Hey baby I hear the blues a'callin'
shows off a couple of the new mutants inhabiting next year'sX-Men 3
.Brett (Rush Hour 2) Ratner
takes over the franchise fromBryan Singer
, who's currently wrapping upSuperman Returns
, also slated for 2006. The most unusual addition appears to be television starKelsey Grammer
as the blue-hued furball Beast. While achieving success as Frasier Crane for over 20 years on two sitcoms, his choices of movie roles in such fare asDown Periscope
andThe New Jersey Turnpikes
leave much to be desired.X-Men 3
should do a lot to reverse this trend. Grammer, at age 50, also tips the age balance of the series a bit, joining co-stars Patrick Stewart (65) and Ian McKellen (66) in the AARP demographic.
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