Anna Paquin Wants to Return For X-Men: First Class
Posted 06.08.09 by Ryan
After X-Men Origins: Wolverine's success, several X-Men actors have expressed interest in returning to the franchise and Anna Paquin is no exception. Paquin told IGN that she would like to return as Rogue, possibly in X-Men: First Class, but with certain conditions:
I would hope I could do a little bit more action next time, though. I
kind of find it ironic that I did three big action films and did,
actually, no action whatsoever. I mean I got some really amazing
emotional story moments, but I didn't really get to do the physical
stuff. You know, as much as I loved doing those films I was kind of like, 'OK,
so when do I get to beat someone up? When do I get to steal some
powers?' You know Sookie [Paquin's True Blood character] gets to do more action than Rogue ever did. So I'm just putting that out there. More action please, for next time.
The X-Men: First Class comic book concerned the original X-Men characters of Cyclops, Beast, Iceman, Angel, and Jean Grey, but the movie could follow some of the lesser used characters from the X-Men trilogy such as Jubilee, Colossus, Angel, Shadowcat and Paquin's Rogue. X-Men Origins: Wolverine, however, featured a young Cyclops (Tim Pocock) and seemed to set up a First Class that would feature Emma Frost, Quicksilver, and Cyclops.
Josh Schwartz (The OC) is writing the screenplay for First Class. No director has been announced yet.