By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox
And I thought the loss of Nightcrawler was bad.
Let me begin by stating how upset I am with 20th
Century Fox and their decision to have X-Men
3 be the last film in the X-Men series; therefore
completing your standard trilogy. It seems to me that 20th Century Fox would
rather let the film aspect of the franchise die rather than further deal
with all the complications that have been occurring since the loss of Bryan
Singer to Warner Bros' Superman
Returns. 20th Century Fox has a franchise with endless
possibilities and remnant visions of greatness, but they are still willing
to throw that away. I know it is likely that there will be spin-offs, but
it is hard to find comic book films at the caliber of X-Men 2: X-Men
United; that was a great film!
Halle Berry Confirms End of X-Men
The only way I am accepting that this is the last
X-Men film is if all the characters achieve the powers that they carry in
the comic books / cartoon and if the film runtime is over four hours in
length. X-Men 3 is supposed to put some conclusion on the series while running
through the Phoenix Saga. How is this possible considering the Phoenix Saga
is a fairly large story on its own? When I first heard rumors that this
was the last X-Men film I didn't want to believe it, but this re-post [SHH]
of what Halle Berry had to say on the film was a taste of bitter reality:
But lets not stop there. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT got
the longest quote from her about X3! They caught up with her at the same
event, and Berry tried to give info, without revealing much. "It [X3]
is in production. Storm's going to fly...I hope! There's going to be lots
of...there's going to be some new X-Men characters from the comic book series
that you haven't seen before. And it is the end, so prepare for some big,
you know...ending, if you will...to occur.
SuperHeroHype also has a few other statements from
Halle Berry on X-Men 3 posted HERE.
X-Men 3 has a wide theatrical release set for May 5th, 2006.