Originally Posted by Mrs Vimes
I'm not saying it's not, I'm just saying that it's two separate things and because you're in a popular TV series it does not make you a movie star and it doesn't automatically mean that people will flock to see you in a movie.
This is absolutely correct. Although this cast is amazing and talented, people need to stop over exaggerating their box office power. The only actor right now that is a draw is Jackman. Halle has some star power, but it's been diminished greatly. McKellan is loved, but not exactly a household name outside of Tolkien movies. Fassy and Lawrence are growing stars with Lawrence probably having the edge at the moment. That is it. None of the others are box office draws. Of course none of this is correlated to talent.
However, having them all together in an X-Men movie is a different matter. Fans will recognize that.