So I was reading Ain’t It Cool News just now, and I stumbled across some news about X3. Apparently there is a lot of fear out there that this movie is going to suck, and one of the examples as to why is this picture :
Never fear, X-fans. I have an explanation.
In Uncanny X-Men #177, Colossus was ambushed by the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. During the fight, Pyro used his powers to “super heat” the big guy to a red hot level. As soon as Pyro stopped, Avalanche used his seismic wave throwing skillz to rupture a tanker truck that was filled with liquid nitrogen, instantly plunging Colossus to sub-freezing temperatures. When the dust cleared, Colossus was frozen in place – He was, basically, a statue. Comatose, with a cracks all over his skin representing wounds on his body. It was probably the worst injury that Colossus received up until that point (and possibly since), and reading it at the time I thought he was a goner.
To me, this image looks like they’ve taken that plot device.
I could be horribly wrong, and the CGI might just suck balls, but I think there is more going on here.
Yes, I’m that much of a geek.