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MTV News checks in with director Brett Ratner, who responds to some of the online criticism that has fallen upon his upcoming feature, X-Men: The Last Stand, which will be the final installment in the trilogy. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

The director insists the final version of the characters will stay truer to the classic comics and will vary greatly from the highly criticized images.

“If you take any beautiful woman and put her in bad lighting, she’s not gonna look good,” Ratner said, insisting that the leaked images have had the same effect on his costumes. “It’s not the look of the movie and it’s not even close to what we went for, and I’m hoping when the fans see the final result, they’re gonna love it.”

What is he referring to? Reports like this one, courtesy of Aint It Cool News, which likens the publicity pics from the new X-Men film to promo photos from the recent theatrical version of Rent.

But, that’s not all… Harry Knowles from Aint It Cool News has already responded to Brett Ratner’s comments with the following:

I’m ecstatic to hear that all the images that have appeared online are apparently “test images” from before he ever came aboard the project. Though… I could have sworn that Kelsey Grammar was hired AFTER Ratner… and that those absolutely terrible images are just not a part of the film… although… oddly, several of the exact same images were provided to MTV’s pop-up slideshow that appeared when I clicked on this article… apparently these were deemed passable, although they were released at the exact same time that all the others were too. I’m sure that’s just one of those odd coincidences.

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