August 3, 2021

Famke Janssen wants to be Jean Gray again in the X-Men

When you are part of the X-Men there is no going back, once on the team and you will always be on it. 20th Century Fox released the first X-Men movie in 2000 and perhaps the protagonists weren’t fully aware of what to expect. Now, almost twenty years later, his legacy lives on more than ever. Famke Janssen, who played Jean Gray in the early tapes, has confessed to Variety that she would be willing to go back to the role if asked.

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Janssen had the opportunity to give life to the powerful mutant in X-Men – 81%, X-Men 2 – 86%, X-Men: The Final Battle – 58%, Wolverine: Inmortal – 69% and X-Men: Days of Future Past – 91%. Although some films failed to gain full approval from critics and fans, famke It did earn a place in the hearts of fans like Jean Gray, so much so that in the following installments many continued to await his return.

However, for X-Men: Apocalypse – 48% y X-Men: Dark Phoenix – 29%, the role of Jean Gray was loaned to Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones – 59%) giving way to a younger version of the character. Famke Janssen She is delighted with the new Jean, however, it only takes someone to call her in order to quickly return to the role.

If someone asks me, maybe I would consider it. […] I’m just happy that the Dark Phoenix had its own movie because it deserves it. And it’s actually a powerful and very important story in the comics that was only minimally addressed in The Final Battle. It was something that needed to be counted as a completely awesome movie and now it’s happening. And it is wonderful.

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Of course it would be great to have Famke Janssen back. Seeing her play Jean Gray, even once again, is something that a significant number of fans continue to wait for in the depths of their hearts. Unfortunately the course of things has changed radically and it is already a fact that we will not see the well-known X-Men return to the big screen in future installments.

With Disney’s purchase of Fox, Marvel Studios now has a chance to make and break the X-Men at will. The rights of the characters now belong to them and with all certainty Kevin Feige and company will reboot the story and add it to the long road that the MCU takes.

But Marvel executives are not in such a rush. Spider-Man: Far From Home – 82% marks the conclusion of Phase 3 of the MCU, and Phase 4 will arrive with several sequels and new characters: The Eternals and Shang-Chi. The company already has plans for the next ten years and it is possible that the X-Men will be introduced to history after a considerable amount of time. We hope they make it to the next big Marvel superhero cinematic crossover.

Spider-Man: Far From Home It will hit theaters on July 2 in the United States and on July 5 in Latin America.

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