In X-Men, The Last Stand, the final chapter in the X-Men motion picture trilogy, a “cure” for mutancy threatens to alter the course of history. For the first time, the mutants have a choice: retain their uniqueness - though it isolates and alienates them - or give up their powers and become human.
Magneto is a mutant with the superhuman power to control magnetism. He can shape and manipulate magnetic fields that exist naturally or artificially. Ian McKellen plays Magneto. He says X-Men films appeal to him as the concept of mutants is 'shunned', something he identifies with, as he was repeatedly shunned as an open homosexual.
Hugh Jackman plays the grimy and grungy Wolverine in X-Men, The Last Stand. Wolverine possesses heightened senses, making him capable of seeing things at a maximum distance greater than that of a normal human. Interestingly, he was a last-minute addition to the X-Men (2000) cast.
Oscar-winner Halle Berry plays Storm, who has the psionic ability to control the weather over limited areas. She can fly by creating winds strong enough to support her weight. Storm has limited immunity to extreme heat and cold. The first actress to star and portray two different comic book characters - Storm and Catwoman.
Rebecca Romijn plays Mystique. The character can eliminate the outward signs of aging with her shape-changing power and it is not known exactly how old she is. To play Mystique, every day Rebecca had to start out nude, and then two female makeup artists would apply blue body paint, and other stick-on parts, for eight hours a day.
Ben Foster plays Warren Worthington III, or Angel, whose bird-like wings endow him with the gift of flight. The character Warren was in the school when wings began to grow from his shoulder blade. The wings reached their full size within months, but Worthington kept them a secret by strapping them tightly to his back and concealing them under his clothes.
Professor X, which is played by Patrick Stewart, possesses vast psionic powers, including telepathy, the ability to induce in others mental illusions, the projection of "mental bolts" to render a person unconscious and the ability to sense other superhuman mutants within a small radius. The actor says he read a lot of comics for the role.