Magneto and Mystique Are Likely to Return in X-Men 7: Dark Phoenix

05/18/2017

There’s been a lot of updates for the X-Men franchise as of late.

 

Earlier this week, word broke out that X-Men star Michel Fassbender might actually return to the big screen as Magneto in X-Men: Dark Phoenix after reports came out that James McAvoy wouldn’t be reprising his role as Professor X in X-Men: New Mutants. Now, new reports indicate that Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique may join Magneto in the upcoming X-Men film as well. CinemaBlend caught up with producer Hutch Parker, who was asked if they have plans to bring both Magneto and Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique back for this 90s-set adventure. Here's what he had to say below.

"I'd rather not confirm any of those officially, but yes, the current story that we're working on has that group involved as well as some of the younger characters that we introduced last time."

While Parker refused to 100% confirm that the duo would be involved, he insinuated that it would almost certainly be the case. The X-Men: First Class comprises that movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and X-Men: Apocalypse – and the characters that appeared prominently throughout that trilogy include Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Professor X (James McAvoy), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), and Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne).

Other characters that are likely to return include Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Jubilee (Lana Condor), and Quicksilver (Evan Peters), although Parker did not say anything about who would return aside from suggesting that the First Class trio would all be coming back. But what’s also of interest are the rumors that Rogue, who first appeared in the original 2000 X-Men movie (which took place around the year it came out). When Hutch Parker was asked about Rogue's involvement, the producer had this to say.

"We're all sorting out exactly which mutants will be part of it, and which ones won't. It is a bit more expansive than... obviously Logan was a bit more intimate of a story. This one's a bit more expansive, and you know the comics, so you know how and why. We're still kind of sorting that through."

We'll undoubtedly learn who is actually involved in Dark Phoenix in the next few weeks and months, including whether Simon Kinberg is directing as well as writing, because the film is scheduled for a release on November 2, 2018, while it will be preceded by New Mutants on April 13, 2018, and Deadpool 2 on June 1, 2018.