X-Men: The Last Stand star Kelsey Grammer wants to make another movie in the comic book franchise.
The actor – who shot to fame as psychiatrist Frasier Crane in 80s sitcom ‘Cheers’ – says he loved playing mutant politician Beast in the film.
Despite ‘The Last Stand’ being considered the final film in a trilogy, Grammer says he expects Hollywood bosses to order a fourth movie after it smashed box office records.
The movie has already taken over $120 million in the US alone when it opened over the Memorial Day weekend making it the fourth biggest opening in American box office history.
You’d think Wall Street would be impressed at those kinds of numbers. But Investor’s Business Daily looks at the effect the X-Men movie has had on Marvel’s stock … or the lack of an effect, actually:
Marvel’s stock actually was sputtering during Tuesday trading after “X-Men” raked in an estimated $120.1 million. Shares ended the day off 15 cents to $19.82.
The reason is that the “X-Men” deal, forged by Marvel with Twentieth-Century Fox in the late 1990s, came as the comic-book company was emerging from bankruptcy. While it gave Marvel some much-needed exposure, it wasn’t nearly as lucrative as the agreement cooked up a few years later with Sony Corp. for the “Spider-Man” film series.
“It’s an old film deal, so the economics weren’t what we were able to generate with later deals,” said David Collins, a spokesman for Marvel.
And lastly, SciFiWire talks to Ben Foster, aka X3′s Angel, about earning his wings:
“It was really cool,” Foster said in an interview . “You stand differently when you have wings on your back. They were not heavy. They were made of really light [material]. It’s weird telling secrets, because when I watch [something], I get really excited, and when I hear how they did it, [it] bums me out. ‘Oh, yeah, well, that’s foam.’”