Is Famke Janssen reprising her role as Jean Grey in “The Wolverine”?
WeGotThisCovered is claiming yes, with the site reporting (via a shadowy unnamed source) that the actress flew to the film’s Sydney, Australia set last week to shoot a cameo as her “X-Men” character for the James Mangold-directed follow-up. Given the story’s vague sourcing, we’ll be treating this strictly as rumor unless we hear otherwise.
Janssen played Grey in the first three installments of the “X-Men” franchise. The character manifested as Grey’s alter-ego the Phoenix for Brett Ratner’s “The Last Stand,” before being killed off by Wolverine/Logan during the film’s climax.
“The Wolverine,” pegged as a “stand-alone” sequel to 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” centers on the title character’s (Hugh Jackman) journey to Japan, where he faces off with a Yakuza crime boss named Shingen Yashida (Hiroyuki Sanada). Based on the 1982 limited series “Wolverine” by Chris Claremont (writer) and Frank Miller (artist), it’s slated for release on July 26.
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