BY KATEY RICH
NOVEMBER 14, 2014 11:41 AM
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Winning an Oscar and being part of two mega-franchises at the same time isn’t easy, even for the seemingly super-human Jennifer Lawrence. Though she remains front and center of the Hunger Games franchise, Lawrence’s role as Mystique in the new X-Men films is more of a supporting part, and in last year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past Mystique played a crucial but relatively small role, seemingly allowing Lawrence to take a step back (or rush off to another set).
That won’t happen with the next X-Men adventure, it seems. In an article documenting just how busy Lawrence will be in the next few months, The Hollywood Reporter says that X-Men: Apocalypse is “being crafted” around Lawrence’s Mystique and Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, including a romance between the two of them. Sparks have flown between the characters since the first film, and the last one featured a memorable, intimate conversation between them in a cramped phone booth, so it makes sense for these two crazy mutants to take things to the next level.