's certainly in the works, but the rush for a 2007 release date might not be set in stone. Whew... that's just good news for us fans as it gives the production team time to refine a quality script. At least, that's the hope, yeah? [...]

[27.06.2006] IFMmagazine.com sprach mit dem Drehbuchautor Simon Kinberg über "Wolverine"...
[...] WOLVERINE doesn’t exactly come after X3 so what happens to him is not terribly relevant to his own movie. We did talk about a couple of characters that they wanted to save for the WOLVERINE movie spin-off. I can’t tell you who they are, but there was really only one we wanted to use for X3, and they said they’re not going to have a big enough part to risk losing them for WOLVERINE. Sabretooth will be in there, but I don’t know in what form. I think his relationship with Wolverine is under explored. I like X1 a great deal, I thought the tone was fantastic and thought the X-Men were great, but I was a little under whelmed by the Brotherhood in that movie. [...]

[05.06.2006] CS! berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
[...] Fox's X-Men: The Last Stand took a huge dive of 66.6% in its second weekend after setting the new Memorial Day weekend record last week. The third installment added $34.4 million and has collected $175.7 million so far domestically. [...]

[02.06.2006] USA Today berichtet über die "X-Men" Spin-Offs...
[...] The first spinoff will be Hugh Jackman's Wolverine. His character has an as-yet-unrevealed back story in which researchers replaced his original bones with a metal skeleton. Jackman has signed on to star and co-produce, and X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner says it will likely head into production next year.
"We've also talked about doing something on the kids in (Professor X's) school, focusing on their lives, and less of a global adventure for the team," says Hutch Parker, production president of 20th Century Fox.
The studio is also exploring a movie with Three Kings director David O. Russell based on the character of Emma Frost, a sexy mutant telepath who can transform her skin into diamonds. She is an X-Men comics regular but was not featured in the movies.
Another likely solo project: Magneto, also in the script phase. The film will focus on his youthful pre-villain days, Shuler Donner says.
Though it would require a younger actor for those sequences, she says the film would need Ian McKellen to anchor the flashbacks. "What's a Magneto movie without Ian?" she asks. [...]


[01.06.2006] IF Magazine sprach mit Avi Arad über "X-Men 4", die "X-Men 3" Extended Edition, "Wolverine" und "Magneto"... Bei DH gibt es folgende Zusammenfassung...
Marvel Studios CEO Avi Arad has left his job this week to run his own production company, and iF Magazine caught up with him yesterday just before the announcement to talk about the future of the "X-Men" franchise.
First up, "Wolverine" - is it a prequel or sequel? "I don't want to call it a prequel nor a sequel. It is Wolverine's story and it is really concentrating on him. It's about his life, his mysteries, and his loves. It's not really a prequel or a sequel. It's just a story like in the comics where we have X-Men, Wolverine, and books dealing with the other X-Men".
"Magneto" is still in the works and will span many years of the character's life. And a fourth "X-Men"? "There's always a chance of an X-MEN sequel. It's more of an issue of what is the next X-Men story, and when to do it. There are an endless amount of stories and great sagas that can go into the future, the past, and the present. There are so many more characters that we didn't deal with yet. I would not preclude anything".
Finally, he confirmed that whilst they didn't cut anything from the film for time, they did have "things that we did specifically for the DVD" and said "Absolutely" to the chances of an extended edition DVD. [...]


[31.05.2006] "X-Men 4" !?! DH meldet...
With "X-Men: The Last Stand" opening big at the box-office, speculation quickly arose that a fourth "X-Men" film may be rushed into development. The talk came despite the studios insistence that 'The Last Stand' would be the final film in the trilogy.
Well Fox are sticking to their guns, but Marvel head Avi Arad confirmed that there are no plans for an "X-Men 4" in the works, but their two proposed spin-off films are still very much on the cards.
Arad told the trades that "The first reaction, which we should discard, is here comes 'X-Men 4'. We're working on 'Wolverine,' which is definitely a continuation, and we have a very interesting script about a young Magneto".
Will Fox change their tune and pressure him for a fourth? Seems unlikely due to the expense involved. In many ways it now seems that "Wolverine" will serve as the unofficial fourth film sometime either in 2008 or 2009.


[29.05.2006] CS! berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
Although X-Men: The Last Stand took a substantial 28% drop in its second day, earning $32.5 million, the estimate for the Friday through Sunday portion of the four-day holiday weekend is $107 million, the largest ever for Memorial Day weekend and the fourth-biggest in box office history. The 20th Century Fox sequel opened in 3,690 theaters and grossed a massive $28,997 per theater.
On the all-time list, X-Men: The Last Stand ranks behind only Spider-Man ($114 million), Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith ($108.4 million) and Shrek 2 ($108 million) for opening weekend gross. None of the other films opened on a holiday weekend. [...]


[28.05.2006] CS! berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
According to early Friday estimates from ShowbizData, X-Men: The Last Stand, the third chapter in the Marvel superhero franchise, has grossed $44.5 million in its first 24 hours, including midnight showings on Thursday night. It opened in over 3,688 North American theatres, which is fairly small by today's standards, although it averaged roughly $12,000 per theatre, as fans of the previous movies flocked to see the movie as soon as possible.
Although it didn't break the opening day record or one-day record held by Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith which grossed over $50 million on its opening Thursday last year, the Brett Ratner directed action flick has made more on its first Friday than any other movie. Previously, the biggest Friday opening was held by Spider-Man, which opened in May 2002, though last November's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire came very close to beating it.
X-Men: The Last Stand is certainly going to make a valiant effort to destroy the current three-day weekend record held by 2002's Spider-Man with the added advantage of being a holiday weekend with most people out of work and school on Monday. [...]


[27.05.2006] RTL wiederholt heute um 15.20 Uhr "X-Men 2"...

[25.05.2006] Heute startet "X-Men 3: Der letzte Widerstand" in den deutschen Kinos... Und RTL zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "X-Men 2" als deutsche TV-Premiere... Bei AICN gibt es eine vernichtende "X3"-Kritik von Massawyrm... Und bei IMP Awards gibt es mehrere spanische "X3"-Poster mit alternativen Motiven...

[24.05.2006] Bei AICN gibt es eine "X3"-Kritik von Harry Knowles...
[...] This was shoddy work as a whole. HOLLYWOOD REPORTER calls this the RETURN OF THE JEDI of the X-MEN saga. To me - it’s closer to ALIEN 3, minus that film’s style and ambition. This isn’t SUPERMAN III bad, it’s just a film that never was given the love and nourishment it needed to be complete or whole. It feels like a twitchy abused child of a film.
Brett Ratner could have made a better film had he had better time to acquaint himself with the material, better time to hone the material with the writers and the freedom to actually listen to the writers instead of the knuckleheads in charge of that studio.
That said... Wolverine versus Antler-Knife Throwing Man was kinda cool for a little bit. And Huggy Porcupine Boy is a riot. They came right out of Mighty Marvel's NOT BRAND ECHH ishes... If only waterhose Stan had become FORBUSH MAN this could've been something. If you don’t ask for much from your X-MEN movies and you don’t know the characters... this will serve you well. If you give a shit - that’s what you’re gonna get... by the double handful.


[23.05.2006] Bei Blackfilm.com gibt es ein Interview mit Brett Ratner... Bei AICN gibt es weitere Kritiken zu "X3"...
[...] If you do decide to go see this movie, make sure you stick around after the credits. Some sites on the web have made what takes place after the credits roll seem to be a mind-numbingly beautiful addition to the rest of the thing; I say it was nothing more than an afterthought aimed at leaving the door open for X-Men films to be made in the future.
The bottom line here is that "X3: The Last Stand" is a picture that has loads of potential initially yet falls flat on its face as it moves forward. From the script to the individual performances, it's a situation where things could've gone so much better had there just been some tweaking (perhaps "quality control" would be a better phrase) here and there. I'm sure at some point in the future we'll get an extended edition DVD of "X3" that has more to it than what's going to be arriving in theaters later this week. I'm just disappointed that we'll have to wait for that version as it's more than likely better than what I saw yesterday evening.


[21.05.2006] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu "X3"...
[...] In short, this is a damn fine summer movie just taken as a summer movie. It’s fun, it’s smart, it moves, and you’ll see some stuff you really haven’t seen before, quality eye candy. And as a sequel, it honors the films it follows. If I have one fear from this film, it’s that the studio is going to take the wrong message from it. Instead of saying to themselves, "Oh, thank god our $200 million gamble paid off and we just barely managed to put together a coherent film through the insanely dedicated efforts of our writers and producers who were on through the entire brain damaged pre-production process," they’re going to say, "Oh, that’s all the time anyone needs for a big film, because if X3 did it, then anyone can do it." This film is a glorious accident, a movie that should not work based on the troubles it had getting up onscreen. [...]

[20.05.2006] Bei Blackfilm.com gibt es Interviews mit Ben Foster, Anna Paquin und Shawn Ashmore... Und bei md-press gibt es eine Kritik zu "X3"...
[...] Der Abschluss der 'X-Men'-Saga ist eigentlich nicht schlecht, doch nach den tollen Vorgängern unter der Regie von Bryan Singer hat man einfach mehr erwartet. Denn ein Film wie dieser hätte eindeutig mehr Epik verdient. Nichtsdestotrotz sind die Darsteller klasse, die Effekte makellos und vor allem die Thematik der Geschichte um ein Heilmittel für Mutanten top. Schade, dass es nicht für ein perfektes Serienende gereicht hat.

[19.05.2006] Unter TheDangerRoom.net veranstaltet 20th Century Fox International die grösste digitale Kino-Berichterstattung, die die Welt je gesehen hat: Dieser bahnbrechende Event bringt die ganze Aufregung und Begeisterung, die die Premiere des Films mit sich bringt, ins Internet: direkt live vom Cannes Film Festival vom 19. bis 22. Mai 2006 - das sind vier Tage durchgehende Online-Berichterstattung...

[17.05.2006] "Der Sebastian" schrieb uns, dass IESB 18 Clips aus "X3" präsentiert... Vorsicht SPOILER !!! Ausserdem gibt es bei IESB die Featurette "A Look At 'The Cure'"...

[15.05.2006] Bei Blackfilm.com gibt es ein Interview mit Aaron Stanford und Dania Ramirez... CS! weiss mehr über "Wolverine"...
[...] Jackman is already hard at work helping to develop the Wolverine prequel, currently being written by David Benioff (Troy). While doing an interview to talk about X-Men: The Last Stand, Jackman told ComingSoon.net that he had been reading a lot of Logan's back story in the comics in preparation for the prequel, as well as updating on its progress.
"We have two drafts and David is going to do another draft, and then we'll find our director," he said. "I'm not going to make a decision until I have the script right, but I'll definitely look at Brett [Ratner]. I don't want Wolverine to appear to be 'X-Men 4' in disguise; I don't want to make it stylistically the same. I want to do something different. That's my idea. Until we have the script, I don't really know who's right, but there's been a lot of interest from a lot of really amazing directors, so I'm really excited." [...]


[14.05.2006] Bei Blackfilm.com gibt es ein Interview mit Halle Berry...

[13.05.2006] Bei AICN gibt es eine weitere Kritik zu "X3"...
[...] The film isn't terrible, but it's mediocre, and when you compare it to the first two, that becomes infuriating. [...]

[12.05.2006] Bei Dell.com gibt es eine 7-minütige "X3"-Vorschau / Sneak Peak (Benötigt Windows Media Player) !!! Bei SHH! gibt es ein exklusives Szenenbild... SPOILER !!! Bei AICN gibt es eine weitere Kritik zu "X3"...
[...] the film does have its moments. The first big pivotal scene where we see what Phoenix can do is breathtaking and you really get the struggle within Beast when he meets Leech and is confronted with the possibility of not being big and blue. It's just a shame about all the bits in-between.
One last thing, stay til after the final credits. [...]


[11.05.2006] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu "X3"... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
[...] All I can say they got it right. If the last one was subtitled "X:Men: United," the subtitle of this one should be: "X-Men Kick the Holy Crap Out of Each Other for 2 Hours." This isn’t your mama’s X-men. This is full on WAR. The body count is f*ing amazing. Even Xavier finally gets into the action after being unconscious on a slab for most of the previous two movies. I don’t want to ruin the ending, but [...]

[03.05.2006] Das deutsche Filmplakat ist zwischenzeitlich verfügbar...

[30.04.2006] Ein Ausschnitt aus "X3" ist online: "Wolverine vs. Sentinel"-Clip !!!

[25.04.2006] Unter XMen3-DerFilm.de ist die deutsche Version der offiziellen Website zum 3. Teil verfügbar, die neben zahlreichen Gimmicks auch den deutschsprachigen "X-Men 3" Trailer bietet...

[24.04.2006] "Der Sebastian" hat uns darauf hingewiesen, dass unter X-MenTheLastStand.com die offizielle Website zum 3. Teil ihre Pforten weiter geöffnet hat...

[19.04.2006] Unter X-MenGame.com ist die offizielle Website zur Videospielumsetzung "X-Men 3: The Official Game" für PC, Handhelds und Konsolen gestartet...

[18.04.2006] Bei Blackfilm.com gibt es ein Interview mit Bill Duke aka General Trask...

[15.04.2006] Bei MSN gibt es ein "Behind the Scenes"-Video von den "X3"-Dreharbeiten in Vancouver... About.com sprach mit Ellen Page aka Kitty Pryde... Und bei CinEmpire.com gibt es ein paar sehenswerte Action-Bilder...

[12.04.2006] Bei BrettRatner.com gibt es ein paar "X3" TV-Spots...

[12.04.2006] Bei SHH! gibt es ein exklusives "X3-Szenenbild... SPOILER !!! Und CS! meldet...
[...] you probably already know the name Zak Penn from his involvement with X2: X-Men United and the Elektra spin-off movie. You also probably already know that he wrote the screenplay for the upcoming X-Men: The Last Stand with Simon Kinberg. In between the two movies, he worked with long-time "X-Men" scribe Chris Claremont on Activision's video game X-Men: The Official Game, and word came out recently that Penn might stay involved with the movie mutants after the completion of the main trilogy.
"Actually, I am contracted to write and direct one of the spin-offs" [..] "One of the things about Hollywood is that it doesn't mean it's necessarily going to happen, but part of my deal was that I would get to direct one of the spin-offs. It's not going to be 'Wolverine' or the 'Magneto' one that they've announced. It's going to be one that I'm theoretically supposed to write. I just have to find the time to write it."
Early rumors have mentioned that it might be a movie focusing on the next generation of mutants ala "The New Mutants," so we asked the writer whether he would be able to choose the character(s) he got to focus on for such a spin-off. "You never get a choice of anything, truthfully, because it's all about actor availabilities and about Marvel and everyone else," he told us. "The goal in the spin-off that I would do would be to use some of the preexisting characters, depending on actor availability, but ideally, to introduce the characters from the comic book world that haven't gotten their fair shot on screen. That's what I would shoot for. Every movie involves 50 other people's decisions, other than the writers, so it's always a battle."
In the meantime, you can hear Zak's words in X-Men: The Last Stand, opening on May 26, and Activision's X-Men: The Official Game, which comes out on May 16. [...]


[10.04.2006] CS! sprach mit der Produzentin ...
[...] As far as more "X-Men" films she said she hopes it happens. "Our original goal was to have like 'Star Wars', 'X-Men' 7, 8, 9 and 10 because there are certainly enough comics out there. And of course to have spin-offs. It would be nice as we incorporated new characters into each movie if they could continue to move on."
Speaking of spin-offs, Donner did confirm Wolverine is in the works and wouldn't say if a director is attached yet or if other characters from "X-Men" would appear in the film. [...]


[07.04.2006] Bei TcH gibt es neues "X3"-Material, u.a. den MP3-Track "Rising Empire" und neue TV-Spots...

[29.03.2006] Bei TcH gibt es ein sehenswertes Video zu "X-Men 3: The official Game" !!! Und wer schon jetzt wissen will, wie Juggernaut zu Magnetos Team stösst, kann bei IGNFF vorbeischauen...

[26.03.2006] SHH! sprach mit Ellen Page über ihre Rolle als Kitty Pryde...

[21.03.2006] Laut einem IESB-Interview, meinte Tom Rothman von Fox, dass "Wolverine" ein Prequel sein wird... IESB sprach auch mit Brett Ratner, u.a. über "X-Men 3" und die Spin-Offs...
Q: [...] How long of a cut are we expecting?
BR:
I don't want to say because I am not completely done with it, you know, fans are gonna be happy. It will not be slow and it will not be fast, you will walk out of that theater satisfied. It's fucking eye candy watching this movie. I mean you see the scope of it but also the emotion. You are going to feel spent at the end of this movie like you've been through an emotional rollercoaster ride.
Q: Tom Rothman in the past and now Hugh Jackman tonight said that this is truly the last of the X-Men trilogy. The Wolverine story or the Magneto story, if they come back and say we want you to direct Wolverine, you've put a lot of work and effort into The Last Stand, would you come back?
BR:
Oh yeah, I love it, Hugh is one of the greatest actors in the world to work with and, hmm, like I said it's a dream, I mean it surreal for me because being a kid I grew up not reading X-Men comics but I was in love with the cartoon, the cartoon was like the coolest thing ever. All day long, how could I turn it down. [...]


[20.03.2006] Quint von AICN widmet sich einem Gerücht, laut dem Brett Ratner auch Regie beim Spin-Off "Wolverine" führen soll...

[18.03.2006] TheCrazyHunters.de haben den ersten Trailer zum "X-Men 3" Videospiel im Download-Sortiment !!!

[11.03.2006] Bei TcH gibt es den finalen X3-Trailer für die Sony PSP, sowie zahlreiche Trailer-Screenshots !!!

[10.03.2006] Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Aaron Stanford, der über seine in "X3" erweiterte Rolle als Pyro sprach...

[10.03.2006] Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Aaron Stanford, der über seine in "X3" erweiterte Rolle als Pyro sprach...

[08.03.2006] Bei WorthPlaying.com gibt es Screenshots vom kommenden "X-Men 3" Videospiel...

[07.03.2006] Der finale "X-Men 3" Trailer ist online !!!

[25.02.2006] Bei DH gibt es Interviews mit den Stars und dem Regisseur...

[23.02.2006] Bei CS! gibt es einen umfangreichen "X3"-Setbericht...

[21.02.2006] Bei Empire Online gibt es diverse Magazin-Cover mit den X3-Helden...

[17.02.2006] MTV.com meldet...
Leaked images from the set of "X3" have been swirling around the Internet with the intensity of one of Storm's tornados, building a torrent of discontent from die-hard "X" fans repelled by the less-than-impressive appearance of beloved characters like Beast, Juggernaut and Colossus.
And while the man responsible, director Brett Ratner, is quick to defend his vision, all the noise being made is also furthering his desire to really go out with a bang.
"Well, it seems to be the last of the series," Ratner said of the eyebrow-raising title for the third film, "X-Men: The Last Stand," due May 26. "We wanted to make sure the audiences knew that this was a trilogy. Even though they weren't made together like 'Lord of the Rings,' this is really closure for the X-Men series. ... This is the last stand for sure."
A spokesperson for "X-Men" studio 20th Century Fox confirmed that "X3" will be the final film for the mutant team, a revelation that is likely to only increase the level of fan frustration over "The Last Stand."
It's no secret that the "Rush Hour" helmer has been under fire ever since he slipped into the director's chair vacated by Bryan Singer [...], who powered the first two films to financial success and an outpouring of geek glee. Web sites devoted to the series have been tearing down Ratner ever since, painting him as the man who will undoubtedly bring the franchise down, making the icy reception of the leaked photos a surprise to no one.
"Those photos were [taken] before I even started shooting," Ratner explained. "They were done in the testing process, so those photos are very, very old."
"I think whenever you're on the Internet and you have nothing to do and you're a fan, you become very anxious to get the information, but you have to consider the source," he continued, saying that such leaks undermine his efforts. "If it's sent out by [the studio], then you know it's official, but if it's put up on the Internet by someone who stole something illegally, then I think you should first consider what you're looking at."
The director insists the final version of the characters will stay truer to the classic comics and will vary greatly from the highly criticized images.
"If you take any beautiful woman and put her in bad lighting, she's not gonna look good," Ratner said, insisting that the leaked images have had the same effect on his costumes. "It's not the look of the movie and it's not even close to what we went for, and I'm hoping when the fans see the final result, they're gonna love it." [...]


[11.02.2006] Bei CS! gibt es mehrere Poster der X3-Charaktere und Harry von AICN macht sich darüber lustig... Noch mal, weil es so schön war: Harry von AICN lästert im grossen Stil über X3... ;-)

[08.02.2006] Bei TcH gibt es den X3-Trailer für die Sony PSP !!!

[27.01.2006] TrekWeb.com hat kürzlich den Covertext des "X3"-Romans veröffentlicht...
[...] "The X-Men, mutant heroes sworn to defend a world that hates and fears them, are back! This time, with the help of new recruits The Beast and Angel, they must face evolution itself in the form of their former teammate, Jean Grey! Possessed with the cosmic power of the Dark Phoenix, the resurrected Jean Grey has become a danger to herself, her mutant comrades, and the entire planet! To stave off this imminent threat to humanity, a potential cure is discovered and processed to treat -- and ultimately eliminate -- genetic mutations, once and for all! Now, as the battle lines are drawn, the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, must contend with both Jean Grey's world-consuming powers, as well as the malevolent Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto!" [...]

[27.01.2006] IESB sprach mit Tom Rothman von Fox, u.a. über das "X-Men" Franchise...
Q: What's this X-Men 3 movie review that has come out?
TR:
It's nonsense, okay, it's a complete and utter fabrication. It's absurd, first of all, knowing what was shot it's completely made up. You could stop somebody here and they could make something up that has more truth to it than that. But, the movie just finished shooting 3 or 4 weeks ago so there is no cut of the movie yet. So, somebody made it up and I guess that's the good and the bad about the internet people can say whatever they want to say, it doesn't have to be the truth.
Q: Obviously you have seen dailies, we can't talk about specifics. You're excited?
TR:
I'm thrilled. I mean I am over the moon about it because I think it's what we always hoped for which is, it is, the most emotional...it's intense, I'll tell you, it's intense, I mean it's a real...it's the intense climax of the journey of those characters through the first two movies to this. It's very emotional, and it's serious, there's a lot of fun to it but it's very, way, way more emotional and in that regard it's bigger obviously in terms of scope and effects, it's bigger than the first two combined. But, it's bigger in terms of the importance of the idea. The cure story which everybody knows is accurate, that's one thing that's been reported that is accurate. It's a very relevant allegory for today. If you could change who you were would you? If you could change to fit in would you? If I could change a few things about myself, if I could suddenly become handsome and good looking would I? I don't know. So, it's um...we are really over the moon about it obviously.
Q: How did Brett [Ratner] hold up? I am assuming the pressure on a director like that must be intense.
TR:
It is but he did a great job, that's one of the things...very experienced and he's a very experienced big movie director. The other thing about Brett is he's been in this circumstance before. When he did Hannibal, he was coming into a series, into a franchise so he's very experienced in inhabitting a world and moving that world forward. The other thing is the size, the enormity of it, just from a technical point of view, he's an experienced director he's done a lot of big films so he held up extrememly well. The interesting thing about Brett was, it was always, for him, about the emotion and about the performance and about the reality of the characters. So, look it's...whether I like it or not I am going to stand in judgement on it but I am proud to do it, the movie's got something to say.
Q: Vinnie Jones on some British TV show said X-Men 4, X-Men 5, could we say yes or no is that true? We are going to see more of the X-Men world?
TR:
You'll see more of the X-Men world. You know, we're developing a Wolverine movie right now, we're developing a Magneto picture. What I will say is, I'm gonna give an Alan Greenspan type answer but it's the truth which is, which I am sure will parse endlessly, this movie which I can tell you now the official title, if you like you can break that story, is X-Men: The Last Stand, it's is the conclusion of this trilogy. These three movies work as a trilogy. These characters in this relationship, it's the culminaton of that saga. It's the culmination and the resolution of those relationships laid out in the first two movies. That doesn't mean never, I would ever say never again but I will say that this brings that saga to an end. It's quite the way the last Lord of the Rings, Return of the King, brought that trilogy to a conclusion in terms of those characters, that's what this movie does. It goes all the way back to the first one and rounds off and completes that three part story. [...]


[24.01.2006] Bei AICN gibt es zwei neue Bilder: Juggernaut & Colossus mit Rogue...

[22.01.2006] Bei Miss Lady Venus gibt es eine ausführliche Kritik zu X3...
[...] I went in not expecting much and while I still think Angel, Mystique, Magneto & Colossus save the film from being a complete joke, yet I know others may walk away completely disappointed. Don't get me wrong, it's not a COMPLETE disaster but this is supposed to be the last of the trilogy and should be more epic. You get no sense of epicness from this film at all. [...]

[21.01.2006] AICN meldet...
[...] Just watching an interview with soccer hard man turned actor Vinny Jones on a morning show called GMTV. Vinny was at a charity poker tournament, where 1 of the items under auction was his chair from the set of xmen 3. When asked about the film he said he had go through 4 hours of makeup every morning to get ready for the role of juggernaut, which included the boots. He also said that he had some good 1 liners in the movie, & that his character, although he didnt have much screen time, played an important role in the film.
Move importantly he revealed that he has signed for Xmen 4 & 5 [...]


[15.01.2006] Bei SHH! gibt es interessante Infos von Vinnie Jones aka Juggernaut...
[...] He said that his character was new and that there was "a lot of noise about it." He said that several of the scenes in the trailer, particularly the forest scenes, were filmed just before it was released.
He was asked about his superpowers in the movie and he said about Juggernaut that "when he gets going, he's just invicible...he runs through walls, smashes everything in sight...he gets asked to join Ian McKellen's (Magneto) band of warriors to take on the X-Men."
The host of the show said that it must be an actor's dream to play somebody invincible and then quickly asked could we see him going on to do more sequels. Vinnie Jones replied "I've signed for X-Men 3, 4 and 5...that's my contract...yes.".
He also discussed briefly that he was onboard X-3 when Matthew Vaughn was director. [...]


[11.01.2006] Bei TcH gibt es neue X3-Bilder... Und DH berichtet über X4...
When asked if she would be returning to another X-Men film or The Punisher sequel, Rebecca Romjin quickly responded that she signed on for three films and she was done for now and that she would not be returning to the Punisher.

[08.01.2006] Bei Sideshowtoy.com gibt es Bilder der X3-Sammlerfiguren: Beast und Juggernaut !!!

[07.01.2006] Entertainment Weekly sprach mit Hugh Jackman, u.a. über "X-Men 3" und "Wolverine"...
[...] There's a lot of things we really tried to get in 1 and 2 which -- I don't mean to be blunt -- were just real expensive and we couldn't get them in until 1 and 2 were so successful. So there's some sequences there that the fans -- if you go to that midnight screening on the first night, they'll just be going ballistic. There's some specific choreography, famous fighting moves, that we use in this movie that we haven't been able to do before. [...]

[04.01.2006] Bei HNR gibt es Bilder... Und bei Comics Continuum gibt es ein Interview mit Halle Berry...

[03.01.2006] TrekWeb.com meldet...
The latest issue of DreamWatch magazine, just out in the UK, features an exclusive interview with STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION star Patrick Stewart [...]
Asked about his return to the role of Professor Charles Xavier in the upcoming X-MEN 3 movie, he said "X-MEN 3 went through a certain amount of pre-production drama before the cameras rolled - Bryan Singer withdrew from the project and then after some time Mathew Vaughan came onboard... Then Mathew also withdrew from the project, by which time it was almost too late. You can imagine, on a film like this, it requires a lot of preparation... Then Brett Ratner became the helmer and in every possible way hit the ground running with this project. I do know that everybody was working 48 hours ahead of what was being prepped. The pressure on them was enormous, so much so that the last 10 days that I was shooting - in fact a scene with myself and Sir Ian McKellen - we were shooting in the studio but from six o'clock in the evening until six o'clock in the morning."
With regard to the script for the third X -MEN movie, he feels that fans of the movie series will not be disappointed. "The script, I believe, is the best script of the three." he said "It's very intense, it's very emotional, it's very personal about the individuals that we've already got to know in the first two movies. It has some astonishing set-piece sequences. It has a number of quite significant deaths. [From] what I've seen so far, I think, it's likely to be extraordinary. Some absolutely outstanding work is happening in Vancouver - including from some of the new people who've come onboard ranging from Kelsey Grammer to Vinnie Jones, who are now part of the X-MEN family, If anyone saw Brett's RED DRAGON, which I thought was an outstanding film, I don't think they have any reason to be nervous."



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