Kelly Hu Joins X-Men Sequel Cast

"The Scorpion King" co-star Kelly Hu has been added to the cast of 20th Century Fox's "X-Men 2" for director Bryan Singer, reports The Hollywood Reporter

Hu will star as the villainous Anne, a mutant with human emotions who is the sidekick to Striker, the lead villain who has yet to be cast.

Last week, Aaron Stanford was cast as Pyro, a young mutant/student, while Alan Cumming will play Nightcrawler, a new superhero.

Returning characters include Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Storm (Halle Berry), Magneto (Ian McKellen), Rogue (Anna Paquin), Cyclops (James Marsden), Dr. Grey (Famke Janssen) and Mystique (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos).

She is shooting Warner Bros. Pictures' "Cradle 2 the Grave" opposite Jet Li and DMX.

Production for "X2" is scheduled to begin this month.

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