Jennifer Lawrence has apparently revealed that the next X-Men film will be her last.
Lawrence made her debut as blue-skinned mutant Mystique in 2011’s X-Men: First Class and reprised the role for last year’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past. She will make her third appearance as Mystique in next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse.
Asked about the new X-Men movie by MTV, she replied: “It is my last one, actually” without offering any further explanation.
Director Bryan Singer is due to start shooting X-Men: Apocalypse this spring in Toronto and the film is set for release on May 27, 2016. Last month (February) he announced that Kodi Smit-McPhee[/url] has been cast as young Nightcrawler and in January he unveiled three other new cast members for X-Men: Apocalypse. Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner – Sansa Stark in the HBO fantasy series – will play Jean Grey; Tye Sheridan will portray Cyclops and Alexandra Shipp, who starred as Aaliyah in a recent US TV biopic, has been cast as Storm.
They join returning cast members Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and Evan Peters, as well as Oscar Isaac, who has been cast as Apocalypse, the villain that gives the film its title. Rose Byrne is also confirmed to be reprising her role as CIA agent Moira MacTaggert from 2011’s X-Men: First Class and Hugh Jackman has recently hinted that he will be returning as Wolverine.
Meanwhile, Patrick Stewart has confirmed that he will not be appearing in X-Men: Apocalypse, but also said that his fellow original X-Men star Ian McKellen “certainly” will have a role.