Will the “Future” of “X-Men” include more Jean Grey? It’s certainly possible, considering that Bryan Singer is assembling some of his old X-pals for “Days of Future Past.” But it’s also possible that someone familiar, like Jean, could appear even earlier, based on Hugh Jackman’s own admission that there’s an X-Men cameo in “The Wolverine.”
For her part, Famke Janssen won’t cop to the rumors that she has a “Wolverine” cameo, despite reports that put her in Sydney, Australia around the time of shooting. Asked point-blank when the last time she visited Australia was, Janssen played coy and told MTV News, “I don’t know. I have no idea!”
As for whether or not she’ll ever return to the X-Universe, she said, “I’m waiting by the phone. It would be very surreal. I would be honored to be a part of any of these ’X-Men’ movies. It would be great.”
It might be great, but it won’t be easy, given where things left off with Jean Grey in “The Last Stand.”
“She died as Jean Grey and she died as the Phoenix. Is there another incarnation of her that we haven’t seen? I don’t think so,” said the actress. “Bryan Singer is a very smart guy, but if we go younger, I’m out too. I’m all for an interpretation of that on whatever front. I’d be thrilled.”
While we were on the subject, we asked Janssen for her honest assessment of the way “The Last Stand” treated the Phoenix saga so popular in the “X-Men” comics.
“I think we could have done more,” she confessed. “To me, it felt like it should have been a ’Wolverine’ movie — it’s own movie. But there were a lot of other people who needed their screen time for whatever reason…”
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