It’s no secret that Jennifer Lawrence is a hot commodity in Hollywood. The extremely lovable Oscar-winning actress has shown that she has incredibly wide range by appearing in a variety of different films. From ‘The Bill Engvall Show’ to ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’ to ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ to ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ Lawrence shows that she is oozing talent and passion for her art form. However, according to a recent interview, it appears that she may be moving away from one of the biggest franchises out there right now.
While appearing alongside frequent co-star Bradley Cooper to promote their latest film ‘Serena’, Lawrence was being her usual adorable self as she spoke to Josh Horowitz of MTV News. After talking about working with Cooper and body lice (no, really), the conversation shifted to their respective Marvel characters. Though there were no new updates on Rocket Raccoon, we learned that ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ will be the last film featuring Lawrence as the blue bombshell Mystique. You can see the whole interview in the video below:
Last year, there were talks from long-time X-Men producer Lauren Schuler Donner that in addition to Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Deadpool’ and Channing Tatum’s ‘Gambit’, they were exploring the possibility of a spinoff for Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique. But if this project is still in the cards, it will likely move forward without the current actress playing the shape-shifting femme fatale.
Frankly, it’s not surprising that Lawrence would choose to exit the X-Men franchise after ‘Apocalypse.’ While she is great in the role, she’s been doing franchises simultaneously for the past few years, so she must burn out. With ‘The Hunger Games’ wrapping up this year and ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ coming next year, her schedule will finally be free enough that she’ll have more flexibility in choosing roles and having some down time in between. Though it could be a considerable loss to the X-Men depending on how she ends her tenure in Fox’s mutant Marvel films, and there’s always a chance that she could change her mind, I’m sure we’ll have no shortage of the Jennifer Lawrence outside of the X-universe any time soon.
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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ opens in theaters on May 27, 2016.