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This is hilarious, though I wonder if it's really true. I've heard things from Contact Music often come with a "believe at your own risk" stamp. This sounds simply too out there. Kind of like one of those planted stories in the National Enquirer game Howard Stern plays every week.

Still...very funny. I hate comic books, but I love the movies. I'll be one of the first in line for X3.

Posted by Mike M. at April 24, 2006 06:39 PM

Another take:

I think Contact Music took the Empire quote out of context. McKellen is a pretty funny guy. Maybe his comment was more of a gay joke than an actual desire. When the quote is read as is, I think McKellen MUST have been joking.

Posted by Mike M. at April 24, 2006 07:22 PM

I'll concede that the story has a dubious provenance -- but would not be surprised if it turns out to be true.

After all, who cares what the canon says -- it was created by straight white males who ruthlessly suppressed the necessary gay subplot! Liberate the seX-Men!

Posted by Rhymes With Right at April 24, 2006 07:43 PM

Mike-o: I agree -- McKellen is a funny dude. It sure could be all in jest. (Remember him on SNL? Patrick Stewart's appearance was still better, however, IMO.)

Posted by Hube at April 24, 2006 07:53 PM

Oh, I'm sure that the quote was tongue in cheek.

Funny, though.

That bloody movie can't get in theaters fast enough for me. I can't freaking wait!

Posted by Bronwen at April 25, 2006 07:41 AM

I think Northstar (Alpha Flight, later X-Men) was gay, so it wasn't a total straight-only club. He was also French Canadian, not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by G Rex at April 25, 2006 09:48 AM

Northstar is so stereotypical it's not funny. It's exactly the way the straight whites perceived gay people as and it'w wrong.

Not to mention Northstar was celibate...

Posted by Zuraffo at May 7, 2006 02:25 AM

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