How the X-Men are joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe is something that’s been on the minds of fans ever since Disney was announced to be buying 20th Century Fox. Will the original actors from the Fox movies reprise their roles, or will new actors play Mutants native to the MCU?
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness may or may not explain how the X-Men join the Marvel Studios mega-franchise, but the appearance of Sir Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier is definitely a huge tease.
One of the standout characters from the first few X-Men films was Mystique, with her striking scaly blue skin and tricksy nature. She was played by Rebecca Romijn.
Speaking to ScreenRant, the actress was asked if she would be open to getting into the make-up chair and reprising the role as part of the MCU.
“Sure, absolutely!” she said. “I don’t know if they’d want me still, but I loved playing that character. I loved that cast so much. It was an incredible experience. Yeah, I’d be open to that. Absolutely.”
For now, Romijn is part of another long-running franchise through her role in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, a prequel to The Original Series that sees her play a role originating in a scrapped pilot from the 1960s.
Talking about her character Number One/Una Chin-Riley, Romijn said: “It’s just been really fun to flesh her out. The writers came up with a great development for her, which they floated to me pretty early on when they were developing the series. And I thought it was an incredible layer to work into the character.
“That layer is really gonna get explored throughout the series. We’re well into season 2 [now], and we get to keep on exploring that aspect of her.” (DigitalSpy)