With the new, younger cast coming through and impressing in the new X-Men movies, it is likely that we are going to see less and less of the original stars appearing in the future X-Men films. Actress Famke Janssen played the role of Jean Grey in the original X-Men trilogy, but the role has since been recast with Sophie Turner now playing Jean Grey in the X-Men movies.
With Sophie Turner set to star in the lead role for the upcoming new movie X-Men: Dark Phoenix, there has been talk as to whether we will ever get to see Famke Janssen back in the role of Jean Grey. Famke has now been talking about her time playing the character, admitting that she would love to reprise the role again, although she does admit that it is highly unlikely.
Janssen explained, "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 gonna 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."
She added, "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."
As for the new Jean Grey, Sophie Turner will star in the movie X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which is set to hit the big screen on November 2, 2018 in both the US and the UK.