Originally Posted by TRF
The X-men can go on without Storm. Wolvie on the other hand makes the movie. Hugh Jackman is perfect casting. Anna Paquin is also great as Rogue, and they nailed, absolutely nailed Nightcrawler. I hope they do as well with Beast.
Really looking forward to Ghost Rider. Nick Cage seems a good fit here.
Yeah, I think Cage will be very good. And I hate to disagree with you about the Hulk flick, but that movie bored me to tears for about the first hour.
And I agree- Jackman makes an excellent Wolverine. Mind you, I'd still have loved to see how Dougray Scott would have handled the role but Jackman worked out better than I could have possibly anticipated as Scott's replacement.
The guy I'm most looking forward to see in X3 is Daniel Cudmore's Colossus. Same kid who played him in X2. And I can't much think of a better Juggernaut than Vinnie Jones, although I expect to be disappointed by the lack of size vs. the comic book version. Oh well. I think Grammer will be fine in makeup as the Beast. And Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde is also good casting.
Ben Foster (HBO's Six Feet Under)was an...umm...interesting choice to play Warren Worthington though. Seems too short (but then Hugh Jackman IS too tall) and too unimposing to play Warren Worthington . And I'm not completely sure about this, but it appears that (other than Stan Lee), Foster is the first guy to have appeared in a goodly portion of one Marvel flick (The Punisher) to have a big role in another (X3).
Other characters making an appearance (from IMDB):
Dr. Kavita Rao
I expect Callisto, Moira, Dr. Rao, and Trask to have more than just bit roles, but no idea as to the length of appearance of the rest.
Personally, I think X3 is going to be great. Yeah, losing Singer sucks. But I expect that this flick, more than the others, is going to be balls-to-the-wall action and I do think Ratner can pull that off.
Oh, btw, if anyone's interested it does appear that the X3 trailer is now available in HD. Cool!