17 August 2005

X3 And The Never Ending Cast

Hey guys, it's Donnie... Seriously, could this cast get any freakin' bigger? I feel like every three days they announce another new character which will play some crucial part in the increasingly complex plot. Only two things are becoming more and more clear as production starts cranking its wheels: a) This movie is either going to be amazing or horrendous and b) if it does crash and burn it's gonna be the fault of the script and not the cast. From what I've been able to piece together of the script, it's either going to be epically fantastic or muddled and spread too thin.

Today we've learned of the addition of Shohreh Aghdashloo, the Oscar nominated actress who played wife to Sir Ben Kingsley in The House Of Sand And Fog. She joins the cast as Dr. Kavita Rao, a character created by Joss Whedon in his Astonishing X-Men series. Rao (aside from also being the name of the God of Krypton) is a geneticist who creates a serum called Hope which "cures" mutants and turns them into regular Joes, or Logans as the case may be. In the comics, this ruffled some feathers within the X-Men, specifically with Beast, a character we already know to be featured in X3. Why do I feel like this is gonna echo that crap plotline of The Thing in Fantastic Bore?

So let's recap. We've got the Pheonix, the Legacy virus, the Hope serum, the Morlocks, and no less than 6 major characters that have to be introduced from scratch. This thing's gonna be about 3 hours long. I really hope Ratner can pull it off because I don't wanna watch one of my favorite franchises self destruct...


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