Should Mystique Get An X-Men Solo Movie?

After the box office and the Rotten Tomatoes critics were not kind to X-Men: Apocalypse, the X-Men franchise is not looking so good. Still, Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg are staying hopeful and have been talking about a Mystique solo movie yet again. They were both kinder then the average audience to Jennifer Lawrence. X-Men fans have been complaining about Lawrene portrayal of Mystique. From the lack blue skin to the lost of lizard-like movements, audiences have lots to say to the blue mutant. Just as the audience were ready to forgive Lawrence for her amazing action scenes in X-Men: Days of Future Past, JLaw was criticized for her uninspired performance in X-Men: Apocalypse. The question now is would a Mystique solo movie benefit with the audience’s love and hate relationship with Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique?

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If you would have asked me if I wanted a Mystique solo movie in the era of the 2000s X-Men, I would have said “yes please.” However, I knew the character was not as popular as it is now and if you would have asked the same question to a broader audience, it would of probably been a negative response. The character only grew in popularity as the franchise advanced.  Now, if we asked audiences if they wanted a Mystique solo movie after Days of Future Past, then you would have gotten a lot more people on board. Mystique had some awesome action scenes and her story was fascinating. Too bad, Lawrence could not bring that momentum into Apocalypse. JLaw looked like she did not want to be there. She had nothing to do in the film and she looked like Katniss in The Hunger Games.

Do I want a Mystique solo movie? My answer is still yes. Do I want Jennifer Lawrence to star in it? That is where it gets tricky. I would certainly want Lawrence to star as Mystique from Days of Future Past and not Katniss from Apocalypse. I would not mind seeing one Mystique movie where she has some fight scenes and storyline that differs from the X-Men films. However, I believe the best answer to the question is bring back Rebecca Romijn as an older version of Mystique. Have it set in the future and make a compelling story for her character to bloom. I would love a movie where it would focus on the relationship of Mystique and Nightcrawler. And of course, they would need to bring back Alex Cummings as Nightcrawler. I feel a lot of fans would be dying to see Rebecca Romijn return as Mystique. I’m sure there is an X-Men storyline for her character that has not been explored in the movie.

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A Mystique movie would be no doubt a risky movie. Audiences have this on and off relationship with the character. However, I believe having a solo movie would still be a great idea. The movie just needs to have Mystique shape-shift and fight a lot. These are the main reason why X-Men fans have loved the character. She has such a cinematic super power that should be used more in…there I say…her solo movie?

What do you guys think? Should there be a Mystique solo movie? If so, who should star?

 

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