Jennifer Lawrence Leaving X-Men After Apocalypse

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Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, who has played Mystique since 2011’s ‘X-Men: First Class’, confirmed in an MTV interview that the 2016 movie ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ will be her last in the franchise.

Lawrence, who took over the blue shape-shifting mutant character from Rebecca Romijn, told MTV that next year’s X-Men movie ‘is her last one, actually’ at the premiere of her depression-era drama Serena.

The 24-year-old star didn’t say why she’s leaving the hugely successful franchise, but it may have something to do with the hours and hours it took for her to get into costume.

Speaking with Colider last year, X-Men writer and producer Simon Kinberg hinted that Apocalypse would be Mystique’s last.

“I will say that X-Men: Apocalypse is definitely the close of a trilogy for those First Class characters, which isn’t to say we won’t see them in future movies, hopefully we will, but it’s a completion of an arc for them.”

Kiberg also said that the movie will deepen the relationship between Mystique and the blue furry mutant Beast, played by Lawrence’s ex-boyfriend, Nicholas Hoult.

“The relationship between Beast and Mystique is a really interesting one that we didn’t have a lot of time to explore in Days of Future Past, so we’ll have an opportunity to do more of that in Apocalypse.”

And Lawrence is not the only member of the series who might be leaving X-Men. Namely, Nicholas Hoult told E! Online that the 2016 installment of the series was the last movie he was signed up for, although he admitted he would return to the role for the right script.

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