Mutant politician, played by Kelsey Grammar Celeste is the youngest of the Step ford Cuckoos, a group of clones of Emma Frost created by the Weapon Plus program.
Broke out of prison with Mystique, played by Eric Dane Phoebe is one of the Step ford Cuckoos, a group of clones of Emma Frost created by the Weapon Plus program.
She is currently enrolled at the New Charles Xavier School for Mutants. British beauty Elizabeth Braddock is a mutant, former fashion model, and Charter Pilot.
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Magneto, who still believes a war is coming, recruits a large team of mutants to take down Warren Worthington II and his “cure”. Might seem easy for the X-Men to stop, but Magneto has a big advantage, which Wolverine doesn't have.
Jean Grey has returned, and joined with Magneto. The Dark Phoenix has woken within her, which has the ability to destroy anything in her way, even if that “anything” is an X-Man.
Edit Goofs The two opening scenes are established as taking place 20 and 10 years ago. Then after the opening credits, the rest of the film is said to be taking place in the not too distant future.
Either from the then present day of 2006 (when the film was originally released) or the previously mentioned not too distant future. And I would expect you, of all people would understand my feelings about the misuse of power.
Eric Lesser : Ah, “power corrupts” and all that. Crazy Credits The X-Films' title sequences features a weapon used by the villain of each film, backed by the X-Men's Cerebra device.
The content selectable is the same regardless, but this aesthetic was not reused on the Blu-ray release. X-Men (Original Timeline) : Scott Summers / Cyclops, Promo Monroe / Storm, Dr. Hank McCoy / Beast, Marie D'An canto / Rogue, Bobby Drake / Iceman, Kitty Pride / Shadow cat, Peter Rasputin / Colossus.
In response to the news, the X-Men's adversary Magneto raises an army, warning his followers that the cure will be forcefully used to eradicate all mutant powers. Sensing trouble, Professor Charles Xavier sends Wolverine and Storm to investigate.
When they arrive, the two X-Men encounter telekinetically floating rocks, Cyclops' glasses, and an unconscious Jean. Xavier explains that when Jean sacrificed herself, she unleashed the powerful alternate personality she calls Phoenix “.
The two men vie for Jean's loyalty until the Phoenix resurfaces, unleashing her power. Following the loss of Xavier, the X-Men regroup and confront Magneto's army, which is attacking the pharmaceutical company.
During the fight, Beast injects Magneto with the cure, nullifying his mutant powers. Magneto, now an ordinary man, sits at a chessboard and reaches out toward a metal chess piece that trembles slightly, hinting that the cure may not be as permanent as thought.
Following the end credits, Dr. Moira MacTaggert checks on a comatose patient, P. Xavier, Charles' brother. Connor Windows, KEA Wong, Shauna Main, and Luke Pool appear as Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters students Jones, Jubilee / Jubilation Lee, Siren / Theresa Cassidy, and Flea, respectively.
Lloyd Adams, Making Melanin, Omaha MTA, Clayton Although, and Ken Lung portray OmegasLizard Man, Locke, Arc light, Glob Herman, and Kid Omega, respectively. He was joined by X2 screenwriters Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty, composer/editor John Ottoman, and cast member James Mars den.
Among the choices for replacements were Darren Aronofsky, Joss When, Rob Bowman, Alex Royal, and Zack Snyder. The film was originally scheduled for a May 5, 2006, release, but was pushed back to May 26 of the same year due to production delays.
However, HU's character was killed by Wolverine in the previous film and Alan Cumming was reportedly uncomfortable with the long hours he had to take with the Nightcrawler makeup. He did agree, however, to do voice work for the character for the video game based on the film.
James Mars den did appear in the film as Cyclops / Scott Summers, despite reported scheduling conflicts with Superman Returns. Halle Berry stated during interviews for X2 that she would not return as Storm in the third film unless the character had a significant presence comparable to the comic-book version.
Brett Rather also felt Storm required a larger role and there was little difficulty reaching an agreement. Filmmakers considered using the Beast character since the first X-Men movie, but budget constraints ruled him out; however, Steve Basic is identified as Hank McCoy when he appears on a television screen in a cameo role in X2.
The cure for mutant powers can be seen in Joss When's 2004 “Gifted” story arc in Astonishing X-Men. In the film, Locke has a red dagger tattooed above her left eye, and she is able to hide in shadows; this is a reference to a period during which Locke was connected to a substance called the Crimson Dawn “, which gives her powers beyond her innate mutant abilities of telepathy and telekinesis that manifests as a psionic knife/ Katina.
Brotherhood member Callisto is depicted with superhuman speed and the ability to sense mutants' power levels. The fastball special, in which Colossus throws Wolverine toward an opponent, appears in the film twice, the targets being Magneto and a Sentinel.
Kitty Pride's run through the pharmaceutical complex while being chased by the Juggernaut mirrors the character's similar fight against an alien in Uncanny X-Men #143. The novelization of the film, written by comic book writer Chris Claremont, was released on May 16, 2006.
In the novel, young Jean Grey discovers her powers after an accident that takes her best friend's life. Storm spares Callisto's life, which is more in line with Professor Xavier's views on violence.
Moira MacTaggert visits Magneto in the park, presumably offering an antidote to the cure, which he refuses because as the book says: “He couldn't go back. This suggests that in the novel Magneto turns over a new leaf before discovering a slight return of his powers.
The film is based on two X-Men comic book story arcs: writer Chris Claremont's and artist John Byrne's “Dark Phoenix Saga” in The Uncanny X-Men (1980), and writer Joss When's six-issue “Gifted” arc in Astonishing X-Men (2004). It begins with a scene from 20 years ago where Charles Xavier and Magneto (who were friends at that time) go to see Jean Grey.
Sensing trouble, Professor Charles Xavier sends Wolverine and Storm to investigate. When they arrive, the two X-Men encounter telekinetically floating rocks, Cyclops' glasses, and an unconscious Jean.
Xavier explains that when Jean sacrificed herself, she unleashed the powerful alternate personality she calls “Phoenix.” The two men vie for Jean's loyalty until the Phoenix resurfaces, unleashing her devastating power.
After the professor's demise, the X-Men regroup and confront Magneto's army, which is attacking the pharmaceutical company's laboratory on Alcatraz Island. Magneto, now an ordinary man, sits at a chessboard in a park and reaches out toward a metal chess piece.
Following the end credits, Dr. Moira MacTaggert checks on a comatose patient who greets her with Xavier's voice. The X-Men are a special ops team from the Xavier Institute, charged with protecting both humans and mutants and trying to prevent a war between the two.
Wolverine Hugh Jackman as Logan/ Wolverine : Logan can heal quickly, a talent which allowed the painful implantation of the near indestructible metal samarium coating on his bones and bone claws that emerge from each hand (three claws in each hand). Halle Berry stated during interviews for X2 that she would not return as Storm in the third film unless the character had a significant presence comparable to the comic-book version.
Brett Rather also felt Storm required a larger role and there was little difficulty reaching an agreement. Professor Charles XavierRogue Anna Pa quin as Marie/ Rogue : A beautiful teenage runaway mutant who has found a home at Xavier's school and love with Bobby Drake.
The Beast is covered in blue fur and has a genius level I.Q., and heightened strength and agility. Filmmakers considered using the Beast character since the first X-Men movie, but budget constraints ruled him out; however, Steve Basic is identified as a non-furred Hank McCoy when he appears on a television screen in a cameo role in X2.
Magneto wages war against humanity in the name of mutant superiority, a goal that often pits him against his old friend Charles Xavier. Rebecca Roman as Raven Darkroom/Mystique: Magneto's blue-skinned right-hand woman can shape shift to appear as anyone and can fight with incredible agility and strength.
Aaron Stanford as John Allardyce/Pro: Former Xavier Institute student Pro can manipulate fire but cannot create it. Dania Ramirez as Callisto: She possesses superhuman speed and can sense the power levels of mutants.
Omaha MTA as Philippa Sontag/Arc light: Arc light can generate seismic energies that cause shock waves and earth tremors. Ken Lung as Quill (incorrectly credited as Kid Omega): Has porcupine-like spikes which he can extend or retract at will.
Ma Melanin as Elisabeth Braddock/Locke: Locke is a ninja assassin that has the ability to teleport herself through shadows. The sergeant directing defensive preparations before the Brotherhood assaults Alcatraz Island is played by Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Erma, a former U.S. Marine Corps non-commissioned officer who became a military adviser for films and frequent military character actor.
X-Men co-creator Stan Lee and writer Chris Claremont have cameos in the film's opening scene as neighbors in Jean Grey's old neighborhood. Despite playing a key role in the secret ending and portrayed as having close personal ties to Professor Xavier, Moira MacTaggert, portrayed by Olivia Williams, was not listed in the official press notes' cast list and goes credited in the finished film.
Alan Cumming was reportedly uncomfortable with the long hours he had to take with the Nightcrawler makeup, but still planned to return for X-Men : The Washstand. The part for Nightcrawler was so minimal, however, that the studio felt it was not worthwhile to go through the long and costly makeup process, and the character was cut.
Though Singer, Harris and Dougherty had yet to complete a script, the director has revealed that at the time of his departure they had partially completed a story treatment for the film which would have focused exclusively on Jean Grey's resurrection with the new villain Emma Frost, a role intended for Sigourney Weaver. Simon Kin berg was hired as writer soon after Singer's departure, and speculation arose to Joss When directing the film.
Patrick Stewart and Ian McAllen were made to look 20 years younger through “digital skin grafting”. Senior actors Patrick Stewart and Ian McAllen had their faces completely “damaged” by complex key framing, in which no CGI elements were used.
Angel's wings were initially too heavy for Ben Foster, and were remade from foam. Despite his fear of heights, Foster performed a single second unit stunt where he escapes Worthington's facility.
“ However, the film suffered a significant drop of 66.9% in its second weekend, when its box office take fell to $34.0 million. Ebert & Roper gave the film two thumbs up, with Ebert stating “I liked the action, I liked the absurdity, I liked the incongruous use and misuse of mutant powers, and I especially liked the way it introduces all of those political issues and lets them fight it out with the special effects.
Justin Chang from Variety said the film is “a wham-bam sequel noticeably lacking in the pop gravitas, moody atmospherics and emotional weight that made the first two Marvel comic book adaptations so routinely successful. “ Frank Love of Film Journal International said, “A risk-taking script with genuine consequences elevates this ... above the lackluster direction of Brett Rather, whose competent mechanics move the story efficiently but with very little soul.
“ Lawrence Woman of The Charlotte Observer, said, “Director Brett Rather can't make chicken à la king out of chicken droppings, and that's what writers Simon Kin berg (XXX: State of the Union and Mr. & Mrs. Smith) and Oak Penn (Electra) supply. The motorcycle ridden by the character of Cyclops (comics) played by James Mars den in X-Men : The Last Stand is a Harley-Davidson VRS CA “V-Rod”, which has won numerous accolades for design and performance.
Some saw it as a playfully humorous reference to a popular internet meme, while others criticized it as superfluous and infantile, claiming it lowered the quality of the movie as a whole. The same line was spoken in the movie by Shadow cat, after using her ability to walk through walls and trick Juggernaut into running headlong into one.
According to a DVD commentary, the sequence in which Juggernaut chases Kitty Pride was inspired by the Levi's “Odyssey” TV advertisement campaign. “ Earlier, in a February 14, 2006, interview, Rather said, “We wanted to make sure the audiences knew that this was a trilogy.
In the same interview, a 20th Century Fox spokesperson confirmed The Washstand is the final foreseeable installment for the X-Men team, but there are possibilities for X-Men 4. Brett Rather has stated he would like to return for a sequel, but probably not before finishing work on Rush Hour 3.
Executive producer AVI Arab stated in an interview that Marvel would take its time to decide what to do with future X-Men films, but is focusing on the spin-offs. Other possible movies based on the characters of Mystique and Emma Frost are also being developed.
Three Kings director David O. Russell was contacted about creating a story for the character. In an early November 2006 interview, Bryan Singer, the director who started the franchise, confirmed that two more direct sequels are in development, and though he had been approached to direct one or both of the films, he would not be able to do so until after completing production on a sequel to Superman Returns.
Actor Hugh Jackman confirmed that Singer was also the first choice to direct, barring any major scheduling conflicts with the Superman sequel. The comic story was later reconned, however, recasting the Phoenix as a fiery, Phoenix-like alien entity and force of nature that bonds with Jean.
The “cure” for mutant powers, its creator Kavita Ran and the ethical problems associated with it appear in comic book form in Joss When's 2004 “Gifted” story arc in Astonishing X-Men. A 1993 episode of the X-Men animated series entitled “The Cure”, written by Mark Edward Edens, features a similar story, which resembles that of the movie more closely than “Gifted” in some respects, particularly regarding its use of Rogue and Warren Worthington.
The mutants Siren, Jubilee and the Step ford Cuckoos have cameo roles in the film and are correctly portrayed as students at the school. For instance, many of the Brotherhood shown in the film, including Spike, Phat, Locke and Multiple Man, are not villains in the comics.
The mutant Arc light is depicted more faithfully as a super villain, but her power to create shock waves is more focused. The filmmakers chose to use the name Kid Omega for a mutant similar to the comics' Quill.
Locke has a red dagger tattooed above her left eye, and she is able to hide in shadows; this is a reference to a period during which Locke was connected to a substance called the “Crimson Dawn”, which gives her powers beyond her innate mutant abilities of telepathy and, later, telekinesis that manifests as a psionic knife / Katina. Brotherhood member Callisto is depicted with superhuman speed and the ability to sense mutants' power levels.
Her ability to sense other mutants' powers was based on the comic book character Caliban. A severed Sentinel head from the Danger Room simulation. Familiar details from the X-Men mythos permeate the film.
The fastball special, in which Colossus throws Wolverine toward an opponent, appears in the film twice, the targets being Magneto and a Sentinel. Kitty Pride's run through the pharmaceutical complex while being chased by the Juggernaut mirrors the character's similar flight from a demon in Uncanny X-Men #143.
During the post-credits scene, the mind of Professor X is shown to be inhabiting the body of a formerly brain-dead patient under the care of Moira MacTaggert. However, according to the film's creators, there is at least some precedent for the idea since Professor X in the comics had a twin sister, Cassandra Nova, whom Xavier also excised in the womb.
The novelization of the film, written by comic book writer Chris Claremont, was released on May 16, 2006. In the novel, young Jean Grey discovers her powers after an accident that takes her best friend's life.
Moira MacTaggert visits Magneto in the park, presumably offering an antidote to the “cure”, which he refuses because as the book says: “He couldn't go back. This suggests that in the novel Magneto turns over a new leaf before discovering a slight return of his powers.
In the end of the novel Wolverine is in the basement of the Institute training the new X-Men, which includes Gambit, Sage, Danielle Moon star and Cannonball, with Storm observing. After handing out the orders to Iceman and Beast, he turns to Storm calling her 'RO, and places “surprising gentle fingers on her cheek, thumb stroking an invisible piece of grit from under her eye.
The gesture was so light and tender, that she barely felt it; yet sent a surge of electricity the size of her spine to the core of her being.” The scene where Pro destroys a 'cure' facility is expanded; due to the panic and confusion from the explosion, the local police are called in to remain a sense of order.
Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Alan Cumming, Eric Dane, Shawn Ashore and Tyler Mane reprise their film roles in this game.