• Fantastic Fourreceived a PG-13 rating for sequences of intense action and some suggestive content by the Motion Picture Association of America.
  • MTV caught up with Brett Ratner to talk about X3: "I want to stay true to the franchise and true to the characters, but I think it's elevated... I don't want to be pompous and say I'm going to take it to the next level. I think the script that Simon Kinberg and Zak Penn wrote gives me a tremendous amount of confidence." He also said you can expect his X-Men to have an enhanced sense of humor. "Not jokes for the sake of jokes," Ratner added, "jokes that come from character humor, that come from characters and that come from the situations." Yeah, sure, Ratner's all about the characters...
  • X-Men 3 screenwriter Simon Kinberg says Kelsey Grammer nailed the part of Beast: "They looked at lots and lots of actors for the part, but the one who came in and gave an absolutely unbelievable performance was Kelsey Grammer " he says. The character is "a cerebral genius trapped in the body of a furry beast. People don't see him for who he is. I saw a tape of Kelsey's performance and the emotion in his eyes. He was just stunningly good." Kinberg also worked on Fantastic Four and added that, "It's not as dramatic and dark as X3. It skirts the line between moments that are quite serious and having a playful spark like The Incredibles."
  • This summer's Comic-Con exclusive from Gentle Giant is a silver version of the Jango Fett from the Bust-Ups line.
  • IESB.net has two video interviews with X-Men 3 co-writer Simon Kinberg and Fox's Tom Rothman at the Mr. and Mrs. Smith premiere. They talk about the Ratner replacement, and what you can expect for the third film. Rothman also briefly mentions the Silver Surfer movie.
  • LEGO will be producing a Sandcrawler set, available to preorder on June 15th. The set will have movable tracks, stearing, cranes, will measure 15 x 8 x 7.5" (38 x 20 x 19 cm) and come with 11 mini-figs - including three Jawas!
  • X3 producers placed an ad looking for "ODD & UNUSUAL multi-racial men, women and children of all ages" and 700 people showed up.
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