Jennifer Lawrence Might Be Getting Her Own X-Men Movie
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.
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)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!