Jennifer Lawrence Is Suddenly Very Interested in Doing More X-Men Movies

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Hey, remember when Jennifer Lawrence said X-Men: Apocalypse was going to be her last X-Men film? Well, not so much anymore. She’s now “dying to come back” for another X-flick, which should be good news for every fan of cinema’s best-loved, practically naked blue shapshifter.

I imagine either Fox pulled the proverbial (or literal) dumptruck full of cash to Lawrence’s Hollywood estate, or at the very least that they are in negotiations for said dumptruck; certainly Fox wants as many X-Men movies as possible, as well as for the incredibly popular actress to star in all of them. But my question, as always, is this: Where the hell does an X-Men franchise stuck in the past go next?

Could Bryan Singer get one more movie out of the current franchise? Would it be set in the ‘90s? Would, given the movie’s recent love of adapting key comic storylines, the story be about the X-Men’s biggest foe for that decade, Onslaught? Would, given Apocalypse’s acceptance of the comic costumes, look to the X-Men’s most iconic ‘90s Because I would do some horrible things to get this in live-action:

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Okay, I’ve solved it. The next movie is X-Men: Onslaught and it’s going full ‘90s. I imagine Bryan Singer has already thought of all of this himself, but if he hasn’t, he’s welcome to the idea because it is awesome. Fox, please contact me and I’ll tell you where to deliver my dumptruck full of money.


Rob Bricken was the Editor of io9 from 2016-18, the creator of the poorly named but fan-favorite news site Topless Robot, and now writes nerd stuff for many places, because it's all he's good at.

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Either she had a great time making the last one or they’re giving her a serious ton of money (and probably some degree of power over what gets made), because being painted blue every fucking day cannot be fun. Clearly Fox sees her as the new face of the franchise since Jackman is leaving and have told her so. Ego stroking and money are a hard combination to resist.

My sympathies for X-fans, because as you see Mystique is being made not just an X-Man, but the freaking leader. If they adopt more works, she’s basically going to be playing the Cylops/Storm role.