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X-Men: First Class sequel to shoot in January 2013

Jennifer Lawrence is one in-demand lady. Given the roaring trade that The Hunger Games is currently doing worldwide, it's easy to forget that she's already attached to another major franchise: the rebooted X-Men .

According to a report by Heat Vision , the Matthew Vaughn-directed X -sequel will now shoot in January 2013, to avoid a clash with THG sequel Catching Fire (aiming to get started by September this year).

The newly agreed shooting schedule will mean that Lawrence will be able to work on both sequels, which is pleasing for fans of each series.

There's still some debate as to whether Gary Ross will return to direct Catching Fire , as no deal has been made, but a Heat Vision source is confident that Ross will stick with the franchise.

Makes sense - Ross was far from an obvious choice but he managed to adapt Suzanne Collins' novel with a minimum of cheese.

When we caught up with Lawrence to talk Hunger Games a while back, she told us that she hadn't heard any more than mumbles on an X-Men sequel at that point.

Asked what she'd like to happen with her character, she responded with a chuckle: "I'd like to see Mystique wear clothes!"

Jennifer Lawrence will next be seen in House At The End Of The Street , and after that she has a Bradley Cooper double-bill with The Silver Linings Playbook and Serena .

Read our Hunger Games review .


Read our X-Men: First Class review .


I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.