These days, if you haven’t seen a new Marvel Studios movie, someone will tell you that you’re living under a rock. Movies and TV shows based on Marvel comic books are often among the most pervasive moments in pop culture and each movie breaks record after record, more recently with Spider-Man: No Coming Home. It’s hard to remember a time when superhero movies were huge, but when the x-men the trilogy was theatrically released there there was nothing else like it was done.
With the comic book movie boom still very fast, the x-menJean Gray of origin, Famke Janssen shared her perspective on the genre that was part of the dawn of the era. In his words to CinemaBlend:
Famke Janssen explains why the x-men movies have been so influential to where we are today with marvel movies. They were perhaps the first films of their kind to be rooted in reality and the world as we know it rather than being a live cartoon of comic book pages. Janssen continues:
It’s true. the x-men the films were groundbreaking at the time for including an almost equal number of male and female characters in the main cast. I mean we’re talking Halle Berry’s Storm, Anna Paquin’s Rogue and Rebecca Romijn’s Mystique alongside Janssen. The early 2000s was a time of experimentation for the superhero genre and the x-men not only do movies hold up today, they continued to pass on his story in the franchise until just a few years ago.
Famke Janssen’s last appearance in the franchise was in 2014 days of future pastbut with his most recent project, redemptive lovesome of them x-men past caught up with her when one of them The last Stand the co-stars became her co-star again. Eric Dane, who played Multiple Man in the 2006 film, recalled CinemaBlend being on set of the film early in his career:
Dane fondly remembers being on the set of the huge Marvel project. He recalls the first impression the Jean Gray actress had on him while they were filming major sequences for The last Stand. The pair play together in redemptive love, a romance film based on the book by Francine Rivers. To verify CinemaBlend’s review of the film and see redemptive love in theaters now.