I don't get the extreme hatred for Brett Ratner. I'm
not a big fan, but I don't know why people have a
Schumacher-esque disdain for this guy.
I thought "Red Dragon" was OK and the "Rush Hour"
movies were fine for what they were. I don't know too
much about the director he is replacing, but is it
really that much of a downgrade?
I'm mean, we're talking about "X-Men 3" not
"Schindler's List 2." I'm thinking he can handle it.
Plus, isn't Ratner dating Serena Williams? Maybe she
can join the cast as Storm if they can't lure Halle
--- Kenneth De Lucia <delucia@...
> Or maybe Chris Tucker will show up as a new x-man.
> His mutant ability could be the power to annoy.
> veetus@... wrote:
> > I couldn't agree with you more. The delay this is
> causing "Rush Hour 3" is
> >a cultural crime of the highest order. Haven't we
> waited LONG ENOUGH for a
> >"Rush Hour" sequel? What, we have to wait 5 years
> for a new "Rush Hour"? 6
> >years? Hollywood, we need a new "Rush Hour".
> Please, show some consideration
> >for your brothers and sisters who love movies.
> > What's "X-Men"? - - - Jeff
> >>Brett Ratner to Direct X-Men 3
> >>Source: Variety June 6, 2005
> >>20th Century Fox and Marvel Entertainment set
> Brett Ratner on Friday
> >>night to replace Matthew Vaughn as the director of
> X-Men 3, reports
> >>Variety. Shooting will start in August for a
> Memorial Day weekend 2006
> >>opening date.
> >>A comic book enthusiast, Ratner was among the
> helmers considered to
> >>direct the first X-Men. The job went to Bryan
> Singer instead. Ratner
> >>then spent a full year developing Superman
> Returns, the film that
> >>ultimately prompted Singer to drop out of
> directing "X3."
> >>The trade adds that the "X3" budget is locked, and
> Fox and Marvel brass
> >>consider the script by Zak Penn and Simon Kinberg
> to be at least as
> >>strong as that of the first two installments. The
> original returning
> >>stars have been signed, and the cast is bolstered
> by Kelsey Grammer as
> >>Beast, Vinnie Jones as Juggernaut and Lost star
> Maggie Grace as Kitty
> >>Pryde (aka Shadowcat).
> >>Fox's hiring of Ratner also means that Rush Hour 3
> will most certainly
> >>miss New Line's projected fall start and summer
> 2006 release dates.
> >>Ratner directed the first two films in that series
> and seemed certain to
> >>make the third, but Chris Tucker's unwillingness
> to sign his $20 million
> >>deal in timely fashion scotched those plans.
> >>4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42