X-Men 3 finally finds director

And it’s Brett Ratner. Who? He did Rush Hour. Did anyone here actually see Rush Hour? Anyone?

Yeah. That’s hopeful. There’s an interview over at MTV, if you’re curious:

Ratner insists that the “X-Men 3” script is up to snuff, that production will commence in Vancouver, British Columbia, in eight weeks, and that series stars Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, James Marsden and Rebecca Romijn will return. As for what he’ll add to the successful Singer recipe, the director said, “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.”

He also reveals that Singer left not because of the lure of Superman, but because he didn’t like the script.

The news bombs are dropping fast now, and the Movie Blog has some tidbits.

But really, we’ll just have to wait and see. Bad cynic.

Other superhero film news shamelessly culled from The Movie Blog:
Batman Begins reviews coming in.
Producers of Smallville visit set of Singer’s Superman.
J. Michael Straczynski likes the V for Vendetta script.
Fantastic Four stars signed for sequels.

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