After a five-month draught, Marvel Studios is gearing up to release its next blockbuster: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. While many will undoubtedly enjoy catching up with Benedict Cumberbatch’s titular doctor, and Elizabeth Olsen’s traumatized witch, it’s the rumored cameos that some audiences are looking forward to more than anything
For one, the recent trailer confirmed the return of Patrick Stewart, something even the actor himself has acknowledged in several interviews. The catch? Well, fans don’t know for certain if he’s back as Professor X. And even if he is, would it be the same version many know from previous X-Men films?
If Stewart is set to show up, then there’s a chance that other mutants may follow suit. In a new interview, longtime Mystique actress Rebecca Romijn commented on if she might be among those visiting, or being visited by, the MCU at some point in the future.
Former X-Men Actress Speaks on Potential Return
In an interview with Comicbook.com, actress Rebecca Romijn talked about the possibility of returning to her role of Mystique from 2000's X-Men in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, or at any point in a future Marvel project.
Romijn admitted that she “[doesn’t] know if they would ever want [her] back.” but how “[she] would absolutely be open to that:"
"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."
Could Doctor Strange Meet Mystique?
Once Patrick Stewart’s return was revealed, it was all but inevitable that any and all former actors involved with those projects would be asked about being a part of Multiverse of Madness. After all, anything could happen at this point.
When it comes to Rebecca Romijn’s portrayal of Mystique, she’s admittedly not very high on fans’ lists of former superheroes to see again—not that she was bad in any way. For example, many would probably prefer to see Jennifer Lawrence’s more recent Variant come back.
As for any other X-Men fans can expect to see return this May, given the probable inclusion of Professor X, some variation of Magneto could very well play a role in the proceedings, if only a small one. This project would also be the perfect place to actually bring in a legitimate Variant of Quicksilver, and not another Ralph Bohner type disappointment.
No matter what, anyone who misses the train this time around will have another shot at glory when the inevitable Secret Wars project releases.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness releases on May 6.