X-Men: The Last Stand is a 2006 superhero film based on the X-men superhero team introduced in the comic books of the Marvel Entertainment Group. X-Men: The Last Stand is the sequel to 2003 X2 and the third installment in the series. It was directed by Brett Ratner and starred Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Kelsey Grammer, James Marsden, Lan McKellen, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, Rebecca Romjin, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Sanford, Vinnie Jones, and Patrick Stewart.
The X-Men: The Last Stand opened to a broad audience on Thursday, earning $45.1 million on its opening day and generating $102.7 million during its three days opening weekends. X-Men: The Last Stand was a box office success, grossing $234.4 million domestically and $225 million internationally for a total of $459.4 million worldwide. Critics gave the film mixed reviews, but audiences seemed to enjoy it regardless.
Interesting Facts About “X-Men: The Last Stand”
1. Kelsey Grammer Auditioned for First Time in Over 20 Years
Kelsey Grammer was so keen to play Beast that he agreed to do an audition. This was the first time Grammer had auditioned in over twenty years in the film industry, and after auditioned for X-Men: The Last Stand, producers were impressed. Grammer played Beast convincingly, making the producers want him for the role.
2. Most Expensive Movie Ever Made
In early 2006, Hollywood was in an uproar as the most expensive movie ever premiered. The film was X-Men: The Last Stand, with a budget of $210 million. At the time, this was the highest budget for a movie ever made. The previous record holder was Stars Wars, with a budget of $200 million. Despite its high budget, X-Men: The Last Stand managed to gross over $459.4 million worldwide. Despite this high budget, director Brett and producers Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter, and Avi Arad were able to produce a top-notch action film that was well worth the investment.
3. During Filming, Halle Berry Vomited in One Scene
In X-Men: The Last Stand, Halle Berry portrayed Ororo Munroe. One of her most memorable scenes is when she performs a wire stunt that makes her so nauseous that she vomits in one scene. Berry says that during filming, she would often become very ill and vomit due to the extreme motion sickness she experienced while performing the stunt.
4. Strom and Callisto Battle is Against Comics
Callisto is one of the X-men series’ most popular and well-known mutants. She gained her powers after being hit by a cosmic energy wave. Callisto was originally part of a gang led by Strom. In X-Men: The Last Stand movie, Strom and Callisto constantly battled for leadership of the Callisto gang. However, in the comics, their friendship is much stronger than their rivalry.
5. Angel Wings for Ben Foster Remade
On the X-Men: The Last Stand set, Ben Foster had to wear some heavy wings designed to make him look like an angel. However, the wings were too heavy for him, and they ended up having to be remade from foam. This allowed him to quickly shoot all the scenes with the team without any trouble.
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6. Raven Darkholme Yellow Eyes Are Made with CGI
Raven Darkholme is one of the most iconic X-men Characters and has had a long history in the film industry. Her Yellow eyes in the movie have been the subject of most debate, with fans wondering if they were performed with CGI or if she used contacts during her appearance in the X-Men: The Last Stand.
In the third installment of the franchise, Mystique’s eyes are made with CGI, and according to actress Rebecca Romjin, they are so comfortable all the time during filing. But when she used the yellow contact lenses in the previous film, she felt very uncomfortable all the time while filming.
7. Most Successful Movie on Its Release
In 2006, The X-Men movie franchise released its third X-men movie, “X-Men: The Last Stand.” The film released by 20th Century Fox was the most financially successful of the movies at the time, and it remained so for a few years. However, in 2014, with X-Men: Days of Future Past released by the franchise, it became the most successful comic book movie ever made.
8. Many Cast Members Performed Their Own Stunts
The movie “X-Men: The Last Stand” was a huge success and grossed over $459.4 million worldwide. One of the reasons for its success was the impressive action scenes which were performed by the cast and crew themselves. In fact, during filming, many of the actors and actresses performed their own stunts. This allowed for more realistic and exciting movie scenes.
9. Ben Foster (Angel) Was Scared of Heights
Ben Foster, who portrays the role of Angel in the X-Men: The Last Stand movie, was actually scared of heights. Foster said he never thought he had to play this kind of role, but when he got the part in the film, he realized how important it was to fight against your fear and portray the role without fear. In preparation for his role, he studied fear factors things to fight against his fear and portrays the role perfectly.
10. Maggie Grace was initially Cast as Kitty Pryde
Maggie Grace was initially cast to portray Kitty Pryde, but the production team decided she was too old for the role. They later select Elliot Page for the role.
11. Shabana Azmi and Tabu are Considered to Play Dr, Kavita Rao
Shabana Azmi and Tabu were considered for the role of Dr. Kavita Rao in X-Men: The Last Stand, but the production team selected Shohreh Aghdashloo to play this role. Both actresses are talented, but Aghdashloo was chosen for the role because the producers think she is perfect for the X-Men Storyline.
X-Men: The Last Stand was a fantastic superhero movie in the film industry. The action, visual effects, and storyline are amazing. I would recommend it to anyone who loves superhero movies.