It looks like Jennifer Lawrence may be giving some thought to appearing in future "X-Men" films. The actress, who turns 25 in August, has been a large part of the franchise since 2011 and is slated to play her character, Mystique, for a final time in "X-Men: Apocalypse." Recent comments from the actress, however, have led fans to believe she may not be done with the sci-fi series after all.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Lawrence hasn't fully said farewell to the "X-Men" franchise. She told the publication "there is hope" that she'll return for another film, adding that she would hate "to not be asked." While Lawrence said she loves working with everyone involved in the films, especially director Bryan Singer, her decision to leave Mystique in the past was largely related to the costume.
"I love working with Bryan, and I love these movies. It's just the paint," she said, adding that she had been less concerned about the consequences when she signed on to the role. "Now I'm almost 25 and I'm like, I can't even pronounce this and that's going in my nose? I'm breathing that?"
The Kentucky native announced her departure from "X-Men" during an interview with MTV News in March. She told the publication, "it's my last one actually." Lawrence offered no more information on the matter.
Lawrence was first introduced to the "X-Men" films in 2011 with "X-Men: First Class." Three years later, she reprised her role as Mystique in "X-Men: Days of Future Past," all the while working on other projects like "The Hunger Games" films and "Silver Linings Playbook."
"X-Men Apocalypse" will be released in May 2016. The film will also star actors such as James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Oscar Isaac and Channing Tatum. It remains unclear if anyone else in the cast has plans to leave the "X-Men" franchise.