Jennifer Lawrence is one of four covers of the new Entertainment Weekly coming out this Friday. Here is a preview from the article:
The fate of a lot of mutants is up in the air in X-Men: Apocalypse, the subject of this week’s EW cover story, and — spoiler alert — not everyone survives the sixth installment in the franchise. But the future that everyone seems to wonder most about is of Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique. The actress’ three-picture deal expires with Apocalypse (along with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Nicholas Hoult) and Lawrence is the one who vacillates the most between officially agreeing to do another film. “Fassbender and McAvoy and I were all talking,” she says, “Like, ‘Will you come back?’ ‘I dunno.’ ‘I’ll come back if you come back.’ Fox should be terrified because the deal we made was like if one of us doesn’t come back, none of us are.”
But the actress is quite honest about how much she dislikes the blue body paint required for Mystique (“You go in and you realize you’re rock bottom and like this sucks and it could not suck more.”) and, in the years since 2011’s X-Men: First Class, she’s grown into arguably the most in-demand young actress in Hollywood. “I would love to come back,” says Lawrence. “I love the fans and I love the character. But then you realize how important your year is, like how important three months out of your year is. I don’t know. I shouldn’t be that honest.”
This one might take a studio executive with superpowers to figure out.
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Jennifer Lawrence was at the Comic-Con this Saturday for the X-Men: Apocalypse Panel and the Stan Lee Superheroes Selfie. Here are photos and the video from the entire Fox Panel, and some candids from the Entertainment Weekly Party:
Here’s the article from EW where Bryan Singer confirms that Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult are all returning for the next X-Men movie.
We’re still weeks away from the unveiling of Fox’s ginormous X-Men: Days of Future Past (the cover of this week’s EW) but, fittingly, director Bryan Singer and producer/writer Simon Kinberg can only look ahead: The pair are developing, along with X2 writers Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty, the next X-Men film, Apocalypse, slated for May 27, 2016. Not much about the film is known, but Singer says that the film will be “somewhat” based on the 1990 comic storyline “Age of Apocalypse,” which features ancient villain Apocalypse and imagines an alternate universe. “[The movie] won’t necessarily create an alternate universe, but there may be some swapping things that I’m playing with,” admits Singer. Adds Kinberg, “From a visual standpoint it actually may be a bigger movie than Days of Future Past because there’ll be disaster movie imagery, like the title would imply.”
Days of Future Past will provide clues to the storyline of Apocalypse. Says Singer, “You won’t feel at the end of the movie that it set up Apocalypse. What it does is it sets up possibilities. But what we’ll discover in Apocalypse is that events in this movie made that happen.” He adds, “Apocalypse deals with ancient mutancy. What would humans have thought mutants were? What would mutants think humans were? You’re dealing with gods and things like that. And what if one survived and what if that found its way into our world?”
X-Men: Apocalypse will follow Charles (James McAvoy), Erik (Michael Fassbender), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), and Hank (Nicholas Hoult), and Singer says that those actors are all on board from deals signed for First Class. Singer also says he’s interested in bringing in other mutants, like Gambit and Nightcrawler. “I’m excited because I want to start introducing familiar characters at different ages and also explore the ‘80s.”
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