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Jennifer Lawrence is "dying to come back" for more X-Men movies

The trilogy of X-Men prequel movies will come to an end later this year with X-Men: Apocalypse (opens in new tab). Jennifer Lawrence had previously stated (opens in new tab) that the film would mark her last appearance as the shapeshifting mutant Mystique, but she has since changed her tune.

"I am dying to come back", Lawrence told Empire (opens in new tab). "I love these movies, I love being in them. I love ensemble movies because it’s not on anyone’s shoulders." That's quite a 180!

Thanks in no small part to the Hunger Games franchise, Lawrence has had a massive growth in popularity since X-Men: First Class. She had a much more substantial role in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and the trailers for Apocalypse - which, interestingly, have Mystique appearing in human form more than her mutant form - make it look like she'll be even more prominent in the trilogy capper.

This doesn't necessarily mean that another X-Men film is in the works, but it's good to know that Lawrence is game to return should Bryan Singer and 20th Century Fox wish to tell more mutant stories. With Hugh Jackman apparently done with playing Wolverine after 2017, you could do worse than having Lawrence as the face of the franchise.

Directed by Bryan Singer and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Lawrence, Olivia Munn, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Rose Byrne, and Nicholas Hoult, X-Men: Apocalypse will now be released in UK cinemas on May 18, 2016 before making its way to US theatres on May 27, 2016.

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Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.