X Men: Apocalypse star Jennifer Lawrence will only return if Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy do

The Oscar-winner's three-picture deal draws to a close with the latest film in the series

Jacob Stolworthy
Friday 20 May 2016 11:48

Jennifer Lawrence has always been quite vocal about her plans when it comes to the X-Men franchise.

The actor joined the series in 2011's X-Men: First Class, starring as a younger incarnation of Mystique (originally played by Rebecca Romijn) and has returned for the two subsequent outings, Days of Future Past (2014) and newly-released Apocalypse.

With her three-picture deal now at its expiry, fans are wondering whether she and fellow actors Michael Fassbender (Magneto) and James McAvoy (Professor X) will return for more.

Speaking to EW, the Oscar-winner said: “Fassbender and 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.”

Lawrence, who will next star in Morten Tyldum's Passengers alongside Chris Pratt, went on to say: “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.”

Considering she's one of Hollywood's highest paid actors, she's right to be ambivalent - even more so considering the lacklustre reception X-Men: Apocalypse has been generating.

The latest film, which introduces Oscar Isaac, Oscar Isaac and Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner to the ensemble, is released in cinemas today.

Here is our analysis of the mysterious post-credits scene; steer clear if you're attempting to avoid spoilers.

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