02 December 2005

X3: A Glimpse Of Disaster Incoming

Hey guys, it's Donnie...So Fox has given us the official word that the X3 teaser trailer will in fact be playing in front of King Kong in just a few short weeks. (Not that you really needed another reason to go, did you?) However, for the more impatient of us out here, Fox will be premiering the teaser over at Apple (in HD no less!) this coming Monday, December 5. Security has actually been surprisingly tight around the film since it went into production. We've gotten a few stills of Hugh Jackman and his stunt double as well as Shawn Ashmore and Ellen Paige standing around Xavier's School, but that's about it.

Fortunately, I have my own special sources. My inside man SK recently gave me the heads up that not only is the film a full MONTH behind schedule, but they are also on the THIRD director of photography. Good Lord man, will the tragedies with this movie never end? How is it that a movie like Poseidon, with an 80 some-odd day shooting schedule finished less than a day over schedule and yet X-Men seems to be collapsing at every turn? Oh, that's right, I forgot. Fox is intent on bashing this franchise into the ground. How silly of me.

Ratner and the folks at Fox are still racing to meet their Memorial Day 2006 release date, determined to beat Superman Returns (June 30, 2006) to the theaters. I will say this: aside from a few comments that it didn't show enough new footage (which I wholeheartedly disagree with), the recent Superman teaser has been pretty much universally regarded as fantastic. With all the early problems and the bad blood already out on the interweb and throughout much of fandom, Fox really needs this trailer to knock people's socks off, or else the negative word of mouth on X3 is just gonna get worse.

There's a written description of the teaser HERE if you're into that sort of thing. Personally, I'd rather just wait till Monday.


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