"X-Men 3" Director Talks About X-Pectations

by | May 1, 2006 | Comments

There was lots of hand-wringing and second-guessing among the X-Men fans when "Rush Hour" director Brett Ratner was tapped to helm "X-Men: The Last Stand," but the guy kept his head down and focused on his biggest project to date … and then sat down for an interview with IGN FilmForce.

IGNFF: Obviously this is a movie where you have a ton of outside analysis going on from the fans. Did you try to set that aside while making the film?

RATNER: Yeah. I mean, when I got the movie, I spoke to Bryan [Singer], and he said, "Let me give you one good bit of advice." I said "okay," and he said, "Don’t read Aint it Cool News. I’m like, "Why?" He’s like, "They’re just gonna talk s*** about you, and they did the exact same thing about me. They did the exact same thing when I did the first X-Men." So I kind of stayed away from it and just focused on making the film.

IGNFF: So what do you think the people criticizing you will say when they actually see the film?

RATNER: Oh, I think they’ll be eating crow! I think so. Because the movie came out great. I’m really proud of it.

"X-Men: The Last Stand" opens on the last Friday in May.