It seems that Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) will play a larger role in this film than in X-Men: First Class — not too surprising, given her precipitous rise to stardom. I’ve been really happy with the recasting of Mystique, because while I generally liked Rebecca Romijn’s portrayal of Mystique, Lawrence plays a much more relatable version of the some-day-villainess (admittedly, that has more to do with how the role was written). I’m wondering if we won’t see a more cynical, Romijn-esque version of the character in the scenes of DoFP that are set in the future. Given Mystique’s immunity to aging, I think it will be interesting to see the same actress demonstrate discernibly different personalities within the context of her character’s inexperience/experience.
As if Mystique’s seemingly expanded role weren’t enough to be excited about,
Tyrion Bolivar Trask finally brings us Sentinels! And am I the only one digging Charles’ full-on American Hustle-esque hairstyle?