Jennifer Lawrence Could Star In An 'X-Men' Spinoff For Mystique, But Will She Say Yes?
Jennifer Lawrence has had a feverishly busy past few years. Two mega-franchises, three Oscar nominations, the general hooplah that's surrounded her every move. Now, with X-Men: Days Of Future Past nearing release, there's talk of more. Specifically, there's talk of a Mystique X-Men spinoff movie starring Lawrence.
Lawrence's role in Days Of Future Past is an increase on her part in X-Men: First Class, and it's that combined with Lawrence's meteoric rise in star power since her first X-Men film that seems to have producers excited about the possibilities. As First Class producer and writer Simon Kinberg told EW, "I love what Jen Lawrence has done with her, and I feel like because she is in such a crowded ensemble, there’s so much more opportunity if you were to follow her solo."
Given what Lawrence has done with Katniss Everdeen, and given the fact that she's only 23 but has been nominated for an Oscar not once but three times, one can only assume Kinberg's right, and that Lawrence could run with more Mystique screentime like the pro that she is. And given the environment out there — the environment that's been begging for a major solo superhero film led by a female — there seems little doubt that this particular sort of X-Men spinoff could fit the bill.
We can't speak for everyone, but we'd be all for it. The question, though, is whether Lawrence would be: After four almost back-to-back Hunger Games films, Lawrence has expressed interest in taking some time off from acting once her filming and promo responsibilities for her existing projects are fulfilled. And you can hardly blame her: Fame, fortune, and attention can be ecstatically wonderful, but it also seems as if it could get incredibly exhausting incredibly fast.
If Lawrence feels ready and willing after Mockingjay to continue with another franchise, we would be forever grateful for her ongoing contributions in making Hollywood blockbusters a cooler place for ladies. But we'd also understand if she just wanted a damn nap.