There’s plenty a foot on the Internet for Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past. We’ve got a new featurette narrated by Singer and some rumors about a possible stand alone Mystique movie with the uber-popular Jennifer Lawrence.
Let’s start with the featurette. It’s the first in what will probably be a long list of clips, featurettes and behind the scenes looks at Singer’s latest foray into the X-Men franchise.
What did ya think? My bet is that this movie will continue the positive rejuvenation of the franchise that Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class started perhaps even sparking some individual X-Men character movies besides Wolverine.
Mystique is one X-Men character that is being whispered about for a stand alone movie, driven more by Jennifer Lawrence’s popularity than the strength of the character. Don’t get me wrong, Mystique is a fantastic character, but let’s face facts. If anyone besides Lawrence was playing the part, a stand alone movie would be a distant dream and not an active studio concept.
Everyone wants to mimic the Marvel Cinematic Universe concept and is looking to spin-off character’s for more movies and television shows. Sony has The Amazing Spider-Man and is spinning off Venom and The Sinister Six into movies, 20th Century Fox is talking about expanding their comic book movie library after Josh Trank‘s The Fantastic Four hits the big screen.
X-Men: Days of Future Past producer Lauren Shuler Donner recently said:
There was a regime [at the studio] that didn’t see the worth in [spin-offs], and the current people who run Fox understand, embrace it, and we’re going to do right by it. I’d like to do Gambit. I’d like to do Deadpool. We’ll see. There’s a lot of really great characters.
Simon Kinberg, the producer and writer in charge of Fox’s attempt to build a Marvel-like cinematic universe says:
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.
Fox would be foolish not to try to capitalize on Lawrence’s current popularity, she has shown she can carry a franchise and draw fans to the theater.
What Mystique story-line would you like them to explore on the big screen? There’s plenty of movie quality Mystique stories that would easily translate to the big screen.
Which of her costumes would you like to see?
I’d love to see Mystique, Nightcrawler, Wolverine (Cameo), and the rest of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants on the big screen. There’s all kinds of mischief that group could get up to.