In November 2018, 20th Century Fox will continue their installments in the X-Men universe with X-Men: Dark Phoenix, a storyline fans have waited a long time to see tackled on the big screen the right way. With Sophie Turner reprising her role as Jean Grey, last playing the mutant in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, a veteran of Fox-Marvel, Famke Janssen made her intentions to return known — however unlikely it may seem.
Janssen, who helped bring Jean Grey to the mainstream back in 2000 with the first X-Men film, recently spoke at Denver Comic Con, showing her appreciation for the role while also saying she’d do anything to play the telepath again:
“I’d do anything. Jean Grey is part of me, and I would definitely come back to play her whenever they ask me.”
During a Q&A at the convention, the actress went on about her time in the role and her knowledge of the Dark Phoenix:
“That was so amazing. I never knew — I don’t think any of us had any understanding of how popular our first movie was going to be and that it was going live on for 15 plus years. And then I certainly didn’t realize — I mean I knew Jean Grey could turn into Dark Phoenix, obviously, and that Phoenix rises from the ashes, but the fact that as Jean Grey or the Phoenix they’ve killed me, I’ve come back, I’m like a cockroach. They can’t get rid of me.”
Though the X-Men may not be able to get rid of Jean Grey, Janssen did acknowledge the likelihood of her taking on the role once more and she seemed more the comfortable moving on.
Simon Kinberg’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy as Charles Xavier a.k.a. Professor X, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr a.k.a. Magneto, Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy a.k.a. Beast, Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe a.k.a. Storm, Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers a.k.a. Cyclops, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner a.k.a. Nightcrawler, Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff a.k.a. Quicksilver and Lamar Johnson.
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