Dutch actress Famke Janssen has signed up to reprise her X-Men role in the movie franchise's third installment - despite her character's death in the previous film.

Janssen's psychic character JEAN GREY perished at the end of X2 to save her fellow mutants, but she will now evolve into new character Phoenix in X-MEN 3.

Other stars onboard for the third installment of the MARVEL COMIC adventure include Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and Patrick Stewart.

Shooting is slated to start this summer (05), for a 26 May 2006 US release.

06/04/2005 21:30