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Saturday, July 02, 2005
X-Men Flash for cash
Ananova reports a seductress mutant will be introduced in the X-Men 3movie. Stacy X, whose superpower is secreting a high powered pheromone that helps her seduce men, has yet to be cast. “They are open to all ethnicities who are in their early-to-mid 20s.” Insiders claim Aya Sumika of police drama Hawaii and Kate Nauta who stars alongside Jason Stratham in the upcoming Transporter 2 are auditioning. "She can seduce anyone," a source told the New York Post.
On the Kitty Pryde / Shadowcat news front, Joss Whedon, commented that Summer Glau did read for the part and he thinks she’d be perfect, Kitty is who he based River Tam (played by Summer Glau) on.
Sheldon Turner talked about the Magneto movie he’s writing at the Writers Guild of America website, and Simon Kinberg makes mention of his work on X-Men 3 at the same site.
Marvel Comics chief Avi Arad reiterated that the minor role of Gambit has yet to be cast but that an actor ready for leading roles is needed since they may have to carry a movie down the line. Could Gambit be the spin-off movie that Zak Penn is rumored to be working on? Arad confirmed that Daniel Cudmore will be back as Colossus after all, and that Kelsey Grammer's Beast will be a mixture of CGI and a suit. An explanation for the elimination of Alan Cummings from the cast was given, “Nightcrawler didn't serve the story and, with so many other characters in the film, he had to go.”
A new movie I’m following is Flash, based on the DC comic’s character. David Goyer, of Batman Begins fame, is writing the script and spilled the beans recently that both Barry Allenand Wally West, two people who have been the Flash, will be in the movie. Goyer said, "we're going to be playing with relativity, Doppler effects and all kinds of things like that. Audiences will be amazed."