spoke with Tom Rothman, producer of the X-Men films, about what’s what with X3. Shockingly, Rothman said that he was really excited about the film and that it has turned out better than he expected. I mean, it must be so. Why would the producer of a movie just say something like that?

He also dropped a scoop in IESB’s lap – the title of the film. They asked Rothman if there would be an X4 or 5, as has been reported, and he said this:

You’ll see more of the X-Men world. You know, we’re developing a Wolverine movie right now, we’re developing a Magneto picture. What I will say is, I’m gonna give an Alan Greenspan type answer but it’s the truth which is, which I am sure will parse endlessly, this movie which I can tell you now the official title, if you like you can break that story, is X-Men: The Last Stand, it’s is the conclusion of this trilogy. These three movies work as a trilogy. These characters in this relationship, it’s the culminaton of that saga. It’s the culmination and the resolution of those relationships laid out in the first two movies. That doesn’t mean never, I would ever say never again but I will say that this brings that saga to an end. It’s quite the way the last Lord of the Rings, Return of the King, brought that trilogy to a conclusion in terms of those characters, that’s what this movie does. It goes all the way back to the first one and rounds off and completes that three part story.

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