As the release of X-Men 3: The Last Standdraws nearer, the people involved continue to have more to share regarding their thoughts on the upcoming film. Today's news comes from Aaron Stanford, who plays the role of Pyro in both X3 and the earlier X2. During an interview which was primarily for promoting his upcoming horror flick, The Hills Have Eyes, Aaron took a few minutes to share his thoughts on the character he portrays in the X-verse. Regarding the question of Pyro's swapped loyalties, Aaron stated "He's ... crossed over completely to the Brotherhood, which is Magneto's  side." No surprise there; it's well known that Pyro is a baddie for this flick. He continued by saying that Pyro has "kind of become Magneto's right hand man for this movie," ready and willing to serve in whatever capacity is needed. He also indicated that Pyro really unleashes himself in this film, getting the chance to show off the full extent of his powers.

Aaron also used the opportunity to praise fellow actor Ian McKellen and director Brett Ratner. He said he was thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside such a talented and well-respected actor as McKellen - saying that he was awestruck by McKellen's ability to "turn little moments that I didn't think were anything special into extraordinary screen gems was great." He then moved to a defense of embattled director Brett Ratner, who has received a lot of negative comments since taking the helm from Bryan Singer. He said he understands why fans are dismayed over the loss of Singer, but promised that Ratner was a great replacement. However, Ratner's toughest job is to impress the audience, and that test is yet to come...
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