The Latest X-Men 3 Updates

IGN Filmforce tells us they have confirmed that “Lost” and “The Fog” star Maggie Grace is no longer playing Kitty Pryde in X-Men 3. It was also recently announced that “X2″ and “X3″ screenwriter Zak Penn is developing a third “X-Men” spinoff movie that he may direct. The site says:

According to reliable sources, Penn’s project centers around a group of mutant youngsters at Charles Xavier’s school for gifted children. Expect some of those young protagonists to probably include characters already established in the X-Men movies.

They add that the roles of Angel and his nefarious father remain uncast, as does the part of Gambit, which will be a minor role. Daniel Cudmore may be back as Colossus in the third film. Speaking of Angel, IGN Filmforce says “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” star Mike Vogel was up for the role, but he has a conflicting schedule.

IGN FilmForce checked with its sources, however, who advised us that Vogel was a candidate for the part but isn’t now that he took a role as Emmy Rossum’s boyfriend in the remake of The Poseidon Adventure.

‘Amy’ also pointed us to XMenFilms.net which reminds us that a teaser for X-Men 3 is expected to hit theaters with Fantastic Four next week. Director Brett Ratner will start shooting “X3″ this August in Vancouver for a May 26, 2006 release date.

Source: Superhero Hype!