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Ratner Answers X3 Questions

Published March 30, 2006 in Movie Interviews
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox
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Now that X-Men 3: The Last Stand is about to hit that one-month-to-go mark I guess we should start expecting tons of updates from 20th Century Fox along with the entire cast.

Director Brett Ratner has been speaking a bit more often lately and he recently took the time to answer questions directly from the fans.

What did they ask and what did he say?

Ratner Talks X-Men

When the fans were given the task of asking questions for Ratner they definitely delivered. Some of the questions are so deep that they require the director to admit some details from the film.

Question 2: So this is the final act for many of the mutant characters we've come to know and love since 2000's X-MEN. In your opinion, how have each of the characters evolved since the first film? Take us through a run-down of the characters you want to discuss, if possible. (Asked by: Anthony)

A: For me, these movies begin and end with character. All the characters evolve over the span of the trilogy, so I'll just pick a few to focus on. Wolverine probably has the biggest arc from first to last movie. He goes from being a loner to being a leader, and he becomes more human in the process.

Rogue's struggle with her powers finally gets resolved in our film. Jean obviously transforms from the mild-mannered Dr. Grey of X1 to the Dark Phoenix of X3. In the first film, she is totally in control of herself and her powers. In X2, she starts to lose control. In X3, she finally snaps, spiraling out of control.

Storm's politics become more radical over the three films, and she becomes more a powerful leader. Likewise, Bobby really evolves, becoming more empowered and mature over the three films. Magneto, Xavier, Cyclops, and others also evolve, which you'll see for yourself.

I guess we should have figured Storm would have become more of a leader considering that it was Halle Berry who bitched about getting more screen time.

Check out the entire interview with Ratner over at XMenFilms.

X-Men 3 comes to theatres on May 26th.

For the trailers, movie stills, character pics, posters, synopsis and movie info, go to the X-Men 3 Movie Page.

Stay tuned for updates.

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