Movie Preview: X-Men 3

The X-Men 3 teaser trailer is available over at Apple’s movie trailer site and it looks, in a word, epic.

There’s at least one notable addition to the X-Men lineup: Kelsey Grammer as Hank “Beast” McCoy. Now, I’m pretty sure that a non-Grammer Hank McCoy is seen on a television talk show in one of the previous X-flicks, but I’ll have to double-check. At any rate, it looks like they may be pulling a Billy Dee Williams/Two-Face with Beast.

On the scarred side of the coin, you’ve got Vinnie Jones as Cain “Juggernaut” Marko. Vinnie Jones is certainly mean enough to play Juggernaut, but the costume they’ve got him in looks plain silly.

It looks as though we’ll see Emma Frost (AKA The White Queen), Omega Red and a couple of other nasty folks siding with Magneto. To balance things out, Piotr “Colossus” Rasputin appears to play a bigger role this time around, and Warren “Angel” Worthington is getting his wings. But whither goest Nightcrawler? The opening scene of X2: X-Men United featured Nightcrawler kicking all sorts of Secret Service ass, and was worth the price of admission all on its own. Alas, it looks as though Alan Cumming will not be reprising his role as everyone’s favorite fuzzy blue elf, even though his bestest of buddies, Kitty “Shadowcat” Pryde, seems to be stepping into the spotlight. I don’t think we’ll be seeing Lockheed this time around, though.

Excelsior!

3 thoughts on “Movie Preview: X-Men 3”

  1. But what about Gambit?

    Ah, mon cherie……

    EVERYONE’s favorite X-man!!!!

    Great, now I’ve gotta Google Gambit. It cannot be my favorite (yet), since I haven’t a clue who it is.

    UPDATE:
    AHA! It is either an opening move for white in chess, or someone who uses playing cards as an offensive weapon.

    I’m so sorry, but favorite X-man – NOT!.

    I’ll stick with Wolverine, thank you very much. It’s all about attitude.

  2. Gator said:

    But what about Gambit?

    Ah, mon cherie……

    EVERYONE’s favorite X-man!!!!

    I don’t have a problem with Remy Lebeau. You may recall that his name appeared on the computer Mystique (disguised as Lady Deathstrike) accessed in Stryer’s facility in X2: X-Men United. Franklin Richards, son of Susan Storm Richards (The Invisible Woman) and Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic), had his own folder on the same screen.

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