MTV News asked Lawrence if her latest spin as the blue skinned mutant in “X-Men: Apocalypse” would be her last hurrah and she replied “It is my last one, yes.”
Honestly, this is for the best for X-Men fans as Mystique and Magneto have appeared in every X-Men film since the start of the franchise 15 years ago. Having an Academy award winner starring in the films made it difficult to not make Mystique a main focus of the films, but now it’s time for some more X-villains to take their time in the spotlight. I’ve got a few ideas as to who should be stepping up to fill the void.
Lawrence won’t be the only ‘First Class’ era X-Man to hang up the mutant banner as Nicholas Hoult aka Beast/Hank McCoy also said his contract will be completed after ‘Apocalypse’ as well. Unlike Lawrence, he’s interested in returning to the role:
“The first one did so well and [X-Men: Days of Future Past [Blu-ray]] got received so brilliantly,” Hoult said. “It’s like, ‘Wow, people really want to see the films’ and the best thing is it’s a great crew and cast to work with and he’s a fun character. I have a good time playing him so I’d keep making them.”