According to Variety, though her X-Men character Jean Grey was killed off to save her fellow mutants in the last film, Famke Janssen has signed a deal to return for 20th Century Fox and Marvel Entertainment's X-Men 3, to be directed by Matthew Vaughn.

As expected, Hugh Jackman has made a deal to return as Wolverine, and Halle Berry, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are moving the same way for a film to shoot this summer. A release date of May 26, 2006, is planned.

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The demise of Janssen's psychic character in the last go-around will not be ignored, as she will this time evolve into a character called the Phoenix.