Is Famke Janssen Lobbying To Return As The Dark Phoenix?

As we close in on ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ the wandering eye starts to look towards the future for the X-Men Cinematic Universe. Rumors swirled last week that FOX would like to redo the Dark Phoenix saga correctly. In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ Jean Grey is played by Sophie Turner but it appears that Famke Janssen would like to return to the series.

“I’m actually really excited about [Sophie Turner playing Jean Grey]. And it’s not the first time obviously that it’s happened. In the X-MEN series, they’ve been doing this for years. Although women… it’s interesting because they’re replaced, and the older versions – or more mature, whatever the politically correct version of that is – are never to be seen again. Whereas the men are allowed to be both ages. Sexism. I think that I should be back along with my younger version and the way that we’ve seen it with Magneto and Professor X,” said Janssen to Entertainment Weekly.

It would make for an interesting film if Janssen were the devil on Turner’s shoulder pushing her to become the Dark Phoenix.

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X-Men: Apocalypse is directed by Bryan Singer and stars Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac (Apocalypse), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Lana Condor (Jubilee), Olivia Munn, and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Ancient mutant Apocalypse is unearthed after 5,000 years and recruits his four horsemen; Magneto, Psylocke, Storm, and Angel. The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse try to reboot the world through destruction.

The film is set in the 1980s, and we will see younger versions of previously seen characters.

X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theaters on May 27.

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
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