PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The human government develops a cure for mutations, and Jean Gray becomes a darker uncontrollable persona called the Phoenix who allies with Magneto, causing escalation into an all-out battle for the X-Men.
As originally scripted, the Golden Gate Bridge sequence was in the middle of the movie. Magneto was to have moved it to Alcatraz Island to free Mystique, as the facility would have been revived as a special mutant prison. The final battle was to take place in Washington, D.C., which was set to be home to Worthington Labs. Thus, Magneto's plan would have been twofold: destroy the "cure", and take control of the White House. However, when Brett Ratner signed on to direct, he decided the bridge sequence would create a more dramatic climax if moved to the end, so the script was re-written, to have Alcatraz transformed into the Worthington Labs facility.
I still don't know why *I'm* here. Couldn't you just make them say yes?
Prof. Charles Xavier: Yes, I could, but it's not my way. And I would expect you, of all people would understand my feelings about the misuse of power.
Eric Lensherr: Ah, "power corrupts" and all that. Yes, I know, ...
(at around 1h 13 mins) On the Golden Gate Bridge there are no yellow lane markers separating the northbound and southbound lanes. They are used to adjust the number of lanes in each direction, and they're always present on the real bridge.
SPOILER: The X-Films' title sequences features a weapon used by the villain of each film, backed by the X-Men's Cerebro device. In this film it is a sample of Leech's mutant-neutralizing blood.
The original DVD release of the film had two different sets of navigation menus, one themed around the Brotherhood, and one themed around the X-Men. The content selectable is the same regardless, but this aesthetic was not reused on the Blu-ray release.
$102,750,665 28 May 2006