X-Men's Mystique to get own spin-off movie?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 April 2014
Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Producers have revealed Jennifer Lawrence's shape-shifting alter-ego may score her own movie and claim Fox are open to the idea of making several spin-offs

Mystique may get her own 'X-Men' spin-off.

Jennifer Lawrence's shape-shifting character has proved so popular with fans that producers are considering giving her a solo outing in the same vein as Hugh Jackman's Wolverine.

Writer and producer Simon Kinberg told Entertainment Weekly: "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."

Lauren Shuler Donner, who has produced all of the 'X-Men' films, agreed that Mystique would make a great stand-alone film and added that Fox are open to the prospect of creating more than one spin-off.

She said: "There was a regime [at the studio] that didn't see the worth in [spin-offs], and the current people who run Fox understand, embrace it, and we're going to do right by it.

"I'd like to do Gambit. I'd like to do Deadpool. We'll see. There's a lot of really great characters."

So far, Hugh Jackman is the only actor to land his own spin-off with Wolverine. However, the Mystique idea could be a long time in the making since the studio's focus is primarily on releasing 'X-Men: Apocalypse' for 2016 and the new 'Wolverine' film scheduled for 2017.

'X-Men: Days of Future Past ' will hit cinemas in May.

X-Men: Apocalypse

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 24min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Written by: Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Simon Kinberg, Bryan Singer
  • UK release: 19 May 2016

Waking from a ten-year slumber, Apocalypse (Isaac) enlists Erik/Magneto (Fassbender) in his evil plans. Plenty of superficial excitement but a distinct lack of narrative ambition; with an extraordinary ensemble wasted in a franchise that's run dry of ideas.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen
  • UK release: 22 May 2014

When the mutants of the future face extinction, they send Wolverine (Jackman) back in time to change destiny. The finale is too effects-heavy and non-fans may question whether it all makes sense, but the principal players are all on top form and the slick direction and smart writing are at times enormously entertaining.

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