LOS ANGELES, May 20 (UPI) — Jennifer Lawrence is still unsure whether or not she will be returning to Fox’s “X-Men” franchise following the release of “X-Men: Apocalypse.”
The actress whose three-picture contract with the studio expires with “Apocalypse” along with co-stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Nicholas Hoult, spoke with Entertainment Weekly Friday about how if one decides to leave, they all will.
“Fassbender and McAvoy and I were all talking,” she explained “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.”
Still, Lawrence noted that she is open to staying with the series as mutant Mystique as she’s done since 2011’s “X-Men: First Class.”
“I would love to come back,” she said. “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.”
In April, the 25-year-old shared similar sentiments proclaiming “I am dying to come back. I love these movies, I love being in them. I love ensemble movies because it’s not on anyone’s shoulders.”
Should Lawrence and her fellow co-stars decide to return, the next film in the “X-Men” series will take place in the ’90s according to producer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg.
“Apocalypse” opens in theaters May 27 and features the last of the X-Men remaining from Days of Future Past, including leader Professor X (McAvoy), Mystique (Lawrence) and Beast (Hoult) as earth’s only defense as they accompany a team of rookie heroes, including Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Quicksilver (Evan Peters) and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), in order to take on the all-powerful Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) and his Four Horsemen, Magneto (Fassbender), Psylocke (Olivia Munn), Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Angel (Ben Hardy).