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X Men 2 (X2)  

X Men 2 Expected Release Date U.S. : Late 2002 (Subject to change)
Expected Release Date U.K. : Late 2002(subject to change)
Expected Rental Release Date :

X Men 2 Cast : Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Halle Berry (Storm), Ian McKellan (Magneto), Patrick Stewert, Ray Park, Famke Janssen, Ethan Embry, Aaron Stanford.
Director :
Bryan Singer
Written By :
Bryan Singer, David Hayter
Producers :
Other Known Crew Members

X Men 2 Based On : The hugely popular comic book series and the equally sucessful first movie.
Premise/Synopsis :
"The story involves the appearance of the menacing 'Legacy Virus', a man-made disease that is only infectious to mutants, eventually resulting in their deaths. The X-Men must face the creator of the Virus as well as battle the spread of the disease as it vectors through the public." (reported by 13th Street) .
Genre :
Action/ Sci-Fi

Official Site :
Fan Sites :
Trailer :
Released By : 20th Century Fox

Status : Pre-production

How excited are we : 9 Out Of 10

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Latest updates

28th May 2002: X Men 2 (X2) Update:
The Hollywood Reporter say that two new cast members have joined X Men 2. Dark Horizons picked up the story.

Ethan Embry has scored the role of 'Nightcrawler', the teleporting blue-skinned mutant in the upcoming "X-Men" sequel. 'Nightcrawler' and 'Pyro' are the only new mutants in the next chapter, 'Pyro' was also recently cast with newcomer Aaron Stanford ("Tadpole") scoring the part. Embry's most well known role so far was as the lead in teen comedy "Can't Hardly Wait", but has built a surprisingly large career with roles in the likes of "White Squall", "That Thing You Do", "Disturbing Behavior" and the TV series "Freakylinks". More here.

13th May 2002: X Men 2 (X2) Update:
Aint It Cool News' Moriarty has reviewed a recent draft of the X2 (X Men 2) screenplay. The script is dated 30th April 2002 and is the current draft as written by David Hayter 'with a story by David Hayter and Bryan Singer, and current revisions by Michael Dougherty & Dan Harris'. Here's a little snippet from Moriarty's review and to see the rest click the link above.

"Well, get ready, because X-MEN 2 is poised to take the winning streak of Marvel Films to a whole new level. It’s smart, fast-paced, filled with page after page of superhero action that we’ve never seen onscreen before, and it manages to not only introduce new characters successfully, but also fleshes out the mythology of the world and the characters we already met in a deeply satisfying way".

Bryan Singer recently did an interview for where he said;

"We've not done any casting yet. But I am happy with the script process, actually, quite happy [and] I think it will be X2. Not X, to the second power".
(appeared on

An update on the state of X-Men 2. The correct title is now thought to be X2 (actually X with a little 2 very much like the way Fincher did with Alien 3 - only I can't find a little 2 on this program!) Fox have stated that the release will be May 2nd 2003 with a shoot kicking off in May this year (that's 2002 folks). "X2" reunites all of the principal cast members of the 2000 blockbuster. Also returning are the original's key creative team, including director Bryan Singer; producers Ralph Winter, Lauren Shuler Donner and Avi Arad; and screenwriter David Hayter. (reported by Coming Soon).

13th Streeet recently posted a brief outline of the plot; "The story involves the appearance of the menacing 'Legacy Virus', a man-made disease that is only infectious to mutants, eventually resulting in their deaths. The X-Men must face the creator of the Virus as well as battle the spread of the disease as it vectors through the public."

I've also read quotes from Ian McKellen that state that some actors that appeared in he original movie are contracted for three movies. McKellan, who plays Magneto is only contracted for two.

Aint It Cool posted an article sent in by a spy who sounds like he may work at Fox. "Perhaps you've heard this, perhaps not. X-MEN Pre-production is underway here at Fox. Storylines have come down to the Sentinels threat and the emergence of the Legacy Virus. With the Sentinel's story, I've heard the X-men will break Magneto out of prison and thus, dooming them with the image of being outlaws.
As for the Legacy Virus, they have drawn parallels to the AIDS virus and the persecution and paranoia it first caused when it came onto the scene. Naturally, this leads to persecution and paranoia of mutants just as AIDS did for homosexuals back in the day". Hmm interesting, here's the full article. (originally appeared at Aint It Cool News).


More news from the San Diego Comic Con. have posted a promo poster that was produced for the show.

Updated : 4/7/01
The sequel to the hugley popular X Men was planned from the start, as too is a third movie in the series. We know that most of the original cast members signed a two-movie deal before they started work on the first movie and also returning to direct will be Usual Suspects director Bryan Singer.

The first X Men movie, as I said, was extremely sucessful and there's no doubt as to why the sequel is moving ahead, possibly for a late 2002 release in the States.

Bryan Singer has said that he has started work on the screenplay, but two other writers, David Hayter and Zak Penn, have already submitted treatments. The plot is still unknown, but as most of the original cast will return, we take it that each of their characters will too. Among the characters hoping to make an appearence will be Beast (actor Jon Favereau has expressed his interest and at one point The Rock was attached).

The only other bit of news that I know at the moment is that filming is hinted to begin in January or February of 2002.

More news as and when!

Date Page Created : 4/7/2001 Date Last Updated : 28/5/2002

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