Jennifer Lawrence Won't Play Mystique Again After 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

by Zach Seemayer 5:54 PM PDT, March 23, 2015
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Fans of Jennifer Lawrence's work as the sexy, deadly blue mutant Mystique in the X-Men franchise are not going to be happy.

Rumors that the 24-year-old Oscar-winner would be quitting the series after the up-coming X-Men: Apocalypse are apparently true.

"It is my last one, yes." Lawrence confirmed to MTV News at the premiere of her upcoming drama Serena.

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Lawrence didn't reveal why she wouldn't be continuing with the series, leaving fans to wonder if the shape-shifter might be meeting her doom in the upcoming film or if Lawrence is simply tired of donning the blue make-up and latex prosthetics.

The direction the franchise seems to be heading is toward a cast of younger mutants. Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner and Alexandra Shipp are taking on the roles of Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse, and this could spell the end for young Magneto (Michael Fassbender), young Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) and even Mystique.

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So what will this mean for the franchise? It's hard to say. After all, it's scientifically proven that everything is better with more Jennifer Lawrence. But this could give her a chance to make more films with David O. Russell, and that's always a good thing for her and for audiences.

X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters May 27, 2016.

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