Jennifer Lawrence swaps her icy-blonde locks for her shimmery blue skin as she steps back into her role as the X-Men’s Mystique for the new Apocalypse movie (ya know, now that she’s not being held in a tiny airport jail), but there might be much more in store for our fave celeb/mutant duo than just saving the world yet again. News is buzzing that the shape-shifting kickass character might be getting a movie of her very own.

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The role of Mystique was first played by Rebecca Romijn before our girl Jennifer Lawrence took it over for the franchise’s last six films. But now, X-Men director Bryan Singer has suggested that the character, who’s become a massively popular draw, could be striking out on her own.

Talking to Empire, Singer explained, “I think [Mystique’s] right for [a solo movie], whether it’s Jennifer or not.” Um, yes and no. Yes, to a Mystique movie. No, you can’t consider anyone but JLaw, kthxbai. He went on to reveal that the blue-tinged mutant who can take on any form within an instant “has this different view of the world… a reality check on the state of the world. It opens up a lot of avenues.” Those sound like some avenues that should definitely be explored.


If a Mystique movie were to happen (*fingers crossed*), it might be a while before it hits the screens, as it would have to line up behind other X-Men projects already slated, including Hugh Jackman’s final Wolverine film and Gambit, which will see Channing Tatum in the title role (can’t stop squee-ing over this!), as well as a second adventure along with quirky R-rated Deadpool.

A Mystique movie might not be at the top of the movie-makers’ list, but we’re sure it will be #1 for plenty of hopeful JLaw + X-Men fans.

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(h/t Hollywood Reporter, photos via X-Men/Twentieth Century Fox)