Technically, X-Men: Apocalypse hasn’t even been released worldwide yet–but already Jennifer Lawrence has to field questions about whether or not she wants to return for another X-Men film. It’s not the first time she’s been asked the question, what with all the press junkets and interviews happening for the purposes of promoting the movie–but even she seems to be waffling on whether or not she even wants to do more of them.
Originally, it was being reported that Apocalypse would be the last one for J. Law as Mystique–and the actress has definitely made no secret of how she’s not a huge fan of the body painting process it takes to get her into the blue skin of the character (even if the overall number of hours has gone down drastically from First Class). Now, though, it sounds like she’d really only be interested in returning for future films if some of her co-stars do, too:
Fassbender and McAvoy and I were all talking. Like, ‘Will you come back?’ ‘I dunno.’ ‘I’ll come back, if you come back.’ Fox should be terrified because the deal we made was like if one of us doesn’t come back, none of us are. … I would love to come back. I love the fans and I love the character. But then you realize how important your year is, like how important three months out of your year is. I don’t know. I shouldn’t be that honest.
So the deal Lawrence cut with Fox really does seem to hinge on Fassbender and McAvoy’s willingness to come back, too–but I wouldn’t blame her for wanting to move on to new projects. Locking celebrities into multi-picture deals with a franchise is asking a lot of them (I’m reminded of Chris Evans, who negotiated his original deal as Captain America down from nine movies to a current six). At present, Lawrence will have starred in three of the X-Men films. It certainly wouldn’t be unreasonable of her to need a break.
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