Jennifer Lawrence Explains Why She Returned As Mystique For ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’

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After the release of X-Men: Apocalypse, Jennifer Lawrence’s future with the franchise was uncertain, especially considering reports suggested that the actress was uninterested in renewing her contract for a fourth film. So, a number of fans were surprised when it was confirmed that Lawrence would return for the upcoming film X-Men: Dark Phoenix. In an interview with Digital Spy, Lawrence explained why she decided to reprise her role as Mystique in the upcoming X-Men film.

Jennifer Lawrence explained that she felt it was necessary to continue Mystique’s story:

“My contract was up, I didn’t have to do another one, but if I didn’t do another one, what would her story be? I felt like I owed it to the fans, and I owed it to the character to follow her journey, to be fair to the movies, and not be like, ‘I don’t want to do another X-Men!’ And then I just never show up and everyone’s very confused about the Mystique they’ve been following for the last three films.”

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The film will adapt the Dark Phoenix Saga comic book storyline where Jean Grey struggled to control and succumbed to the Phoenix Force within.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will also star Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Jessica Chastain.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on November 2nd, 2018.

Source: Digital Spy

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So it’s probably safe to assume everyone here has seen Logan? Well, based on how well it did in the box-office I think 20th Century Fox is taking notes. Now that they have both Deadpool and Logan under their belts, I’m sure they will be bringing more X-Men characters to the big screen as soon as possible.

There are so many great X-Men arcs to choose from, but I think focusing on personal stories and fewer characters is a way to ensure the movie connects with an audience. Mutants were originally composed as a metaphor for the Civil Rights movement, and that issue is still very much so alive in our society. I’m not saying every movie needs to be political, but they all have the potential to be about so much more than destruction and boss battles. Fox focuses on smaller, personal stories that show mutants in a different light. Sure they can kick ass, but let’s make sure they always feel like real people, as Logan did.

Hit Next to see the eight mutants I think Fox should bring to the big screen next!

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Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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