lol, as a film-maker, let it be known right now that I will NEVER cast someone on image as opposed to acting ability (and I expect they didn't either), except possibly for a non-speaking role.
...that being said, I haven't seen the dude who plays beast act yet. I hope his ability makes up for the fact that he looks quite a bit thinner than I expected him to.
X2 certainly did have some awesome moments. ...but remember the guy who's directing X3 (Brett Ratner) is the same dude who directed the Rush Hour movies... buttt, also "Red Dragon". so who knows? I'm keeping my fingers crossed, and I'm also hoping that Superman will be good. (please, please, don't suck)