No doubt we’ve heard certain sweeping statements from other actors before. There was a time when Robert Downey Jr. was talking big about walking away from Marvel, and same goes for Chris Evans. Now Jennifer Lawrence is the latest to claim that she’ll be hanging up the latex and bodypaint.
Chatting with MTV, the actress revealed that “X-Men: Apocalypse” will be her last foray into the world of mutants. “It is my last one, actually,” adding with a short but affirmative “yes.” This might come as a blow to 20th Century Fox executives who last spring expressed a desire to launch a bunch of spinoff X-movies, including one for Mystique. But should everyone really start freaking out? Nah —it’s likely that her contract is expiring. This is what Nicholas Hoult said about the future of the Beast earlier this month.
There’s no way Fox retconned the entire franchise only to let an Academy Award winning actress and a bunch of rising young stars walk away. Expect a truckload of money to dropped at the feet of Lawrence and co. sometime before “X-Men: Apocalypse” opens on May 27, 2016, or shortly thereafter.