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The approaching disaster that is known as X3

July 12th, 2005 (10:22 am)

Marvel Chief Urges Patience for Ratner's 'X-Men'.

Add in that Nightcrawler won't be back, that apparently Venus and Serena Williams are both competing for the same part of the mutant hooker, and this is the best way to defuse critisim? Call your fanbase idiots?



In other more fun news....

In Rob Thomas's own words:
We are adding some new cast members. Dick and Beaver Casablancas will
become series regulars. We will feature their step mother, a former
Laker girl, current trophy-wife to Big Dick Casablancas. Her name is
Kendall Lacy Casablancas.

We have not cast this role, yet, but in an early meeting, I described
the character as Bunny Lebowski "ten years later." (Those of you who
haven't seen The Big Lebowski, go rent it now!) Consequently, Tara
Reid's name came up. She is/was one name on a very long list. We have
not offered the role to anyone. The network wants us to cast a name
actor, but most name actors won't do a six to ten episode arc on UPN,
so my best guess is that eventually we'll be allowed to cast it normally.

We're also casting the role of Jackie Chase, the daughter of a future
hall of fame baseball player, Terrance Chase. Her father will be the
baseball equivalent of Magic Johnson. Jackie has spent the previous
17 years of her life living with her mother in Manhattan, but her
mother has given up on wild child Jackie and is sending her to live
with her father in Neptune.

Another scoop. You heard it here first. Keith will be asked to, once
again, run for sheriff by the shoo-in candidate for mayor, Woody Goodman.

We are not killing off a character six episodes in. The network asked
us to add a few characters. Unfortunately, no one gave us any more
money in our budget, so we did have to trim the number of episodes of
some of our regular characters to make financial space in the show. I
hated to do this. I love our cast.

Alyson Hannigan's show got picked up, so it'll be tough to get her
back next year, but we love her and if there's a chance, and we can
afford her, we will. Max Greenfield's (Deputy Leo) show also got
picked up. Same story for him. Kyle Secor's show got picked up. He plays
Geena Davis' first husband on that new NBC series.

Comments

Posted by: keith5by5 (keith5by5)
Posted at: July 12th, 2005 04:07 am (UTC)
Good God

I'm so depressed, of all the recent Marvel films, the X-Men are head and shoulders above them all, but this sounds, just so crap.

And the way he talks, man is he Whedon? Only the disrespect he shows for his fans.....

Posted by: Jason Grey (foenix)
Posted at: July 12th, 2005 05:39 am (UTC)

*flips off Avi Arad*

Wow, nothing like insulting your fanbase publicly. And we're the idiots?

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: July 12th, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC)

*shakes head* Good buzz is hard to get, but easy to lose. They're just wasting all the good karma they got from the first two films.

Posted by: foxfire74 (foxfire74)
Posted at: July 12th, 2005 05:59 am (UTC)

this is the best way to defuse critisim? Call your fanbase idiots?

It's the Anne Rice approach. :-) X3 is rapidly moving from "wannaseeNOW!" to "maybe if I feel like it and happen to see it on Netflix". Mutant hooker? Sheesh...fanservice annoys me. Stupid fanservice is even worse.

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: July 12th, 2005 07:10 am (UTC)
Faith - Junior [Still_Burning]

Huh. X3 really hasn't moved at all for me. It's still hold steady at "Only if I am trapped in my house, nothing else is on, and I don't feel like taking a nap - or, you know, if someone else is just dying to see it and they buy me sushi". *grin*

Posted by: foxfire74 (foxfire74)
Posted at: July 12th, 2005 08:33 am (UTC)

Sorry, I'm neither dying to see it nor allowed to eat sushi. Or in Florida, come to think of it. :-) I liked X1 immensely, thought 2 was OK, and was interested to see how/if the standard X-men Phoenix stuff was dealt with in 3. (Is it just me, or has Jean Grey died enough times that she should be renamed Bungee?) But there aren't that many movies I like at all, at least not enough to go see in a theater when I could wait a few months and watch them on the sofa while actually doing something productive. So, no great loss.

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: July 12th, 2005 08:38 am (UTC)
Clue - Dead [chukolate_icons]

*coughs*

While I do want to reply to your comment, perhaps we should move this discussion elsewhere...Like here.

And to redeem this comment from being total spam, Hey Booster - look what I found! *smiles*

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: July 12th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
Pervy Fanboy! [elsila altered by Jmo]

I know you.

You will not be content now until you have a "Flames... flames on the side of my face..." icon.

*huggles*

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: July 12th, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
Dream Ship [enigel]

*snickers* That would totally rock!

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: July 12th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
Hermione - Know everything

They recently brought Jean Grey back from the dead in a 5 issue mini-series, only to kill her off again at the end, and just coincidently bury her under the water/ice in what looks very close to where she was left in the film.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: July 12th, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC)
Fucking serious [samiamicons]

Sushi? *makes note*

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: July 12th, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC)

I am fairly sure my devotion to sushi has been well noted. :D

Posted by: Megan (meganbmoore)
Posted at: July 12th, 2005 06:40 am (UTC)

Did you notice how they worded it to make it sound like the "general disgust" was at the inclusion of Beast and Juggernaut, not Stacey X?

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: July 12th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
Dalek - D'oh [__kali__]

Beast I'm all for. Juggernaut, I have my doubts on based solely on Vinnie Jones being cast as him.

But Stacy X? Oh god... one of the worse characters EVER.

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