Start getting excited about some more X-Men movie action!
Publisher: 20th Century Fox
Tue, 4 April 2006
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Buttonhole loves movies. Buttonhole loves comics. Buttonhole loves movies based on comics! X-Men and X-Men 2 are easily two of the biggest and best of the comic based movies. We'll be working with our fine friends at 20th Century Fox to bring you coverage of the upcomming third installment in the franchise, starting with the official information regarding the film's plot and other details that I have included right here, for your viewing pleasure. As well as that, you can click the link at the bottom of this article and watch the latest X-Men 3 preview footage. So, sharpen your claws and get to reading, my fellow X-Men fans. Mutants unite!
In X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, the climax of the "X-Men" motion picture trilogy, a "cure" for mutancy threatens to alter the course of history. For the first time, mutants have a choice: retain their uniqueness, though it isolates and alienates them, or give up their powers and become human. The opposing viewpoints of mutant leaders Charles Xavier, who preaches tolerance, and Magneto, who believes in the survival of the fittest, are put to the ultimate test - triggering the war to end all wars.
Within the framework of an epic, action-packed story, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND raises issues with strong contemporary relevance: Is conformity an antidote to prejudice? Is it cowardice to give up individuality to fit in and avoid persecution? Do ends justify means? Is great power a blessing or a curse?
X-MEN: THE LAST STAND reunites all the stars of the first two X-Men films: Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Halle Berry as Storm, Ian McKellen as Magneto, Patrick Stewart as Xavier, Famke Janssen as Jean Grey, Anna Paquin as Rogue , Rebecca Romijn as Mystique, James Marsden as Cyclops and Shawn Ashmore as Iceman. Reprising their X2 roles are Aaron Stanford as Pyro and Daniel Cudmore as Colossus.
Kelsey Grammer joins the X-MEN: THE LAST STAND cast as Dr. Henry McCoy, also known as Beast. McCoy is a highly intelligent geneticist, a mutant endowed with superhuman agility and physical prowess. As the subject of one of his own experiments, McCoy mutated further, growing blue, bestial fur.
Vinnie Jones plays the unstoppable strongman Juggernaut, and Ellen Page portrays Kitty Pride, also known as Shadowcat, a young woman possessing the ability to pass through solid matter by "phasing." Ben Foster plays Warren Worthington III, or Angel, whose bird-like wings endow him with the gift of flight. Michael Murphy is Warren Worthington, Sr., Angel's father, whose distress over his son's mutant powers leads him to spearhead the "cure."
Also joining the cast are Dania Ramirez as Callisto, whose highly attuned senses allow her to locate and assess the power of other mutants; Eric Dane as Multiple Man, who can create exact physical replicas of himself; Cameron Bright as the power dampener Leech; Olivia Williams as Dr. Moira McTaggert, one of the world's leading authorities on genetic mutation and Xavier's longtime colleague and confidante; and Shohreh Aghdashloo as geneticist Dr.Kavita Rao.
Brett Ratner, who established a motion picture franchise with "Rush Hour," and expanded the "Silence of the Lambs" franchise with "Red Dragon," directs X-MEN: THE LAST STAND.
The producers are Lauren Shuler Donner and Ralph Winter, who also produced the first two X-Men films. Avi Arad and comics legend and X-Men co-creator Stan Lee are executive producers. The screenplay is by Zak Penn & Simon Kinberg.
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