“It is my last one, actually.”
These are the heartbreaking words of Jennifer Lawrence, speaking with us in March earlier this year, talking about her time with the “X-Men” franchise. According to Lawrence herself, her days playing the proud shape-shifting mutant Mystique are at an end as of next year’s “X-Men: Apocalypse.”
Before you start feeling too blue, there’s still hope that Jennifer’s “X-Men” experience isn’t at an end just yet — a lot can change between now and whatever happens after “Apocalypse” — but it’s worth preparing for the future where her days as Mystique are a thing of the past. It’s an extra bummer, because her last days as Katniss Everdeen are looming, too.
But maybe there’s some good news here, too. Jennifer leaving “X-Men” doesn’t mean she has to leave the superhero scene behind. In fact, there’s one big Marvel character just waiting for someone of Jennifer’s Oscar-winning caliber…