‘X-Men’ producers mull over solo ‘Mystique’ movie


Because they ingeniously signed up Jennifer Lawrence for a multi-picture deal before she became an Oscar-winning, Tumblr-dominating, GIF-inspiring mega star, the producers of the X-Men series are considering a spin-off movie featuring her villainous, oft-nude Mystique.

Lauren Shuler Donner – producer of every X-Men film – tells EW the current regime at 20th Century Fox is much more amenable to solo ventures than the previous one.

“I’d like to do Gambit. I’d like to do Deadpool. We’ll see. There’s a lot of really great characters.”

First Class writer and producer Simon Kinberg revealed a particular affinity for Lawrence’s shape-shifter:

“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.”

Right now, Fox has a full slate of X-Men movies, including a sequel to the upcoming Days of Future Past set for release in 2016 and another Wolverine adventure in 2017.

With two Fantastic Four flicks still to come, and now, potentially, a bunch more solo mutant instalments, Fox may eventually rival the output of those at the Disney-owned Marvel Studios.

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