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UPDATED! Iceman and Kitty! X3 pics hit, phase out and now phase back in!!!

Okay, the link is back... Sure a whole lotta fuss for a few drab pics... Check 'em out:


Sorry, squirts. It seems that HNR has taken down the pics already. I was hoping for them to hold out for at least the evening... Sorry about that... I'll keep my eye out and will up date this story if they pop back up in the next day or so!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with some sneaky spy shots from the set of X3 over at It's nothing major, but it is Bobby Drake and Kitty Pryde. Still can't get a feeling of the flick... I mean, I can't tell if the pics at HNR are in costume or out. It looks like they're acting, so I'd imagine in... God, I want this movie to not suck...


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  • Aug. 29, 2005, 7:32 p.m. CST


    by Dannychico


  • Aug. 29, 2005, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Whaddya know - it looks crappy!

    by Dannychico

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 7:33 p.m. CST

    I kind of want to shoot this movie in the face

    by Dannychico

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 7:36 p.m. CST

    X2 wasn't that great anyway

    by Kaitain

    Good stuff until the last 30 minutes, but then dreary, cliche-ridden action-movie-by-numbers fare. Also, did anyone notice that X2 borrowed heavily from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan? Literary quotations, death of a major character who will be resurrected, that character giving a calm mission statement voiceover into the end credits, Horner-esque music?

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 7:36 p.m. CST

    it looks like they're acting???

    by Cedar_Room

    it looks like they're standing around waiting to be picked up by their mothers at the end of the days shooting. This photo is fucking pointless.

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Should have said

    by Kaitain

    Death of a major character who sacrifices themself to save everyone else from an impending shockwave...

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 7:41 p.m. CST


    by spiderinside

    These are not X-3 pictures. These are pictures of two actors standing around waiting for a bus. What a cocktease. This site needs to seriously contemplate a name change to Ain't It Boring News.

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 7:52 p.m. CST


    by Russman

    Feeeeeeel it... Embrace it.... spew it.....

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 7:53 p.m. CST


    by YouInRawbIns?

    Hey, I have a better picture. I took a picture of my shoe the other day, just because I was messing around with my new camera. I'll post that, it should fit right in.

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 7:54 p.m. CST


    by vinceklortho

    hmmmm. Alright. Also, there is some other X-3 news that have popped up lately. Shoreh Aghadashloo is playing some mutant woman who has a force field thing going on? I don't know...but why hasn't that been said? It sounds like more "classicly bad" X-3 news that we all love to comment on.

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 7:55 p.m. CST

    not to sound like a hater

    by Darth Kal-El

    but thats a pretty pointless picture.

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 7:58 p.m. CST

    "We got this one guy Mongo"

    by TheAFLACDuck

    "He's got a forehead like a drive -in movie theater, but he's a good shit, we don't bust his chops too much." for some reason I was reminded of that quote from There's Something About Mary ... wonder why.

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 8:06 p.m. CST


    by The_Closet_Nerd

    I just wasted 5 seconds of my life clicking on that worthless photo. What's next, an all black photo that "appears to be the entire cast of X3 AND X4 standing around in a black out." That would be just as useful.

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 8:10 p.m. CST


    by buxley

    Two anonymous and bored-looking teenagers hanging out on a city street. Pretty exciting stuff. /yawn

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 8:16 p.m. CST

    link doesn't work

    by v1cious


  • Aug. 29, 2005, 8:20 p.m. CST

    The Muties Are... Where?

    by ZombieSolutions

    the linkee no work.

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 8:21 p.m. CST

    pretty boring yeah

    by blackthought

    but that's the whole plot of the flick so far.

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 8:28 p.m. CST

    man that's awesome

    by josh_strapp

    too bad my computer won't let me see it. goddamn fucking windows XP

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 8:38 p.m. CST

    I'm going to laugh the heartiest I will ever laugh when X3 c

    by Holodigm

    Not to say I'm not one, but at least I'm keeping an open mind.

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 8:56 p.m. CST


    by Zulithe

    Hey, I know someone out there must have snagged these. Do us all a favor and put them up on photobucket, imageshack or something :)

  • Yeah, whenever any genre film or tv show kills off a major character it's always in an easily avoidable situation that is far less dangerous than other shit they went through and survived. I believe the official term is 'The Star Trek Edict of Lazy Ass Writing'.

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 9:46 p.m. CST


    by BGdos

    can't you just bring the picture back from your cache? my computer usually stores the pics i view online.

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 9:51 p.m. CST

    re: jean grey. it's also called "sirius black syndrome"

    by mrgreentheplant

    or as sam jackson called it "going out like a punk"

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 10:13 p.m. CST

    I'm just glad Joss Whedon doesn't have anything to do wi

    by crazyeyezkillah

    Ian McShane coulda played the Comedian!

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Now I am not dying to see this

    by DA VINCI

    But if anyone bothered to say the shit let me know. X-3 will more than likely be a disappointment of epic proportions.

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Sam Jackson is the king of going out like a punk.

    by I Dunno

    He wound up a disembodied arm in Jurrassic Park, got whacked by Joe Pesci and Pam Grier in Goodfellas and Jackie Brown respectively, shot himself in 187 and suffered the most comedic death by shark ever filmed in Deep Blue Sea. Then again he met an honorable death in Revenge of the Sith, actually survived Pulp Fiction and only got arrested in Unbreakable. I guess when you star in every movie ever made, you run the gamit.

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Ice Ice, Baby!

    by spectreman

    Iceman has a beer and cheats on his... oh, the hell with it.

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 10:34 p.m. CST

    He damn well DID go out like a punk in ROTS

    by performingmonkey

    If anyone thinks that the scene in ROTS where Palpatine attacks Mace and Anakin comes in is good then they need brain surgery. It was a crucial part of the movie, of the saga, and it sucked big time, with poor dialogue and bad delivery 'no no you shall die!!', and Samuel L went out like a punk, screaming his punk head off when Anakin cut off his hand. He's meant to be like the biggest badass in the galaxy but cries like a baby, and how Palpatine transforms is lame beyond lameness. And Palpatine's dialogue to Anakin after Mace goes out is also a piece of shit. You all know.

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 10:49 p.m. CST

    What, no BAMF!?

    by dr_dreadlocks

    Silly websites.

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Kitty Schmitty!

    by Mr_Six

    If the story/correction is true, and Joss created Dr. Kavita Rao is in this flick....well.... bwwwaahahahhahha.... AND THEY'RE LETTING IT WRITE????

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Well in all fairness, Mace did put up a decent fight

    by I Dunno

    And he pretty much had Palpatine on the ropes before Anakin fucked him over. Maybe they could have punched up the dialogue and extended the duel a bit but what do you want, they had like a dozen duels to get done in that film. Anyway, there's no completly tangible proof that Mace even died. So he got his hand cut off and took a fall. I think there's a precedent that says he might have made it.

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Re: Jean Grey's death in X2

    by The Killer-Goat

    Actually, I always assumed from the way that scene was presented that Jean intentionally drowned herself. She sensed she was going to mutate into something more powerful, dangerous, and uncontrollable (hinted at earlier), and would put anyone she cared for (ie: in the X-jet) at risk. I imagine she had a strong degree of foreboding to be willing to kill herself rather than ask the Prof for help. T'would explain why she mentally locked the jet's hatch (so no one could go out to help or rescue her), and after she lifted the ship out of harm's way, let the flood take her.

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 11:27 p.m. CST

    I saw these pics....

    by Bootskin

    ...they were incredibly un-remarkable. They looked as if they were on lunch break. Great find.

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 11:48 p.m. CST

    "In addition to the stupidity of drowning Jean Grey when Ice Man

    by 3 Bag Enema

    So... instead of drowning, she freezes? Brilliant solution.

  • Aug. 29, 2005, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Rediculous Bitches

    by PantherMatt

    Idiot fanboy punks: Watch the goddamn movie if you're going to try and hack on it. Nightcrawler TRIES to teleport out and save Jean, but she doesn't let him. Hmmm, I wonder what that means, you mental invalids? It means she's blocking his power. I wonder if maybe, just maybe, she did that to everyone on the X Jet? She controlled Prof X enough to speak through him while levitating a plane AND holding back the dammed force on an entire lake. You people are remarkably stupid...

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 12:02 a.m. CST


    by 3 Bag Enema

    You can still see the pic here: And here's my nutty caption: KITTY: I... I want to go home. BOBBY: Aw, come on, Rett Brattner has made some really good movies.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 12:11 a.m. CST

    What PantherMatt said.

    by 3 Bag Enema

    So sick of the fanboys who think they're too smart for the film their watching when the awful truth is their ego is so fragile that the only reason they're watching the movie is to feel superior to it. X2 could have been a bad movie. It wasn't. Now go bitch at Roadrunner cartoons for their implausable physics.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 12:13 a.m. CST

    uhh... They're watching.

    by 3 Bag Enema

    Damn you, AICN, let us edit!

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 12:50 a.m. CST

    re: Jean Grey and Nightcrawler

    by Dannychico

    Uh, remember the part where Nightcrawler said she wasn't letting him save her? Pay attention.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 1:44 a.m. CST

    It's hard to believe that someone named "igotbigballs" didn&

    by 3 Bag Enema

    Professor X didn't stop time. He just froze the brains of every non-mutant in the viscinity, until the mutants could leave peacefully. Oh, and how big are your balls, anyway? Perhaps I'll forgive your pathetic stupidity if they're big enough to, say, need a rascal. Let me know.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 2:18 a.m. CST

    What 3 Bag Enema said

    by Monkey Butler

    It's pretty fucking obvious when you can still hear the person on the other end of the phone talking that he didn't "stop time"

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Yeah, you'd have to be pretty stupid to think Prof. X was st

    by crazyeyezkillah


  • Aug. 30, 2005, 3:57 a.m. CST


    by ivehadsex

    I'm sorry but i thought I knew what Fanboy meant until I read a couple of these posts. Unless of course, the talkbackers just didn't know what fanboy meant. This is my definition of Fanboy, correct me if I'm wrong. FANBOY= A guy (rarely girl) who likes a franchise(s) so much that he will forgive it of any sin and will like anything from it no matter what. i.e. Anyone who thought Revenge of the Sith was awesome and perfect. Also, Prof. X did not frigging stop TIME! God, do you people even Watch these movies?

  • Bob D. doesn't know how much power he has at this point in the film and even if he did, he can't freeze all of creation! He could have made an ice wall but ice walls fall down when hit by vastly powerful flood waters. Jean not only would have still drowned, she would have been hit by ice chunks.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 8:30 a.m. CST

    I won't like it if it kills off Cyclopse and Prof. X

    by Drath

    Sorry but I'm sick of the moviemakers ignoring those two characters, so I'm not about to like seeing them killed off outright, particularly by Phoenix.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 8:33 a.m. CST

    People are still bitching about "Revenge of the Sith"?

    by rev_skarekroe

    Waaahh! It wasn't exactly like I pictured it in my head! Waaaaahhh!

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 8:41 a.m. CST

    This site gets this, other sites actually get news

    by DannyOcean01 If this is true, it's actually good news. If they're worried about overloading the cast, I'd actually ditch Gambit for Madrox, and I'm a big fan of the Cajun. If you think his power is crapola, just sift through your X-Factor collection for the scene where Madrox has his hand in some villain's mouth (some monster mutie looking thing), slaps his arm and pops a duplicate inside the goddamn creature- messy, but cool use of the power.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 9:01 a.m. CST

    I also like the Multiple Man

    by jim

    I think it was the Fallen Angels mini-series where a couple of his clones were on their own for a while and began to develop distinct personalities. So much that they did not want to rejoin with Madrox and lose their autonomy.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Fuck it, stop bitching about X3 it just may be good. Also X1 and

    by Mr. Profit

    Stop sucking Singer's cock. PS: Superman will be complete shit too.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 9:47 a.m. CST

    fanGIRLs and X3

    by 1derWoman

    Uhm... fangirls aren't as rare as fanboys think they are. Fanboys are just overly wrapped up in their fanboyishness to see what's going on around them. At least that's what I've noticed, along with a somewhat 'tude given off by the guys, as if I don't know what I'm up to. If I have questions, I ask. If I don't ask, don't assume I don't know already. Down boy. Sit. Stay. Whiners shouldn't carry the title of Fanboys (and girls). That's like calling a tangerine an orange or a nectarine a peach. I loved X1 & 2 and will love 3, I'm sure. I look forward to seeing AA & KP finally putting in some time. It should be a good run for Ol' One-Eye, too. If I had a wish list for what I'd like to see incorporated into the films, I would like Wolvie to be a bit more cantankerous (not grumpy enough - but I'm not complaining about Mr. Jackman...he can stand there and look pissed and I'm happy) and darlin' Rogue needs to have a thicker drawl. Ms. P could stand to sound a bit more southern, considering where she was raised. Love her as my fave X-Chic, but drawl it out a bit more, darlin'. Yeah, 1 & 2 could have been more, better, different, but they weren't. If you guys wanna do it your way, then get off your backside and do it. Everyone's a critic.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Let's see...

    by Childe Roland

    ...performingmonkey is spot-on in his assessment of what should have been the most dramatically moving sequence in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (i.e. it wasn't). TubgirlTonay is still a kool-aid drinking, sneaker wearing, "Serenity, take me away!" Whedon freak (Tonay: The guy's an o.k. writer. Calm down.). And X3, if everything we've heard about it so far is true, has the potential to vex me greatly. WHoever alluded to the virtual neglect of Cyclops' character in the last two films was on to something and the truly lazy solution would be to write him out of the series as a casualty. There are just too many characters being shoehorned into this thing (there were too many in the last one, but they still made it work... barely) for it to be anything but a streaming series of CGI-heavy action sequences with some very dramatic music to clue the audience in to just who we should be caring about. And the whole Wolverine/Storm romance was just ill conceived. I mean, I understand the urge to hush Berry's whining by shoving a dick in her mouth, but why not hire some hunky native American actor to play Forge since we're already adding forty-nine new cast members to the ensemble? Oh... and way to shaft Nightcrawler. He was only the most compelling character in the last movie. Best not have him around, mucking things up for the a-listers this time out. I'm ready to be pleasantly surprised, but I'm not counting on it.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 10:19 a.m. CST

    You are all a bunch of sheep

    by nemler

    and mindless sheep, at that.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 10:25 a.m. CST

    it`s time to change the name of this site to "the_links_we_give_

    by silverdog

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 10:37 a.m. CST

    next summers releases...

    by jig98

    5/5 mission impossible 3, anchor bay.5/12 poseidon, circa 1965 5/19 the da vinci code, over the hedge 5/26 xmen 3 6/6 the cat in the hat comes back{direct to dvd}6/9 cars, omen 666 6/16 eragon, fast and the furious 3 6/21 {hopefully} intimadation game 6/23 charlottes web,click 6/30 superman returns anyone looking forward to any of these besides x-3? just helping.

  • Because, in addition to there being no injections against the Devil, there are obviously none for the Whedon either.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Mr. Profit is right.

    by slone13

    Both X-MEN movies were EXTREMELY overrated mishmash. The fact that my 57 year old mother "enjoyed" these movies makes that pretty clear. (Nightcrawler's intro was pretty good in # 2 though.)

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 11:38 a.m. CST

    R.C.'s opinion: President Evil, thanx for the big laugh

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    Whedon drinks Man chowder LOL Hahahahahahahahahaaa!

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Star Trek XI: The Rash of Khan...

    by REDD

    From hell's heart, I scratch at thee...

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 12:54 p.m. CST


    by Spike Fett

    When the FOCK are you guys going to learn to copy pictures like this on your own FOCKING SERVER so you can actually BE a cool site instead of having to sheepishly say that the link is broken now? FOCKING HOST THIS SHIT, ENOUGH WITH YOUR SORRY ASS BROKEN LINKS. GROW SOME BALLS!!!!!

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 1:18 p.m. CST

    If you want to see the picture

    by jim

    3 Bag Enema has posted an address you can see it at (scroll down. I made it a tiny url so you all don't have to go searching for his link.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Whedon rules and you know it

    by Hate_Speech

    otherwise you wouldn't spend your time making fun of him. get a job.

  • Seriously

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 2:44 p.m. CST

    What's with everybody suddenly saying X2 was bad?

    by Freakemovie

    I'll bring out a rare fanboyish moment in myself and say that anyone who wants to challenge X2's fantasticness, I will own. OWN. The first movie was mildly boring and very setup-oriented, but it set the stage well for the awesomeness that was X2.... Okay I'm done. Now I can go back to making jokes about losers masturbating to Joss Whedon again.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Eczema-Men 2 . . .

    by Rhett Butler

    Magneto: "What are you planning to do - scratch it with your claws?"

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 3:24 p.m. CST

    whedon's run on x-men blew

    by buddhabliss

    I finally got around to reading the first trade.Mind you the last time I read a X-Men comic was back in the Claremont/Bryne days.While I was reading it I kept thinking I've seen this all before.Yep Whedon just took the best parts from classic X-men stories and threw in a little Buffy dialogue.Nothing new to people who've read it years ago.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 3:54 p.m. CST

    by foreignerbelt

    uh...sweet. sweet pictures. jesus.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Is Kitty Pride Retarded ?

    by Itchy

    I haven't really kept up on the comic books ever since I started getting laid back in 9th grade ... so can someone tell me - is Kitty Pride some kind of a retard ? She looks like it in that picture. That would be cool - a Down's Syndrome Mutant with Super Powers. Imagine Corky from Life Goes On with the power to be a super arsonist.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 4:36 p.m. CST

    That girl looks awfully young

    by The Founder

    i really hope they aren't trying to do a love trianle like from the Ultimate Xmen.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 5:03 p.m. CST


    by [STARS]TyranT

    Was awesome - you all know it - the finest comic book movie ever (bar ONLY Spider-Man 2, and ONLY), not only did it capture the essense of the comics, but the cartoons too, which for a 90's kid - is a hell of thing to behold. Ty^

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Wow, that will suck

    by modlight

    I can tell from those two pics that this movie is gonna be a piece of ass. Yup. I mean the Cgi on Iceman is lame. He doesn't even look like ice.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Those Photos Just Fundamentally Altered My Perception of Reality

    by ZombieSolutions

    just kidding. hey, doesn't that chick sorta look like Joss Whedon? weird.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 6:22 p.m. CST

    What a waste of a click


    Aint that lame news?

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 9:21 p.m. CST

    by foreignerbelt

    [stars], I too am a rabid fan of the totally awesome 90's xmen cartoon, and I agree with you that X-2 had that kind of a feel. but thats not what I want to see in a movie. it was lacking, for me. I need a movie plot not an episode. having said that I still liked it, but again, it was lacking.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Oh BOY! SPYWARE! YAY!!!!!

    by Lion Fire

    Make sure you click so you can make money by shopping online!

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Never Fucking Link to That Buggy Ass Canuck Site!

    by Mr. Smegma

    Jesus fucking Christ! It's like this place is run by retards. Wait......

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Looks crappy !

    by Hardman

    I'm underwhelmed !!!

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 10:08 p.m. CST

    pet peeve

    by smackfu

    My pet peeve is people who caption pictures with lame-ass garfield\family circus type comments My caption: You buyin' some rock bitch, or am I freezing my dick off out here for nothing?

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 10:19 p.m. CST

    The pics are fucking GONE, again. Nice try.

    by acroyear77

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Your ridiculous links are dead.

    by BAMF

    Innefective jerks.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 10:56 p.m. CST

    The XMen movies SUCK!!!

    by Bunger

    The characters are poorly developed and poorly portrayed, the plots are clunky and unnuanced (even for a comic book movie) and the effects are second-rate. The peril in the My Little Pony movie was more convincing and the effects in the original Ghoulies blow both xmen flicks off the screen.

  • Aug. 30, 2005, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Talkback SAT Analogy

    by D_Biederbeck

    Chronic is to Weed as... Critic is to Whedon.

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Big Effen Deal

    by sith-vol

    Yeah whoop dee doo

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Man,they haven't even tried to give the kid a fringe!

    by The True Priapic

    The thing worrying me is that they've 'played' with Wolvies 'look'.FUCK only knows what THAT means?What fucking next,eh?Maybe they really have gone with the blue and yellow lycra look.

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 8:07 a.m. CST


    by ATARI

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 9:12 a.m. CST


    by kiddae

    Even comic-book Iceman would have a hard time doing that, let alone the movie kid. Fucknuts.

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 10:40 a.m. CST

    why the end of X2 sucked...

    by Wungolioth

    If you all want to argue that Jean was holding back everyone's powers, holding back a flood of water and levitating the plane at the same time, couldn't she have just saved her energy and levitated the plane WHILE IN IT? Jeez! They also had a few others in the plane that might have helped, Storm froze the inside of Cerebro 2 pretty damn fast, Cyclops could use his eyebeams at full blast, along with Prof X, whose SUPPOSED to be a pretty darned good telekinetic himself, I still can see no good reason that Jean had to leave the plane.

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 11:48 a.m. CST

    X2 didn't suck

    by Immortal_Fish

    But perhaps it could have been better if the story was, you know, different from X1? Oh, and I'd like to see the X-Men in an X-Men flick. Those people only resemble the characters I've read. But let's get back to how Doom wasn't Doom.

  • Aug. 31, 2005, noon CST

    Jean left the plane because she 'heard' someone or somet

    by The True Priapic

    ...not a great answer but alluded to in X2.Personally it doesn't look like it'd matter what director they employ,it still sounds dumb as a story.Can I just add how terribly disappointing it is that Jaime Pressly isnt in this....

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Possible Spoiler

    by PantherMatt

    I can assure you that there is a reason that Jean left the plane in order to "rescue" her partners, and if you've read the comics you'd know what it is (I am not knocking anyone who hasn't read them). I know it seems strange that that she left the plane and intentionally put herself in mortal peril when she didn't have to, but then it seems to me that the X-Men also thought it was a bit strange. I don't want to give too much away, because if you haven't read the comics this story line is derived from then 1) You've missed some of the issues that made the X-Men the hot property it is today and 2)You'll very much enjoy the way this story live plays out. ****Spoiler alert*** Jean is being possessed by the "Phoenix Force" which gives her power enough to destroy a planet, and which also fucks with her mind and corrupts her. When Jean is lucid and in full control of her facilities, she knows how bad the whole situation can go, and knows there's only one way to stop it: her death. Those who care most about her don't want to let her die, so they try and stop her. Major badass battles and brilliant character development ensues... *** End Spoilers*** I will say it again: there are very good reasons the end of X2 played out the way it did. Trust it.

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 1:09 p.m. CST

    I doubt it

    by oisin5199

    I'd be very surprised if they followed the actual Dark Phoenix storyline and included a vague, alien cosmic force instead of just saying that Jean's powers increased and she went a little nuts. They'd be mired in this whole other sci-fi story while trying to tell this mutant serum story or something. Or maybe they will get that confusing. I just don't think they're going to go with the actual Phoenix force.

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 4:31 p.m. CST

    X2 Spoiler

    by foreignerbelt

    man I wish they would go with Dark Pheonix, as they were obviously set up to do. but they wont and I will cry. of course, how will they explain away the giant shadow of the dark pheonix in the lake at the end of X2. by the way for those who havent seen it that isnt even close to a spoiler...ok yes it is I'll mark this post.

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 7:44 p.m. CST


    by Wungolioth

    I am quite aware of the original story, and the original had Jean(Marvel Girl back then) sacrificing herself to save the others in a situation she had the best chance of surviving, which is why I hated the X2 version. It just wasn't a very well conceived hopeless situation. I think if they had stuck to the original somehow, with the danger being an exposure to radiation, it would have made more sense. I also don't think Jean actually died, her powers just evolved, which makes the point of the Phoenix symbolically moot.

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Jean comics vs. movie

    by ChrisFrost

    In the first movie, radiation (from what I don't remember) spreads across Ellis Island, and Jean is shown reacting to it (like a jolt). It's very subtle but this is where Jean's Phoenix transformation begins. I think it's explained in the commentary. In the comics, Jean was exposed to radiation while piloting a space craft back to earth. She came out of that with new powers and calling herself Phoenix. So THIS incident in the comic relates to the Statue of Liberty incident in the first film. It's confusing because her sacrifice/death, rather than coming from the same incident where she becomes Phoenix (as in the comics), happens instead some time later in the 2nd film, but it's pretty pointless at that point... at least it seems so far. It seems to me, in the 2nd film's end, Jean is listening to someone in her head tell her to do what she does.

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 10:44 p.m. CST


    by Bootskin

    Sorry man, but Prof X has never been a telekinetic. He's a telepath. Thinking at the water wouldn't really have helped all that much...

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 11:32 p.m. CST


    by ScaredCrab

    Prof X is a telepath. The end and 57% of X-Deus sucked rotten eggs out of a fetal pigs ass. That is all.