Newswire: Jennifer Lawrence shapeshifts into someone who’s done with the X-Men movies

The character of Mystique, a shapeshifting mutant with a grudge against Charles Xavier in the X-Men movies, has been more than ably portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence since 2011’s X-Men: First Class. But now it looks like the next installment, X-Men: Apocalypse, will be Lawrence’s last; MTV News reports that the actress will no longer be appearing in the films after her third appearance as the blue mutant.

Lawrence doesn’t give a reason for why she’s not continuing on with the enormously successful franchise. However, may have something to do with the eight-hour process it took for her to get into costume, even if that number dropped to three for the last film, X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Additionally, the casting of new names to play already-established roles means that the franchise is planning to have new actors take on these characters. Which makes sense, if the …

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