If there's one thing that "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" proved to Hollywood, its that Marvel's mutants are still relevant and in high demand. No wonder, then, that "Wolverine" set up several new spin-off properties such as "X-Men: First Class," a film focusing on the younger generation of Charles Xavier's mutant trainees.
Whereas "Wolverine" featured a reprisal from actor Hugh Jackman, it's less clear if any previous "X-Men" alums will rear their heads in "First Class." But Anna Paquin, who played Rogue in the first three "X-Men" films, told IGN that she would love to get back in character for the spin-off -- as long as she could enjoy some of the action this time.
"I would hope I could do a little bit more action next time," the actress said. "I kind of find it ironic that I did three big action films and did, actually, no action whatsoever. I mean I got some really amazing emotional story moments, but I didn't really get to do the physical stuff."
Paquin is currently starring in the vampire drama "True Blood" for HBO, in which she plays the telepathic Sookie Stackhouse. The actress points to that role as evidence that she's ready for more action.
"You know, as much as I loved doing those films I was kind of like, 'Okay, so when do I get to beat someone up? When do I get to steal some powers?'" Paquin declared. "You know Sookie gets to do more action than Rogue ever did. So I'm just putting that out there. More action please, for next time."
While Paquin seems willing to return to the "X-Men" franchise, it remains to be seen whether or not the franchise is ready to return to her. Producer Lauren Shuler Donner has said that "First Class" will focus on the yesteryear exploits of young Cyclops, Jean Grey and Beast, leaving Rogue's potential involvement in the project a tad murky.
But even if "First Class" doesn't have room for Rogue, there are still "X-Men" actors that would love to play opposite her -- namely Taylor Kitsch, who portrayed Gambit in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and recently expressed his desire to work with Paquin.
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