Jennifer Lawrence Will Return For More ‘X-Men’…Under One Condition
Jennifer Lawrence isn’t contracted for another X-Men sequel, but back in March she seemed pretty happy about the possibility of returning for more films. It’s been two months since then, and while Lawrence appears to be a little less eager about it now, she says that she’ll reprise the role of Raven…there’s just one thing that has to happen. Or maybe two.
I would love to come back. I love the fans and I love the character. But then you realize how important your year is, like how important three months out of your year is. I don’t know. I shouldn’t be that honest.
But she should be that honest! She’s always quite candid, and she’s right: it’s three months that could be spent working on a role that might earn another Oscar, for instance. Still, there’s one thing that would guarantee Lawrence’s return to the X-Men franchise:
[Michael] Fassbender and [James] McAvoy and I were all talking. Like, ‘Will you come back?’ ‘I dunno.’ ‘I’ll come back, if you come back.’ Fox should be terrified because the deal we made was like if one of us doesn’t come back, none of us are.
So if Fassbender and / or McAvoy decide they don’t feel like returning, Lawrence won’t be back, either. Rumor has it that the next sequel may involve a rehash of Jean Grey’s Dark Phoenix story, which makes McAvoy’s involvement kind of necessary. As for Fassbender and Lawrence…well, we’ll see.
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27.