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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence may get her own 'X-Men' spinoff movie as Mystique

Being Blue Means Getting the Green
Jennifer Lawrence's movies have grossed over $2.5 Billion

I have loved the X-Men ever since I was reading their comics as a kid.  Now Jennifer Lawrence may receive her own X-Men spinoff movie based on her character, Mystique.

The 23-year-old actress first brought young Mystique to life in X-Men: First Class (2011), and she will also portray her in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. Rebecca Romijn portrayed an older version of the character in other X-Men films.

Mystique stands out in the series' movies -- a shapeshifter of dubious allegiance with yellow eyes, whose skin is blue in its natural state. The character was born Raven Darkhölme, and is portrayed as a young mutant who struggles with her powers in First Class. She shares a close relationship with Professor X in the prequel, but aligns with Magneto's evil Brotherhood of Mutants in other films reports UPI News.
Jennifer Lawrence
The Hunger Games movies have sold
over $1.5 Billion in tickets.

Mystique would be the second character in the X-Men film series to receive its own spinoff movie. Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) was the first, and Jackman has starred in two successful films, X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and The Wolverine (2013), which focus on the character's story.

Days of Future Past producer Lauren Shuler Donner tells Entertainment Weekly that more spinoffs are in the works.

"There was a regime [at the studio] that didn't see the worth in [spinoffs]," the producer says. "The current people who run Fox understand, embrace it, and we're going to do right by it."

Lawrence as Mystique is one option the producers have considered. "I love what Jen Lawrence has done with her," Donner continues. "I feel like because she is in such a crowded ensemble, there's so much more opportunity if you were to follow her solo."

The producer admits that she personally would like to see Gambit or Deadpool get their own series, but simply says, "We'll see."

"There's a lot of really great characters," Donner concludes.

X-Men: First Class debuts in theaters on May 23. X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled for May 2016, and a third Wolverine movie will be released in March 2017.

X-Men: Days of Future Past | [HD]

Worldwide Box office 
RankTitle (click to view)StudioWorldwideDomestic / %Overseas / %Year
1X-Men: The Last StandFox$459.4$234.451%$225.049%2006
2The WolverineFox$414.8$132.632%$282.368%2013
3X2: X-Men UnitedFox$407.7$214.952.7%$192.847.3%2003
4X-Men Origins: WolverineFox$373.1$179.948.2%$193.251.8%2009
5X-Men: First ClassFox$353.6$146.441.4%$207.258.6%2011

X-Men: Days of Future Past has added yet another team member to its mutant cast. Director, Bryan Singer's latest film-related announcement welcomed actor Evan Peters to the cast for his role as Pietro Maximoff, aka mutant speedster, Quicksilver.
And yes, you read that correctly. Quicksilver: The same character who, with his sister, Scarlet Witch, was all but set to hop aboard the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2015 for Joss Whedon's The Avengers 2.

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