During a recent interview with IESB, Fox Film Group President Tom Rothman talked about several highly anticipated films such as X-Men: The Last Stand, Fantastic Four 2 and Alien vs. Predator 2.

On X-Men: The Last Stand...

You'll see more of the X-Men world. You know, we're developing a Wolverine movie right now, we're developing a Magneto picture. What I will say is, I'm gonna give an Alan Greenspan type answer but it's the truth which is, which I am sure will parse endlessly, this movie which I can tell you now the official title, if you like you can break that story, is X-Men: The Last Stand, it's is the conclusion of this trilogy. These three movies work as a trilogy. These characters in this relationship, it's the culminaton of that saga. It's the culmination and the resolution of those relationships laid out in the first two movies. That doesn't mean never, I would ever say never again but I will say that this brings that saga to an end. It's quite the way the last Lord of the Rings, Return of the King, brought that trilogy to a conclusion in terms of those characters, that's what this movie does. It goes all the way back to the first one and rounds off and completes that three part story.

On "Fantatsic Four 2"...

We're writing. That's the thing, we are aiming for July of '07 which seems like a long time but in our world isn't, it's a short time, it's not either a short or long but it's not so far away as it sounds let put it that way. We are working on the script now. So look, I make the same promise to the fans that we have on all of these which is there's only on answer, you have to have a great script. X-Men is as strong as it is because the script was great right and you know we're gonna push hard to make the script for FF as strong as it can possibly be. So, you know, my hope is that we will start shooting some time in the summer.

On AVP 2...

Yeah, uh, Hutch would know actually better but I think they just got the script, they just got the script in...we are making that movie, it's gonna be kick ass (smiles).
Brian B.