Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is right around the corner, and fans are hype about the possibilities and the shake-up that the movie will likely be for the Marvel universe. With Patrick Stewart set to appear in the movie as Professor Charles Xavier, fans are inevitably wondering if we’re going to get more of the classic X-Men actors returning to reprise their roles in the MCU. In a recent interview with Comicbook.com, Rebecca Romijn was asked if she would return at any point to play her role as the shape-shifting Mystique. Here’s what she said about the possibility:
“I don’t know if they would ever want me back,” she says. “I mean, that was quite a few years back when I played that character, but I would love to, yeah, absolutely. It was a fantastic franchise to be a part of. I’ll love that cast until the day I die. We had a great time together. And yeah, I would absolutely be open to that.”
So it sounds like Rebecca Romijn is onboard to play the blue mutant if Marvel would have her. The fans certainly would love it, as her character was an important part of those original X-Men movies. The first three X-Men movies brought us some of the most perfect superhero castings that anyone could imagine, with Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, Ian McClellan’s Magneto, Patrick Stewart’s Professor X, Halle Berry’s Storm, and much more. The casting was so spot-on for most of the characters that they looked like they were ripped straight from the comic books. If Rebecca Romijn is willing to sit through the hours of blue makeup to become the character again, who would say no?
After Disney acquired 21st Century Fox, fans have been waiting with bated breath for the X-Men to make their appearance in the MCU. Although some weird character rights situations allowed us to have Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver in the MCU, they technically had to be referred to as gifted and weren’t connected to their X-Men origins. With Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness opening up the door to various different universes, many fans think that it’s the perfect way to bring the X-Men into the world of the MCU organically. Marvel seems to agree if the casting of Patrick Stewart is any indication of their plans. We already saw characters from superhero movies past reappear in the recent Spider-Man: No Way Home, so there’s no reason we couldn’t see Rebecca Romijn sometime in the future.
Who knows? We could even see everyone’s favorite member of the X-Men, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, make his MCU debut sometime in the future. The actor said he was done with the role, but we assumed the same thing about Patrick Stewart’s Professor X after the end of Logan. Fan speculation is getting wilder every day, but you can hardly blame people for wanting to see their favorite characters in their favorite franchise. It seems like we’ll just have to wait and see what surprises Marvel has in store for us. In the meantime, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters on May 6.