Before we had Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner playing the young version of Jean Grey in the X-Men movies, we had Famke Janssen as the adult version of the beloved mutant in the original films. The last time we saw her in the movies was in X-Men: Days of Future Past in a cameo appearance after Wolverine successfully reset the timeline, undoing her death in X-Men: The Last Stand.
But we haven’t seen her since then and it appears that Janssen is perhaps done with this character. The actress recently appeared at a panel at Denver Comic Con and was asked about the chances of seeing her reprise the role of Jean Grey someday. While Janssen spoke heavily about the great time she had with the character, Janssen stated that her time as Jean Grey is probably over. But should the opportunity ever come again, she would be willing to portray the character in a heartbeat.
“It’s the gift that keeps on, kept on giving. I think we’re done, but it was really great while it lasted and it lasted for a long time. It’s been nothing but a pleasure working not just as Jean Grey, which was such an honor because comics were so fantastic already, but then the entire cast who I got to play with, all my fellow actors, thespians who are so talented. It was just a wonderful experience. I’m very grateful. Jean Grey is a part of me. I would definitely come back to play her whenever they ask me.”
Simon Kinberg’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix, starring 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, Sophie 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, is slated to hit theaters on November 2, 2018.
Source: Denver Comic Con (via YouTube)
‘X-Men’ Spin-Offs That Would Make Great TV Shows
The X-Men universe is largely responsible for bringing about the current age of superhero movies. Starting with X-Men in 2000, there has been an explosion in superhero cinema. The X-Men movies have succeeded at the box office for quite some time and are now getting ready to break out onto the small screen.
Next month, FX will be premiering Legion based on the Marvel comics character. The show will focus on David Haller, a mutant with schizophrenia, who happens to have incredible powers for each personality he has. The buzz for the show is great and there’s great potential to seeing more mutant stories on the small screen. In fact, another mutant-based X-Men spin-off show from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix just received a pilot order from Fox, with longtime franchise steward Bryan Singer at the helm.
With two TV shows based in the X-Men universe (or alternate universes) coming in the future, we wanted to think about what other X-Men characters should get their own spin-off TV shows. Here is a list of 10 X-Men spin-offs that should get their own television shows. Click Next to start!