Australian Jackman, who won a Tony Award for his turn in Broadway's musical The Boy From Oz, returns in the role (Wolverine) that won him fame in the States. His other theatre creds include Trevor Nunn's staging of Oklahoma! at Britian's National Theatre and award-winning work in productions of Sunset Boulevard and Beauty and the Beast in his homeland. McKellen also reprises his role as the villainous Magneto opposite Stewart's virtuous Professor X. The knighted McKellen, last seen on Broadway in Dance of Death, won a Tony Award for his turn as Salieri in Amadeus. He also appeared in his autobiographical work A Knight Out at the Lyceum Theatre. Stewart appeared on Broadway in The Ride Down Mt. Morgan. Other credits include his solo take on A Christmas Carol and as the title character in Washington, D.C.'s race-reversed production of Othello at the Shakespeare Theatre.
Kelsey Grammar ("Frasier," Alan Menken-Lynn Ahrens' "A Christmas Carol" on NBC) joins the cast of actors to reappear including Anna Paquin (After Ashley, The Distance From Here, Roulette) as Rogue. Halle Berry (Storm), Famke Janssen (Jean Grey), James Marsden (Cyclops) and Rebecca Romijn (Mystique) also reprise their roles.
Brett Ratner ("Rush Hour," "The Family Man") directs the movie for 20th Century Fox from the screenplay by Simon Kinberg and Zak Penn. For more information on the movie, visit www.x-menthelaststand.com.