Originally Posted by Majik1387
No, X3 was pushed forward in order to get their movie out before Superman Returns, so they could get the comic movie revenue first, as well as the issues against Singer as well as Marsden.
It's a matter of perspective. Fox never changed the date from a later one to an earlier one (one definition of rushing), but it did force a very short production schedule on its directors. X-Men: First Class did the same thing.
I will concede that X3 was rushed in the sense that they did not wait for Singer to come back from Superman Returns and set the release date to directly compete with SR, but even if Singer wasn't doing SR and was directing X3, I still would have considered the May 2006 date to be rushed.