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Jennifer Lawrence may have to choose between Mystique and Katniss

Mar. 15, 2012by: Alex Maidy

Looks like Jennifer Lawrence may have her very own Sophie's choice to make.

It appears that both 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate are moving ahead with sequels to both THE HUNGER GAMES and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, respectively.  It appears that THE HUNGER GAMES is a sure thing for success at this point, even if the movie is not very good.

CATCHING FIRE, the second HUNGER GAMES novel, is being fast-tracked to shoot this summer and release on Thanksgiving next year.  The FIRST CLASS sequel has no announced dates of any kind, but Fox was looking to shoot this fall.  While there may or may not be any overlap, Hollywood has a long history of projects running long.

Fox seems to have the upper hand in this one since they are the more powerful studio, but there is no reason why they wouldn't drop Lawrence completely and recast the role.  I would prefer to see her don the body paint again, but I would be more concerned with bringing back the other cast members first.

If you had to choose between the two franchises, which would you rather see Jennifer Lawrence give up?

Extra Tidbit: My vote is for her to wear the red dress again. Humunah, humunah.

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5:21PM on 03/16/2012
As much as I loved X-Men she did suck Mystique...So I say The Hunger Games but maybe she'll get to do both.
As much as I loved X-Men she did suck Mystique...So I say The Hunger Games but maybe she'll get to do both.
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3:00PM on 03/16/2012

she is too...

established in the two roles to get cut...
established in the two roles to get cut...
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9:49AM on 03/16/2012

GOOD FOR HER

So few actors or actresses have the luxury to choose between 2 franchises!
Seen HG today, good surprise! Dirtlight bis it ain't ! FAR FROM IT !
So few actors or actresses have the luxury to choose between 2 franchises!
Seen HG today, good surprise! Dirtlight bis it ain't ! FAR FROM IT !
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4:26AM on 03/16/2012
oh come on she is just barely in her 20s & i am sure she can handle both, I mean actors like Sam Jackson, Nic Cage & Bruce Willis make like 5 movies a year, so why the hell can't she do both?
oh come on she is just barely in her 20s & i am sure she can handle both, I mean actors like Sam Jackson, Nic Cage & Bruce Willis make like 5 movies a year, so why the hell can't she do both?
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2:05AM on 03/16/2012

Hunger Games

I loved X-Men but it was more for Prof X and Magnus, the team was lame and she was not a good Mystique. I've seen her in other stuff and she's great but Fox has away of making good actors and directors look terrible. If only they stayed the hell out of the creative process maybe would could get back to the good old days of FOX, when I got excited at their production intro and not prepared for dissapointment.
I loved X-Men but it was more for Prof X and Magnus, the team was lame and she was not a good Mystique. I've seen her in other stuff and she's great but Fox has away of making good actors and directors look terrible. If only they stayed the hell out of the creative process maybe would could get back to the good old days of FOX, when I got excited at their production intro and not prepared for dissapointment.
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10:38PM on 03/15/2012
Hunger Games... and my goodness that pic of her in the swimsuit!!
Hunger Games... and my goodness that pic of her in the swimsuit!!
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10:30PM on 03/15/2012

Hunger Games will win hands-down

In X-Men, she's a supporting cast member while she's the star of The Hunger Games. If she has to choose, it's a no-brainer.

Actually, I could see Fox working around her schedule so they can keep a rising star in the series . . . that is, if her agent doesn't get too greedy.

P.S. - Catching Fire and Mockinjay will get green-lit. Trust me on this one.

In X-Men, she's a supporting cast member while she's the star of The Hunger Games. If she has to choose, it's a no-brainer.

Actually, I could see Fox working around her schedule so they can keep a rising star in the series . . . that is, if her agent doesn't get too greedy.

P.S. - Catching Fire and Mockinjay will get green-lit. Trust me on this one.

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9:37PM on 03/15/2012
If she really has to choose then there's no contest, she's gonna choose The Hunger Games. It will be a more lucrative franchise for her and it relies much more on her character, plus Mystique can be recast, given the nature of the character.
If she really has to choose then there's no contest, she's gonna choose The Hunger Games. It will be a more lucrative franchise for her and it relies much more on her character, plus Mystique can be recast, given the nature of the character.
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9:21PM on 03/15/2012
The "Hunger Games" trilogy is, quite handily, the one she will stay with, if it comes to that. She's the star of that entire franchise, and her character had very little to do in "First Class". So why should she even try to stay around for it's (unneeded) sequel?
The "Hunger Games" trilogy is, quite handily, the one she will stay with, if it comes to that. She's the star of that entire franchise, and her character had very little to do in "First Class". So why should she even try to stay around for it's (unneeded) sequel?
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8:45PM on 03/15/2012

Hunger Games Will Win

Jennifer Lawrence is the lead in the Hunger Games trilogy and is undoubtedly getting paid a lot more than in the X-Men movies. Fox probably won't be able to meet her price to appear as Mystique in another movie. Perhaps they can hire Leven Rambin to play the part; she won't be back for Catching Fire because her character's dead.
Jennifer Lawrence is the lead in the Hunger Games trilogy and is undoubtedly getting paid a lot more than in the X-Men movies. Fox probably won't be able to meet her price to appear as Mystique in another movie. Perhaps they can hire Leven Rambin to play the part; she won't be back for Catching Fire because her character's dead.
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8:32PM on 03/15/2012
Mystique every day and twice on Sunday. I'm sure Fox has her signed and signed first so I hope they push Hunger Games around.
Mystique every day and twice on Sunday. I'm sure Fox has her signed and signed first so I hope they push Hunger Games around.
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7:34PM on 03/15/2012
Anyone that has seen Winter's bone knows she is a talented actress, but I have to admit I wasn't blown away by her as Mystique. First Class was an awesome movie, but her character design (did she seem to have both a receding hairline AND huge hair as Mystique to anyone else?) and understated take on the character didn't serve the film well. Plus, she is THE star of Hunger Games so the choice would probably be obvious.
Anyone that has seen Winter's bone knows she is a talented actress, but I have to admit I wasn't blown away by her as Mystique. First Class was an awesome movie, but her character design (did she seem to have both a receding hairline AND huge hair as Mystique to anyone else?) and understated take on the character didn't serve the film well. Plus, she is THE star of Hunger Games so the choice would probably be obvious.
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7:28PM on 03/15/2012
Can't really judge her take on Katniss yet until the movie, but she was a great Mystique. As for which franchise, I'd just have to assume Hunger Games. She's not only the lead, but she's playing an iconic character that millions recognize. She also seems to enjoy the role, so she'd be kind of foolish to give that role up for what will probably be her biggest role yet, and possibly ever.
Can't really judge her take on Katniss yet until the movie, but she was a great Mystique. As for which franchise, I'd just have to assume Hunger Games. She's not only the lead, but she's playing an iconic character that millions recognize. She also seems to enjoy the role, so she'd be kind of foolish to give that role up for what will probably be her biggest role yet, and possibly ever.
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8:49AM on 03/18/2012
I've seen it. She rocks it, big time.
I've seen it. She rocks it, big time.
7:24PM on 03/15/2012

Yes Mystique!

She is a great mystic and there are not many women in Hollywood that is blessed with that kind of body and be able to act as well. It is good to see a curvacious women play a bad ass. Normally we get a bunch of sticks with hair. Hunger games can be played by many others but Mystic is a rare breed!
She is a great mystic and there are not many women in Hollywood that is blessed with that kind of body and be able to act as well. It is good to see a curvacious women play a bad ass. Normally we get a bunch of sticks with hair. Hunger games can be played by many others but Mystic is a rare breed!
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7:20PM on 03/15/2012
In terms of Story, there really is no reason why we'd need to see the none-blue Mystique in the sequel (we didn't see Rebecca Romijn in the first X-Men movie, she was in the make-up the whole film). Therefore, I expect X-Men would be easiest to drop.
In terms of Story, there really is no reason why we'd need to see the none-blue Mystique in the sequel (we didn't see Rebecca Romijn in the first X-Men movie, she was in the make-up the whole film). Therefore, I expect X-Men would be easiest to drop.
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7:15PM on 03/15/2012
She sucked as Mystique. I'd rather see an actress take over the part.
She sucked as Mystique. I'd rather see an actress take over the part.
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7:06PM on 03/15/2012
Give up Mystique.
Give up Mystique.
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6:51PM on 03/15/2012
I always thought she was too babyface to play Mystique. In makeup, she almost looked like a fish. Anyway, there is no doubt she's more important to the Hunger Games franchise.
I always thought she was too babyface to play Mystique. In makeup, she almost looked like a fish. Anyway, there is no doubt she's more important to the Hunger Games franchise.
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