Could Angelina Jolie Join The X-Men Franchise?

Very interesting casting news surrounds the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix feature. FOX’s motion pictures executives are trying to draw in Angelina Jolie to appear in the film. Wanting her to appear in the film is one thing. Whether she actually accepts an offer is another matter.

 

Right now, no confirmation exists whether or not talks, formal or informal, are taking place. Interestingly, Jolie’s name is also floating around in the Universal Dark Universe’s reboot of The Bride of Frankenstein.

 

Angelina Jolie recently lent her voice to Kung Fu Panda 3 and has been far more active as a producer than as an actress lately. A featured role in a sure to be successful franchise appeals to any performer. The question here is “Does a major star such as Angelina Jolie want to appear in a supporting role in a superhero movie?”

 

Only Angelina Jolie knows the answer. Truthfully, as long as the screenplay for the new X-Men film is not a dud, there is no reason why it would hurt her career or stature. The X-Men films, overall, have been quite excellent. Not every entry delivered critical acclaim. The most recent film, X-Men Apocalypse, was not exactly well-received although the box office was strong.

 

Jolie is not in a position where she needs a franchise to continue her career. Still, being attached to a successful film never hurts. Whatever role Jolie is being considered for might even be a recurring role for future X-Men entries.

 

Why would FOX be so enthusiastic about courting Jolie for a role?

 

Since Hugh Jackman is no longer a part of the series, FOX probably wants to add a little star power to the project. The popularity of Jackman definitely helped the series at the box office. The spinoff Wolverine films were big moneymakers as well.

 

If signed, Jolie may be a solid replacement for Jackman. Nothing is for sure just yet. Fans of the X-Men movies surely hope something happens. Jolie truly would be a welcome addition to the films.

 

 

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