We have repeatedly mentioned how it looks like Brett Ratner is trying to get every mutant possible for X-Men 3. Though this sounds like great news, what is the rush in mutants? Is this the first indicator that X3 is the last film of the once-strong franchise to grace us with its presence?
As of right now it is very hard to tell. I guess the final indicator will be based on the success of the film at the box office. But for now we are told that the actress Mei Melancon will play the role of evil mutant Psylocke.
Melancon is Psylocke
According to a report from THR, Mei Melancon is the latest addition to the X3 cast as the evil mutant Psylocke.
20th Century Fox and Marvel Entertainment have added another lethal component to "X-Men 3." Mei Melancon has joined the cast of the comic book-inspired sequel as the evil mutant assassin Psylocke. Melancon, who appeared in Brett Ratner's "Rush Hour 2," is reteaming with the helmer for the third installment of the superhero franchise. Word began leaking last week from the Vancouver set that the latest "X-Men" installment would introduce the character Psylocke, who has had several incarnations in the Marvel comic book series and is best known for her fighting and telepathic skills as well as an ability to transport herself and others through shadows. In the film, she will fight against the X-Men as a member of Magneto's (Ian McKellen) Brotherhood of Mutants.
Though I do admit to be more than a little suspicious on the progress of X-Men 3 when hearing about cast additions after the release of the teaser trailer, at least the new addition is a hottie; right fellas?
For the entire report on the new X-Men 3 cast member, head over to thehollywoodreporter.
X-Men 3 comes to theatres on May 26, 2006.
For the teaser trailer, movie stills, more casting updates and movie info, go to the X-Men 3 Movie Page.
Stay tuned for updates.