X-Men: The Last Stand
X-Men- The Last Stand
Director: Brett Ratner
Producer(s): Lauren Shuler Donner
Writer(s): Simon Kinberg
Zak Penn
Composer: John Powell
Running Time: 104 min
Budget: $210,000,000
Box Office: $459,359,555
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X-Men: The Last Stand is the third film of the series. Bryan Singer wanted to shoot the third film back-to-back with a fourth, but on July 16, 2004, he left to direct Superman Returns, after having completed only a third of a treatment focusing on Phoenix, and introducing Emma Frost and Gambit. Singer also wanted to showcase more characterizations of Rogue, Iceman, and Pyro. Simon Kinberg and Zak Penn were hired the following month, and a studio executive read Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men story "Gifted", featuring a mutant cure, suggested it be the primary story.

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  • This is the fourth X-Men film to be based on a Chris Claremont "X-Men" comic.
    • X-Men 2 was adapted from God Loves, Man Kills
    • X-Men: The Last Standwas based on The Dark Phoenix Saga
    • The Wolverinewas based on the 1982 Limited Series 'Wolverine'.


Charles Xavier: Since the dawn of existence, there have always been moments when the course of history shifted. Such a turning point is upon us now: the conflict between the better and worst angels of our very nature, whose outcome will change our world so greatly there will be no going back. I do not know if victory is possible. I only know that great sacrifice will be required. And because the fate of many will depend on a few, we must make the last stand.

Eric Lensherr: Charles Xavier did more for mutants than you will ever know. My single greatest regret is that he had to die for our dream to live.


Hugh Jackman ... Wolverine
Halle Berry ... Storm
Ian McKellen ... Magneto
Patrick Stewart ... Charles Xavier
Famke Janssen ... Jean Grey / Phoenix
Anna Paquin ... Rogue
Kelsey Grammer ... Beast
James Marsden ... Cyclops
Rebecca Romijn ... Mystique
Shawn Ashmore ... Bobby Drake
Aaron Stanford ... John Allerdyce
Vinnie Jones ... Juggernaut
Ellen Page ... Kitty Pryde
Daniel Cudmore ... Colossus
Ben Foster ... Angel
Michael Murphy ... Warren Worthington II
Dania Ramirez ... Callisto
Shohreh Aghdashloo ... Dr. Kavita Rao
Josef Sommer ... The President
Bill Duke ... Bolivar Trask
Eric Dane ... Multiple Man
Cameron Bright ... Leech
Kea Wong ... Jubilation Lee
Mei Melançon ... Psylocke
Lance Gibson ... Spyke