Anna Paquin says she would be willing to play Rogue in the X-Men film franchise once again, if the opportunity presents itself.
Unfortunately, she does not believe that it will.
When Variety asked if she’d ever consider taking the role of Rogue again, here’s what she said:
“If there was a way that it made sense for my character to be in the world, of course. I feel like that’s my film family, because I’ve been making those movies since I was 16.”
The X-Men film series is still going strong with the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix and New Mutants films set to be released in February and August of 2019, respectively. While Paquin was a part of the original ensemble cast in 2000’s X-Men as well as the two sequels that followed it, she has not had a major part in the films since.
That’s why she thinks it would be difficult to fit Rogue in again. She went on to say,
“There’s been so many spinoffs and reboots and TV shows,” she said, “so I’m not sure where Rogue or the other original characters fit into the current plot lines. It’s probably not going to happen.”
The X-Men films have diverged into many different plot lines over the years, at times focusing on the overarching ensemble films as well as more individualized stories such as Logan or Deadpool. While this has allowed for the X-Men film universe to greatly expand beyond what many likely anticipated in 2000, it has also made it less likely for actors and actresses from the original films to star in more films beyond this point.
Nothing is set in stone for X-Men, and Paquin’s willingness to return is an exciting factor for fans who were eager to see the “Rogue Cut” of Days of Future Past. Plus, with the release of Deadpool 2, the franchise has essentially admitted that its own timeline does not make sense. With that in mind, the door could be open for any number of possibilities to bring Rogue – and plenty of other characters – back for another story.
Paquin won an Academy Award at age 11 for her performance in The Piano and is Paquin is perhaps best known by a generation of fans for her role in Fox’s blockbuster franchise, beginning in 2000 with Bryan Singer’s X-Men. She returned as Rogue in X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, and, in 2014, X-Men: Days of Future Past, but most of her scenes were cut from the theatrical release.
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