It’s been revealed here and there that Brett Ratner‘s X-Men 3: The Last Stand (20th Century Fox, 5.26), which will show at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday, 5.22, is quite violent. I learned a bit more last night upon speaking to a European exhibitor source who said he’s seen it, and that the final violent sequence at the end is a bit reminiscent of the finale of Sam Peckinpah‘s The Wild Bunch (1969). It also resembles that western classic in the sense that two or three “good guys” — i.e, mutant heroes — buy the farm. Obviously we’re not speaking of Hugh Jackman‘s Wolverine, who may return in a film of his own down the line. The guy wouldn’t tell me who buys it and I didn’t want to know anyway.