Famke Janssen Says She’s Waiting to Hear from Bryan Singer About Appearing in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

     January 7, 2013


As the production start-date for the X-Men: First Class sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past looms closer, the film is starting to look more and more like a bridge of sorts between the period First Class story and the present day-set X-Men films. X-Men and X2 director Bryan Singer recently stepped in to replace Matthew Vaughn as director on the project, and we’ve been hearing about a number of X-Men castmembers who are set to make appearances in the ambitious superhero pic.  Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellan are all confirmed to pop up at some point in Days of Future Past, with even more reprisals expected to be announced soon.

One of the major players from the first trilogy of films was certainly Famke Janssen’s Jean Grey, and we recently spoke with the actress in anticipation of the release of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.  She talked briefly about the possibility of appearing in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and it certainly sounds like she’s game to return to the X-Men world should Singer extend an offer to come back.  Hit the jump to see what she had to say.

famke-janssen-x-men-days-of-future-pastWhen asked if she’s been approached about making an appearing in the First Class sequel, Janssen replied:

“If you run into Bryan Singer, just tell him I’ve been sitting by the phone, I’ve been hearing rumors of all these people getting cast; what about me?  I’m waiting!”

Previous reports concerning the casting of X-Men regulars in Days of Future Past cited that Singer is incredibly well-liked by all of the original X-Men castmembers so multiple returns seemed likely, and that certainly seems to be the case with Janssen.  Here’s hoping Singer makes that phone call.  X-Men: Days of Future Past will hit theaters on July 18, 2014.


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  • Tyler

    Hopefully she’ll be waiting even longer. After that underwhelming ending on X3, Id prefer if it was only Wolverine returning and Fox tried to start over the timeline with this and The Wolverine.

  • JW.

    The title of this artical kinda makes her sound like a needy girlfriend. Just Sayin.

    I do think somewhere down the line Jean Grey & Cyclops need to be recast. With all the possibilities Days of Future Past could bring they could tie up all lose ends and fix the mistakes of the past franchise with “alternate timelines”. It would be a fun way to say First Class is in a completely different universe as the horrid Origins Wolverine universe. Also I hope they recast Gambit and have him in the picture.

  • Grayden

    The entire “present day” team needs to be recast with the exception of Jackman, and McKellan. I’m still not sold on Singer bringing everyone back from the first trilogy. If they’re cameos or brief scenes, I won’t really care. But if these are major roles I’m convinced Singer is just trying to capture what he lost the first go around. There isn’t much wrong with his two films, but if I want to watch them, I’ll pop their DVDs in and watch them. I don’t feel like shelling out another $10 to see Singer’s vision all over again. I like the direction they went with in First Class and hope to God they continue with that and don’t let Singer take the reins entirely.

    • Shaun

      You have a problem with Patrick Stewart?

  • PresidentObama

    Well, with all the announced returning X-men members, it sure would be a shame if they didn’t bring back Janssen, Berry and especially have Cyclops return. Don’t know the comics too well but it sure was an aweful idea to kill off professor X and the leader of the team, Cyclops in X3. If this new one is going to have an alternate world, I really hope they fix what Brett “American Uwe Boll” Ratner destroyed with X3!

    • Shaun

      Bring Xavier and Cyclops back, and bring back Nightcrawler too. Leaving Storm, or at least Berry, out though is just fine.

      She’s really nice to look at, but Halle Berry is just not a good actress.

  • Russianpeople

    I’ve searched all about people want to see Phoenix turns into The Dark Phoenix even White Phoenix of the Crown ( Phoenix Five ). I think after Phoenix the next is The Dark Phoenix then turning into White Phoenix of the Crown. Bryan Singer must know about that for Famke Janssen’s role.

  • Futureafter

    absolutely right Russianpeople !!!!!

    Listen Carefully !!!!!! please…

    we are very sure whole people in the world wouldn’t need to see a younger Jean Grey but still for Famke Janssen. we judge after Famke Janssen died as Phoenix who turned into Dark Phoenix in X-men 3 Last Stand now she MUST rise with her powerful resurrection force, she MUST RISE as WHITE PHOENIX OF THE CROWN in X-men Days of Future Past Movie 2014 !!! Famke Janssen should get a bigger role as White Phoenix of the Crown with wearing a white one. her all powers increasing more powerful than she was before in X-men 3 Last Stand as Phoenix who turned into Dark Phoenix. Famke Janssen as White Phoenix of the Crown can bring her boy friend Cyclops is alive again with White Phoenix’s power. White Phoenix and Cyclops encounter Emma Frost who played by January Jones in X-men First Class, January Jones will be rumored as Emma Frost again and people would need to see an older Emma Frost together with Famke Janssen and James Marsden. the best an older Emma Frost for X-men Days of Future Past movie 2014 is Charlize Theron. and Angelina Jolie is best for Scarlet Witch, Ian Somerhalder is best for an older Havok, Terry Crew is best for Bishop, bring again Taylor Kitsch as Gambit, Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, Ray Park as Toad, Tyler Mane as Sabretooth, Vinnie Jones as Juggernaut, Kevin Durand as Blob, Alan Cumming as Nightcrawler, Halle Berry as Storm, Rebecca Romijn as Mystique, Kelly Hu as Lady Deathstrike, Anna Paquin as Rogue, Kelsey Grammer as an older Beast, Aaron Stanford as Pyro, Ben Foster as Angel / Archangel, Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde, Shawn Ashmore as Iceman, Daniel Cudmore as Colossus. added Avalanche. we know the major villains is Bastion and Nimrod for X-men Days of Future Past 2014 and people really wanted to see Apocalypse + Mister Sinister + Holocaust + Exodus there as Dealing with Age of Apocalypse plot.

  • Cathrine

    i hope can added more older x men cast members such as
    ya, famke janssen, she will have to do reincarnate as Dark Phoenix or more…
    i’m waiting very long time for famke Janssen return as bigger role and bryan singer really must call her for her bigger role as Dark Phoenix and more.. bryan singer is still relax to call x men stars, i don’t understand ?? what does happen with him ?? i knew he’s a smart enough…
    others rumored for X men DOFP

    Halle Berry as Storm
    January Jones as Emma Frost
    James Marsden as Cyclops
    Alan Cumming as Nightcrawler
    Shawn Ashmore as Iceman
    Daniel Cudmore as Colossus

    i don’t want they just to look as rumor but confirming 100%

    i’m waiting for

    Rebecca Romijn as Mystique
    Kelly Hu as Lady Deathstrike
    Ryan reynolds as Deadpool
    Taylor kitsch as Gambit
    Anna Paquin as Rogue
    Ellen Page as Shadow Cat

    and i agree if Ian somerhalder as an older Havok, Terry Crew as Bishop, Charlize Theron as an older Emma Frost and Angelina Jolie as Scarlet Witch

  • RachelSmith77

    Though I don’t know the odds of Jean Grey returning for Days of Future Past, I think they are better for the Wolverine movie. A coworker at DISH and I have been discussing the returning character mentioned for the movie, and we think it will be a version of Jean. Even if she appears as a vision, her character would make the most sense for the cameo. It will be very exciting to find out if our predictions are correct, in the meantime, we have been watching everything X-Men using Blockbuster @Home from DISH. It really helps to refresh on the details of the films and it’s so quick to get the movies delivered in the mail. But it really is nice that we can exchange them in a Blockbuster store, reducing the wait for the next film. Jean was such an integral part of the X-Men universe, so I really hope they find a way to bring her back in both upcoming movies.

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  • Jay

    It’s not her faul the Climax of X3 was Atrocious, I’d wager she didn’t even LIKE the fact that her character was killing everyone. Blame the asshole writers. If Bryan Singer does not get ahold of Famke Jennsen and James Marsden before this movie is over,

    If they do not even get a Cameo at the end setting up for their return, I for one will be rioting these Xmen Butchers