Lawrence, Shipp Talk Their “X-Men” Future

Last year Jennifer Lawrence made it pretty clear she had no desire to return to the “X-Men” franchise after the upcoming ‘Apocalypse,’ she then changed her tune earlier this year suggesting that she’d like to return. Now she’s sticking with that latter story on the eve of the release of the new film, the actress revealing to EW this week that she’d like to return but there’s a condition:

“I would love to come back. I love the fans and I love the character. But then you realize how important your year is, like how important three months out of your year is. I don’t know. I shouldn’t be that honest…. Fassbender and McAvoy and I were all talking like, ‘Will you come back?’ ‘I dunno.’ ‘I’ll come back if you come back.’ Fox should be terrified because the deal we made was like if one of us doesn’t come back, none of us are.”

They aren’t the only ones. Actress Alexandra Shipp, who plays Storm in the new film, says she’d love to do more be it a cameo in “New Mutants” to a full new “X-Men” film. She tells IGN:

“I’d love to reprise her in many different movies and be able to show people different sides of her because she is so multidimensional and I think that the people who love Storm at least as much as I do, really want to see that.”

The next “X-Men” film is reportedly set to take place in the 1990s with Mr. Sinister tipped to be the most likely villain we’ll see. Meanwhile ‘Apocalypse’ opens in cinemas around the world this weekend, and to help push the film there’s a period-appropriate fake commercial offering enrolment for potential students at Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters.