With the recent confirmation that there will be a "Gambit" solo spin-off film starring Channing Tatum, I would like to reveal that, due in no small part to the confidence those in charge of the "X-Franchises" at FOX have in the franchise, (especially after the incredible "X-Men: Days of Future Past" keeps getting positive reactions) , there should be quite a few solo films starring Marvel's Mutants in the next few years.
"Deadpool wasn't given his due in 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'. So we'd like to give him that", said "X-Men" film producer Lauren Shuler-Donner to me last week. "I think there's an interesting movie to be made about Remy LeBeau, who I'm sure you know as Gambit and there are a few other possibilities."
One of those is definitely having Jennifer Lawrence, arguably the most bankable actress on the planet right now, following-up what is basically a kick-ass, costarring role in X-Men: Days of Future Past with a solo film to strut her stuff.
"Well, I would like it", Shuler-Donner said. It's definitely a possibility."
"It's definitely possible", says X-Men: Days of Future Past producer Hutch Parker. "'Days of Future Past' invites us to put the spotlight on and explore a lot of great characters - and I would definitely put Mystique on that list."
Parker said that the "Big Three" tent poles of the X-Franchise from the beginning - Wolverine, Professor X and Magneto has, with Lawrence's performance in "Days of Future Past", been expanded to a Big Four.
"I think everyone's a possibility, but I have to admit I do love writing for Jennifer Lawrence", 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' writer Simon Kinberg told me. "I would write every scene in every movie she does if I could."
"She's a very funny and passionate actress with a ton of class", Kinberg concluded. "She's very professional and has a lot of passion for the Mystique character. So we'll see."