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August 06 2004

X-Men 3 Fallout could be an direct opportunity for Joss. Director Bryan Singer and 20th Century Fox have officially parted company, this could impact the schedule release date of May 3, 2006. Article finishes by mentioning Cinescapes rescent poll where the fans named Joss as their ideal replacement.

Hmmm... that would probably mean Kitty Pryde would get her big break. I like it.

Also, hi and I miss Buffy. Thank you for your time.
Wasn't Kitty Pyrde aleady in the X movies? Albeit as a cameo, and now that I think about it I get what you mean by big break.
I wonder what kind of hair style she'll have now. :)
I've often wondered how Joss' script to the first one was...
"I've often wondered how Joss' script to the first one was... "

Yet telling me. I searched the web high and low...
All I've heard about Joss' scriptwork for the first X-film was that only two of his lines remained in the final version... the best and the worst lines.

Wolverine: "It's me."
Cyclops: "Prove it."
Wolverine: "You're a dick."

...and.

"You know what happens to a toad when it's struck by lightning? The same thing that happens to everything else."
Actually the Hallie Berry line was good but but her delivery of it was the problem, at least that's how I percieved it. She didn't have the proper motivation or something for it - I thought that when I first saw the movie. She sounded like she was reading it directly off the teleprompter at an awards show - it was ackward. I don't know why they didn't get her to dub it with a bit more flare in her delivery, also toad could have had more of a reaction to the question than he did - I always thought that scene could have been reshot cause even her enterance from the elevator looked like a bad 1950's sci-fi movie moment. But Hugh and James nailed Joss's lines well their delivery and reactions were great.
I read somewhere that Joss said Halle didn't deliver it the way it was intended - it was supposed to be done rather offhand, as if she couldn't think of anything else to say once she asked the question - but Halle did it completely different
I think the intention of that line was more like, You think you're so tough, I can fry your ass like everything else, but Halle gave it a pseudo-Shakespearean delivery. The line in of itself is not bad, but Halle (or whoever told her to say it that way) made a bad choice.
"Actually the Hallie Berry line was good but but her delivery of it was the problem, at least that's how I percieved it."

Yeah, BtVS and AtS are full of deadpan, off-hand little jokes like that. Difference is, the cast of those shows know how to deliver it. SMG or Alyson would've aced that line. Also, lightning was supposed to strike after the first part of the line, then after Toad goes flying Storm would joke "hm, same thing that happens to everything else". Changing that also weakened it. Have to say Singer dropped the ball on that line too.

"Halle gave it a pseudo-Shakespearean delivery. The line in of itself is not bad, but Halle (or whoever told her to say it that way) made a bad choice."

Oh yeah Joss hated Berry's delivery with a fiery passion. Big over-the-top grandeur with a bad awkward accent. Instead of the dry-witted low-key delivery it needed. As said, Hugh and James nailed it with the "you're a dick" thing.

I always thought that scene could have been reshot cause even her enterance from the elevator looked like a bad 1950's sci-fi movie moment. But Hugh and James nailed Joss's lines well their delivery and reactions were great."

Oh god that was a bad moment. I've said it before and I'll say it again: when playing a superhero, DON'T STRIKE POSES! Because in comics it only looks like poses because panels are frozen moments. And things are exaggerated to add dynamics and drama because they're only small, frozen-moment panels. You don't need to do that in movies! In the story of the comics they're usually in motion in scenes like that. If the winds lift you up, why on earth would you pull up one leg (in a very awkward and unnatural way) and hold it there for a while like it was frozen??

Imagine Willow doing the same when she floats in the air during her confrontation with Glory in S5. One leg up, I can see it now....oyy....Well from what I've seen of Catwoman, it looks like Berry spends the entire movie striking poses, so...

As for Joss doing X3, I'd love to see it, but it might nix him having any hand in tv movies around Buffyverse characters.

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