There’s apparently buzz that Famke Janssen (Jean Gray) and Patrick Stewart (Professor X) could, could, be making a an appearance in the X-Men prequel’s sequel – although there’s no confirmation on such a thing though, as the studio probably has a bigger concern right now with seeking a new director. It’s probably more just wishful thinking on the fandom’s’ part at this point.
The latest news from Blastr is this:
Daniel Cudmore, who played Colossus in X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, was recently asked if he’d be interested in reprising his role in the time-jumping sequel that is rumored to cross the new prequel series over with the recent modern-day X-Men trilogy.
Here’s what Cudmore told Comic Book Therapy:
“I don’t know, I’d love to. If they’re into it I’m down. Again, at the end of the day it’s really up to the big wigs of Hollywood on what they want to do. You just kind of smile and go with it.”
When asked if he had any clue where the studio had thought about taking the franchise after X-Men: Last Stand (before the prequel idea took root), Cudmore said he doesn’t really know what they had in mind at the time:
“The movie industry is funny in the fact that unless you are at the very top of the totem pole, you don’t really know a lot. You go to work and do your thing and then if something more than whatever you did is going to come about, you hear about it later on but I didn’t really hear much rumblings about whether or not is was going to be any bigger for some of our characters. I know they were setting it up so that there is the potential if they ever wanted to go down that avenue they could. At the end of the day, I’d love to reprise the role but I’m on to other things and I’m constantly working.”
This is all fine and dandy, but it’d be good if we can get a new director soon first, yes?