As for other characters, Simon Kinsberg actually has Mystique in mind, saying:
“I love what Jen Lawrence has done with her, and I feel like because she is in such a crowded ensemble, there’s so much more opportunity if you were to follow her solo.”
It makes sense that Fox would want to keep Lawrence around a bit longer. Her X-Men contract is up after Apocalypse, and with The Hunger Games franchise ending soon, she’s bound to have more free time on her hands. She’s also a pop culture goddess at the moment and a huge box office commodity. But will the 23 year-old Oscar winner want to fill her time with more time in Mystique’s full-body blue makeup?
The second question that a possible Mystique film raises is, “Does she deserve her own movie?” DOFP marks her fifth film appearance, but she’s always played second fiddle to the more front-and-center mutants. In fact, she’s been little more than a Magneto sidekick thus far (and barely even spoke in the original trilogy), so I find it hard to picture how well she’d be able to lead a film of her own.
Of course, anything is possible. Mystique has a long and interesting history in the comics, and has even led a few mutant teams of her own over the years, like The Brotherhood of Mutants and Freedom Force. So if they did decide to make it, they could easily find some inspiration in the source material.
As of right now, this is all just conjecture, mixed with a few quotes from producers hopeful of keeping their long-running franchise going. It’s definitely possible for these characters to be given compelling solo stories, but that may run the risk of going against the team-up premise that makes the X-Men franchise stand out amongst their competition at the cinema.
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