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Old 12-29-2012, 03:24 AM   #27
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Default Re: The INTERVIEWS Thread (Cast and crew)

Rothman had something to do with the story. Who do you think approved it? Kinberg and Penn wrote the script within the parameters and notes given to them by the studio. They have been very vocal about this. Rothman is even the one who came up with the idea of including the cure storyline and ran it by Jackman for Jackman's approval. I believe it's even discussed in the DVD commentary that Rothman, deferring to his daughter's judgment, is the reason Rogue takes the cure.

Originally Posted by Simon Kinberg
In many ways the Phoenix story is the emotional plot of the film, but the political plot of the film became about the cure. That was actually a studio executive's idea. One of them had read Joss Whedon's gifted run with the mutant cure in it and thought that would be an interesting quandary for the characters.

Originally Posted by Zak Penn
ZAK PENN: The studio did not want to do Phoenix, period. They were like, ‘No no, we’re not going to do Phoenix. We’re going to do Magneto versus the X-Men.’ We spent three months saying, ‘We have to do Phoenix. That’s what the first two movies set up.’ We spent a lot of time talking about, ‘How are we going to do it?’ I had my own ideas from X2. I felt like we had to make this more realistic. We had to bring the idea of this woman with this unbelievable power out of the realm of crazy, cosmic magic stuff

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