Originally Posted by josh8
At the moment, I would only assume that Hugh, Halle, and Jennifer are box office draws. Ian and Patrick and maybe even Dinklage have a cult following. James and Fassy are doing great work (with Fassy in particular having lots of buzz), but they haven't had box office hits outside of genre movies.
All combined, they do bolster each others' star power, but the main draw is still the X-Men brand name, the familiar characters, the action/ effects, and finally... a few big name stars.
Oh, I agree. I only listed the others so as to not offend my fellow users here who may think differently. I call it being diplomatic.
But yes, you're right: I believe that beyond this board, the biggest names general audiences will recognize for this film are Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, and Jennifer Lawrence. Although, considering the huge success of the Hobbit, I think Ian McKellan is also a huge draw.