‘X-Men: Apocalyspe’ Will Focus On Mystique and Beast Relationship; Close Out ‘First Class’ Trilogy
Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 11:00 am
The first two films of the X-Men: First Class trilogy centered on the early days of Professor X and Magneto’s relationship. The bond between the two can be described as strange since they seem like they are friends but their opposing views put them on opposite corners of the war between humans and mutants. But there is one relationship that the prequels seem to have forgotten about: the relationship between Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Beast (Nicolas Hoult).
Now, Days Of Future Past screenwriter Simon Kinberg says X-Men: Apocalypse will focus on that relationship once more, and adds that Apocalypse will close out the First Class trilogy. Hit the jump to learn more.
Here’s Kinberg confirming to Collider that Apocalypse will end the First Class trilogy:
I will say that [X-Men: Apocalypse] is definitely the close of a trilogy for those First Class characters, which isn’t to say we won’t see them in future movies, hopefully we will, but it’s a completion of an arc for them. I think that the friendship between Erik and Charles, which has always been so integral to the franchise, is something we’re continuing to explore and hopefully deepen with Apocalypse. And the relationship between Beast and Mystique is a really interesting one that we didn’t have a lot of time to explore in Days of Future Past, so we’ll have an opportunity to do more of that in Apocalypse.
Now what Kinberg says doesn’t mean that the film would be completely about the relationship between Beast and Mystique. Mystique has been as intricate a part of the X-Men film franchise as Charles (Professor X), Erik (Magneto), and Logan (Wolverine), and Kinberg explains why he has been so intrigued by the shapeshifting mutant:
Part of what’s really interesting about Mystique’s character is that she is, in some ways, the child of both Erik and Charles. She grew up with Charles and then she sort of became a woman with Erik, so her being the cross-pollination, if you will, of those two philosophies and those two men is something we can explore in the movie too.
X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled for a May 27, 2016 release.