It's Official: Brett Ratner to Direct "X-Men 3"

by | June 6, 2005 | Comments

Variety confirms what the gossip mill has been churning: Brett Ratner (director of both "Rush Hour" movies, as well as "Money Talks," "The Family Man," "After the Sunset," and "Red Dragon") has signed on to replace Matthew Vaughn as director of the third "X-Men" movie.

Whether or not the hardcore comic-book community will embrace this decision remains to be seen, but the quick hiring of Mr. Ratner means that "X-Men 3" is still on course to make its May 2006 release date. The director comes into a production that includes veterans Hugh Jackman & Patrick Stewart, newcomers Kelsey Grammer & Vinnie Jones, and an allegedly fantastic screenplay by Simon Kinberg & Zak Penn.

To his credit, Ratner is a self-admitted comics fan and was among the directors considered to helm the original "X-Men" movie. On the other hand, very little in Mr. Ratner’s filmography indicates that he has the knack for this sort of ultra-flashy, high-end spectacle. Keep your fingers crossed, X-Fans!

Tag Cloud

Opinion TCM VH1 OWN Musicals Animation Trivia NBC TLC TV Action Ghostbusters 2015 MSNBC serial killer thriller Universal Thanksgiving Showtime Dark Horse Comics FXX Oscars Best and Worst Sundance Winter TV Disney Martial Arts Marvel Year in Review ABC Family Valentine's Day psycho APB crime TV Land Nat Geo Podcast Pop Photos Logo cinemax ABC Syfy Kids & Family war technology Premiere Dates Rock Music sitcom MTV GoT dramedy GLAAD History Marathons Mary Tyler Moore Exclusive Video biography Election Sci-Fi Box Office 007 Starz RT History Reality TBS Superheroes ESPN Bravo TruTV harry potter Super Bowl Biopics Cosplay VICE Emmys Toys CNN WGN Adult Swim FX Comedy Pirates Calendar Holidays Red Carpet zombie Fall TV Watching Series Crackle vampires politics Tumblr diversity singing competition A&E FOX NYCC E! Drama ITV period drama Teen Grammys aliens Mystery cops Rom-Com El Rey The CW Certified Fresh Esquire supernatural SundanceTV Freeform Comic Book GIFs Country BBC Writers Guild of America American Society of Cinematographers SDCC Polls and Games Horror PBS TCA BET Nickelodeon science fiction Nominations boxoffice Disney Channel Set visit Awards Sneak Peek CMT TNT TIFF comiccon Amazon 2016 DC Comics DirecTV Extras PaleyFest crime thriller Schedule Summer based on movie Hulu Netflix HBO Food Network Lionsgate police drama Spring TV Masterpiece Infographic Winners CBS All Access LGBTQ President The Arrangement Fox News discovery crime drama adventure sports First Look travel IFC TCA 2017 AMC Star Trek Star Wars docudrama Comedy Central Fantasy 2017 Character Guide Tomatazos Trailer Rocky Interview Cartoon Network Lifetime Countdown 24 frames cooking USA X-Men social media Video Games BBC America Reality Competition CBS