Thursday, June 5, 2014

Explosive X-MEN: THE LAST STAND Storyboards by Brent Boates

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) storyboards by Brent Boates

Check out X-Men: The Last Stand storyboards by Brent Boates!

The writer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, Simon Kinberg, was a co-writer on X-Men: The Last Stand and recently said, "I regret that the Dark Phoenix story wasn’t the primary story of the movie, if we made that movie today, there are a lot of things that would be different

"The universe today, culturally, is more open to a darker superhero film. And the darkness of her story was a little bit daunting on a huge $200 million studio movie. It would be less daunting today."

Well, obviously the world has caught up to his vision since Days of Future Past is a hit. Despite it's mixed reviews X-Men: The Last Stand broke the Memorial Day weekend record in its opening weekend and went on to be the highest grossing film in the franchise until this year. I thought it would be fun to look back at some of the artwork that made the film so exciting.

The Dark Phoenix story, but I regret where the movie ended up

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Brent Boates is a professional concept and storyboard artist who's worked on Hollywood films like X-Men 2 (2003), Watchmen (2009) and Men in Black (1997) and he contributed storyboards for X-Men: The Last Stand.

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Mystique Transformation

Juggernaut Attack

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What do you think of the storyboards? If you've seen X-Men: The Last Stand what do you think of the film compared to the others?

Official X-Men: The Last Stand Summary
Experience the awesome power of The X-Men's epic, final battle. Join well-known mutant heroes and villains, and meet a cadre of all-new warriors -- including Angel, Beast, Juggernaut and Colossus -- in this thrilling, explosive adventure!
After a controversial "cure" is discovered, mutants can choose to retain their superhuman abilities or give up their unique gifts and become "normal." When peaceful mutant leader Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) clashes with his militant counterpart, Magneto (Ian McKellen), the battle lines are drawn for the war to end all wars.

Director: Brett Ratner
Cinematography by Dante Spinotti
Production Design by Ed Verreaux
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Bill Duke, Kelsey Grammer, Anthony Heald
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© Copyright 2006 Marvel Entertainment, Dune Entertainment LLC, Ingenious Film Partners, Donners' Company, Twentieth Century Fox, All rights reserved

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  1. I'll never forget that transformation...

  2. It's always cool to see storyboard sketches of a movie, especially one for X-Men. We get a glimpse of how the film developed over time.

  3. It's cool to see the sketches! That transformation for Mystique was unforgettable. I have enjoyed all the x-men movies. :) Have a super-excellent weekend!