casListen. Hear that? It’s the sound of X3 falling right over the cliff of too many characters. We’ve joked about it in the past, but now the film seems to be reaching some sort of singularity, and any X-character mentioned near the film’s producers or Bret Ratner will somehow be sucked into the proceedings.

The next character to be added to the mutant morass is Jamie Madrox, aka the Multiple Man. Madrox can, with a quick punch, create a double of himself. He can do this for a number of generations, and they can all come back and shared accumulated knowledge with the original Madrox. I like the character, especially after he got the “JLA” treatment in Peter David’s X-Factor run. Madrox most likely will be hanging out with Moira McTaggart, played by Olivia “are you happy I am saying Rushmore this time” Williams.

That bit of news comes at the tail end of an article where IGN FilmForce defends their previous scoop that Shohreh Aghdashloo will be playing mutant cure discoverer Dr. Rao and not Dr. Reyes, as Entertainment Weekly has said. Click here to read their impassioned defense.