Back in early December we had mentioned that the full title for X-Men 3 would most likely become X-Men 3: The Last Stand. The only evidence we had for this was the fact that 20th Century Fox was purchasing up domains with this title for some time (read here); with each domain being slightly different from the other.
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
Today we were alerted by two of our readers that 20th Century Fox has confirmed the title.
X-Men 3 Title and Synopsis
After searching the web for any type of confirmation on this report I came across thexverse, who had a confirmation direct from Fox.
A publicist for 20th Century Fox has confirmed to us that the rumored title for X-Men 3, "X-Men: The Last Stand", is currently being cleared for usage. The title also appeared in a review of 2006 films by USA Today, lending further support to the notion. Should everything be cleared within Fox, the film will officially be known as X-Men: The Last Stand.
The title sounds pretty good, even though it does sound a little similar to 'The Last Film.'
Besides the updated title,
TrekWeb.com has posted the synopsis for the novelization of X-Men: The Last Stand. Warning- Spoilers below:
The X-Men, mutant heroes sworn to defend a world that hates and fears them, are back! This time, with the help of new recruits The Beast and Angel, they must face evolution itself in the form of their former teammate, Jean Grey! Possessed with the cosmic power of the Dark Phoenix, the resurrected Jean Grey has become a danger to herself, her mutant comrades, and the entire planet! To stave off this imminent threat to humanity, a potential cure is discovered and processed to treat -- and ultimately eliminate -- genetic mutations, once and for all! Now, as the battle lines are drawn, the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, must contend with both Jean Grey's world-consuming powers, as well as the malevolent Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto!
X-Men 3: The Last Stand comes to theatres on May 26th.
For the teaser trailer, movie stills, character pics, leaked pics, poster, synopsis and movie info, go to the X-Men 3 Movie Page.
Stay tuned for updates.