Jennifer Lawrence won’t be returning to the X-Men franchise
Well Jennifer Lawrence had a good run, but it looks like her time as the shape-shifting mutant Mystique is coming to an end. In an interview with MTV, Jennifer Lawrence has said that she won’t be continuing with the franchise after the series’ next installment.
Lawrence has played the role of Mystique since 2011, when she first appeared in the film ‘X-Men: First Class.’ The next film in the franchise is set to release in 2016 and it will be called ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ The film will be the final installment featuring Lawrence in the cast, according to her most recent plans.
It was during the interview with MTV when Lawrence was asked if ‘X-MEN Apocalypse’ would be the actor’s final film and Lawrence simply replied, “It is my last one, yes.” It was just a few weeks ago that Lawrence’s co-star in the film, Nicholas Hoult, hinted that ‘X-MEN Apocalypse’ might be his final film in the franchise. Hoult has played the role of Beast (also blue) in the films ‘X-Men: First Class’ and ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Hoult told E! Online that ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ was in fact the last film that he had agreed to do for the studio. Hoult did stop short of saying that he wouldn’t return at a future date.
It may not be the end of Mystique though, since the mutant can change her appearance at will it’s not exactly hard to replace the actor playing the role. In fact, it was Rebecca Romijn that appeared in the original X-Men trilogy. As for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ the film is being directed by Bryan Singer and will be introducing a few new actors to the cast-list for new films to focus on.
Joining Hoult and Lawrence in the next film are James McAvoy, Channing Tatum, Rose Byrne, Hugh Jackman, Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender and Evan Peters. Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are not expected to return for the next film, because most of the story takes place in the past. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender play the younger-version of Stewart and McKellen’s characters at those times in the story.