In ‘how’s that for a kick-in-the-gutt?’ news, Anna Paquin’s seemingly been ditched from the “X-Men” franchise in favour of a younger, more bankable non-Stephen Manley shagging replacement.
The upcoming “X-Men : Dark Phoenix”, which sees Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey transforming into her comic book alter-ego, is reportedly putting actors on tape testing for a couple of the supporting roles. It’s Alexa Swinton’s audition tape that suggests Rogue is in the film, with her character named ‘Marie’.
Paquin played the role in the original “X-Men” and the majority of the sequels.
Others who have tested for roles in the film, shooting in Montreal in just over a month, include Rarmian Newtown (“Dance Academy”) for both Colin and Shane and and newcomer Paul Mescal for Sam.
Like ‘Marie’, those other character names are likely covers for known X-Men characters.
Via ‘Omega Underground‘