Director: Bryan Singer
Cast: Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Brian Cox
Plot: The sequel to the 2000 box office hit X-Men, the uncanny mutants return to the silver screen to continue their quest to defend a world that hates and fears them. Their cause becomes even more desperate following an incredible attack by an as yet undetermined assailant possessing extraordinary abilities. The shocking attack renews the political and public outcry for a Mutant Registration Act and an anti-mutant movement now led by William Stryker, a wealthy former Army commander who is rumored to have experimented on mutants. Stryker's mutant "work" is somehow tied to Logan's mysterious and forgotten past. As Wolverine searches for clues to his origin, Stryker puts into motion his anti-mutant program - launching an attack on Xavier's mansion. Magneto, newly escaped from his plastic prison, proposes a partnership with the X-Men to combat their common and formidable enemy: Stryker. With the fates of Xavier, mankind - and mutantkind - in their hands, the X-Men face their most dangerous mission ever.
Trailers: According to Variety magazine, the budget for director Bryan Singer's mutant superhero epic exceeded the $110 million mark. As you can see in the trailers below they certainly got their money's worth. Here they are:
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News and gossip: Hugh Jackman has said he can’t see himself playing Wolverine for much longer. The X-Men star said in a recent interview that he would do another movie as the character, but doesn’t want to be stuck playing him into his old age. “They don't really have to rely on the existing format because there are so many characters in the pantheon of the comic book series," he explained. "The younger characters, which Wolverine mentors, could take up the mantle and do just as good a job. It is limitless and the characters could grow up with the fans."
As for the next sequel, Empire magazine went to town and interrogated everyone involved in X-Men 2, from the stars right on down to the gaffer's assistant to find out once and for all what the situation is with X-Men 3:
Sir Ian McKellen
"If they ask for me and the script's any good... I'll be there," stated Sir Ian McKellen. "I'd be very disappointed to hear that Magneto won't be in X-Men 3."
So there you have it. Some of the cast - including Shawn Ashmore and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos - already have their names on the third film's dotted line. Whether the rest will follow suit when the call to save the world is inevitably issued again, remains to be seen.
Review: To read UKHotMovies.com's verdict of the film which was a box-office and DVD hit go here.
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