30 June 2005

A Fistful Of Mutants

Hey guys, it's Donnie...more X3 tidbits came raining down from on high today.

First, it's been confirmed that Maggie Grace is in fact out as Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat. She has yet to be relpaced, but according to genius writer and television mastermind Joss Whedon, Summer Glau, the girl who plays young River Tam in Whedon's upcoming Serenity recently read for the part and "got into a very intense groove", which isn't surprising considering that she was reading sides written by Whedon himself. Glau, particularly her character of River Tam, was a total "love it or hate it" aspect of Firefly. I enjoyed her storyline and how minimalistic all her character work was, whereas my old roommate hated her and would yell at the TV everytime she walked onscreen. I'm not to familiar with the character of Shadowcat, but I'd be willing to give her a shot.

Angel, his father Warren Worthington, and Gambit (who is, sadly enough, reported to be a minor role) have yet to be cast, although Mike Vogel of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Grind fame was apparantly in serious consideration for Angel until he decided he'd rather be Emmy Rossum's boyfriend in Wolfgang Peterson's The Posiedon Adventure, and really, who could blame him? Emmy Rossum is stunningly gorgeous and Brett Ratner is a turd.

Also, there's a rumor floating about that Fox is going to run an X3 teaser in front of the upcoming Fantastic Four, which is just stupid. They haven't started filming yet, they have nothing to show, and any teaser is gonna be like that Terminator 3 teaser where the Warner Brothers sheild melted into liquid metal and then turned into the giant capital T. What a waste. There's really no reason to put an X3 teaser out now other than to beat Superman Returns to the punch. (For the record, Superman Returns hits theaters one year from today.) I also think it's a bit of karmic foreshadowing that Fox is gonna rush to put a teaser in front of another major comic property that will probably fall flat on it's face.

So, for the love of all that is holy, is there any good X3 news? Well, word is that Daniel Cudmore will be returning to show us more Colossus, which is probably the most exciting news I've heard about this movie since Matthew Vaughn left production.

The shit continues to hit the fan my friends...


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