Jean Gray and Cyclops to Possibly Return in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

Director Bryan Singer hints that Famke Janssen and James Marsden will return, and talks about 'fixing' certain aspects of the franchise.

Jean Gray and Cyclops may return in X-Men: Days of Future Past
Jean Gray and Cyclops may return in X-Men: Days of Future Past
Last month, actor Hugh Jackman revealed that X-Men: Days of Future Past will feature every X-Men character that has appeared in the previous movies. While this statement hasn't exactly been confirmed, director Bryan Singer has brought on mutant alumni such as Patrick Stewart (Professor X), Ian McKellen (Magneto), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), and Anna Paquin (Rogue). The director recently teased that Jean Gray (Famke Janssen) and Cyclops (James Marsden) may be back as well.

Here's what he had to say, when asked if he wants to see the characters come back.

"Who wouldn't? Who wouldn't? [Laughing] That's all I can say."

While this is not exactly a confirmation, there was a report from December that Fox wanted Halle Berry (Storm) and James Marsden (Cyclops) to return. This is the first we're hearing about Famke Janssen's return.

The filmmaker also spoke about "fixing" certain elements of director Brett Ratner's 2006 adventure X-Men: The Last Stand. Here's what he had to say, when asked if the time travel elements will allow him to repair certain things.

"You mean, what you're politely saying is, "fix s**t. Is that what you're saying? That's what I'm hearing. [Laughing] There's going to be a little of that, a few things I can repair."

It isn't known when production will begin on X-Men: Days of Future Past.

X-Men: Days of Future Past was released May 23rd, 2014 and stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page. The film is directed by Bryan Singer.



Sources: IGN

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  1. Brizzy

    @Smitty-werbenjagermanjensen She's not REALLY in wolverine..

    11 months agoby @BrizzyFlag

  2. Nathan Masters

    @Kronn: Days of Future Past is not based on Age of Apocalypse. Age of Apocalypse was written fourteen years after Days of Future Past. But it would be cool if they could find a way to mix the two storylines.

    And PLEASE bring Cyclops back. He's one of the most important characters in the history of the X-Men, and his part in the movies hasn't been that great. It would be cool to see Gambit again, too.

    1 year agoby @Nathan-MastersFlag

  3. Smitty-werbenjagermanjensen

    I like the idea of them being able to fix things up from xmen 3, but the only thing that could cause problems again is that, jean is suppose to be in wolverine, which could throw off what ever it is they plan on doing with her in this movie

    2 years agoby @Smitty-werbenjagermanjensenFlag

  4. Vanboy

    I heard from a friend =, that in one comic book, Jean Grey is actually in a cocoon under the water, and The Pheonix was another entity and not actually Jean Grey. Maybe they could bring her back with that story line.

    2 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  5. Michael Kolesik

    How. The. F*ck.

    2 years agoby @Michael-KolesikFlag

  6. Kronn

    agree famke janssen play as white phoenix of the crown, it's best for her role NOW ! and charlize theron must be in XDOFP as emma frost. this time is give famke janssen, halle berry, james marsden, kelly hu, rebecca romijn, tyler mane alan c*mming daniel cudmore kelsey grammer aaron stanford ben foster and vinnie jones back again..

    added also taylor kitsch as gambit, ryan reynold as deadpool, ian somerhalder as havok, terry crew as bishop, kevind durand as blob, clieve owen as avalanche..

    x-men days of future past is based on age of apocalypse
    Apocalypse truly will have to rise too, this is big x-men screen movie, so give this big opportunity for apocalypse...
    apocalypse's force members consist of mister sinister exodus holocaust and archangel and it's absolutely right mystique and lady deathsrike will have to work for apocalypse, apocalypse and sentinel will destroy this earth, so can all the x men destroy apocalypse... we'll have to see in XDOFP 2014

    2 years agoby @KronnFlag

  7. Rebeccajeremy

    after searched in internet most people whole the world would really want to see them back.
    Famke Janssen died as Phoenix who could change being Dark Phoenix in x3, she should rise again with bigger role as White Phoenix of the Crown, her force looks super massive Jean is resurrected in this future time line and becomes the fully realized White Phoenix of the Crown, using the abilities of the Phoenix Force to defeat Sublime and eliminate the dystopic future by reaching back in time it's more a matter of Jean Grey as a White Phoenix being much more aware of the nature and power of the Phoenix and not being trapped to a physical body, and thus, being able to see more of how the universe should work and being able to change it on a more fundamental level. So in that, a White Phoenix is more powerful than Dark Phoenix just like in X men 3 the Last Stand. There should be a super explosion where Jean and Scott were buried in X3, in the middle of a night, and then they should both appear coming out of the rubble! Emma Frost should be there to join the X men and Magneto. Charlize Theron is perfect to be Emma Frost in XDOFP, Magneto also should bring one of his a child she is Scarlet Witch, Angelina Jolie is perfect as Scarlet Witch as well. White Phoenix of the Crown can make Cyclops is alive again.

    X-Men and Brotherhood should join forces against Apocalypse, who wants to kill all the humans, turn all the mutants into his slaves, and rule the entire world! X- Men and Brotherhood must work together to come up with a plan to kill Apocalypse and save the world once again! The government should support the X- Men and Brotherhood because Apocalypse is a threat to both humans and mutants! Apocalypse should come to life in one of the pyramids of Egypt our big idea and there is Hellfire Club people who join X men and Brotherhood they are Sebastian Shaw, The Black Queen, and Emma Frost.
    Apocalypse is come with Mister Sinister ( his partnership ) Holocaust ( his son ) Exodus ( his strong guard / adviser ) and Archangel ( he's kidnapped by Apocalypse from the X men )
    Mystique and Lady Deathstrike should have to work for Apocalypse now, keep with Rebecca Romijn and Kelly hu. Apocalypse also is making to control the Sentinels / Master Mold !

    2 years agoby @RebeccajeremyFlag

  8. SirBrandon

    The more I read about this the more of a mess I'm afraid it's going to become.

    2 years agoby @SirBrandonFlag

  9. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Cyclops didn't die. he was dematerialized into a negative zone :P

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  10. John M

    The more characters FOX adds to this film the less excitec I become.

    2 years agoby @john-mFlag

  11. Roberto Mata

    @the-crow2k I know what i meant was what @shuabert Said, they could create a new set of events like Star trek

    2 years agoby @Roberto-MataFlag

  12. Vanboy

    I'm not a comic book freak, so I have to ask; why does seemingly everyone have a hard on for Night Crawler?

    2 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  13. Vanboy

    "Certain aspects"? Yeah, like what the Hell happened to Cyclops?! I guess they couldn't ignore that glaring mistake anymore. I can't believe it took so long.

    2 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  14. Josh

    Such a great response. I hope Singer can come up with a creative, Abrams-esque way to free himself from the continuity problems created by the movies he didn't direct, and then give himself something of a clean slate if he continues to do X-Men films.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  15. The_Crow2k

    @Roberto-Mata In the end of credit of The Last Stand, you can see that the 'cure' was temporary and that Magneto was gaining back his powers.
    Same thing with Xavier. He transferred himself to a different body.

    2 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  16. Zak Lee Ferguson

    REPAIR ALL OF X-3 pleasseee Singerrrr

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  17. skywise

    just figure out a way to get nightcrawler back in the mix!

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  18. Dbzfan91

    I really hope this turns out well and I'm sure it will to a certain degree but with the cast from First Class and practically every one from the previous 3 X Men movies this is going to be one crowded film... I really don't expect everyone to get much screen time if that's the case...

    2 years agoby @dbzfan91Flag

  19. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    So this screws up the story :p

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  20. ROFLitschristian

    They died in X-Men 3?! I wasn't aware there was an X-Men 3. I swear they stopped after X2.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  21. ejk1

    One could argue that Cyclops wasn't in any of the previous X-Men films.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  22. Roberto Mata

    Yes!!, He will definitely fix the events of X3, giving Magneto his abilities and resurrecting Grey and Summers!

    2 years agoby @Roberto-MataFlag