Sophie Turner wants to play X-Men’s Jean Grey again in the MCU

The Game of Thrones star played the character in two X-Men movies

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Sophie Turner has said that she “would kill” to return to her X-Men role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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The Game of Thrones star debuted as telepathic mutant Jean Grey in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, taking over the role played by Famke Janssen in the original trilogy of films.

She reprised the role for last year’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which saw a negative reception from critics and was a financial failure at the box office.

Throwing the film series further into doubt is Disney’s recent purchase of the X-Men characters as part of their 20th Century Fox acquisition, sparking talk that they could soon join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Speaking to Variety, Turner said: “I don’t even know what the deal is, whether Disney wants to continue on the X-Men journey. I would always be down to go back to that character and that cast and that experience. We had the best time on those movies. I would kill to go back.”

Turner’s two X-Men films featured an ensemble of Hollywood A-listers including James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult.

New Mutants is the only X-Men film produced by 20th Century Fox that remains unreleased, having been delayed multiple times (most recently due to the coronavirus outbreak).

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