3:10 pm EDT, November 12, 2014

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ to focus on Mystique and Magneto’s relationship

While X-Men: Apocalypse’s script has just recently been finalized, reports suggest that the film will focus on the development of Jennifer Lawrence’s relationship with Michael Fassbender’s character Magneto.

THR reports that director Bryan Singer and Fox plan on taking advantage of the mega-stars they happened to cast back in X-Men: First Class. Jennifer Lawrence plays Mystique, and Michael Fassbender plays Magneto, and their relationship will reportedly be the main focus on X-Men: Apocalypse.

While a lot of X-Men film history was erased during X-Men: Days of Future Past, it looks like Magneto and Mystique’s romantic relationship will be developed and be highlighted in the X-Men sequel.

We know from previous films that Magneto and Mystique become lovers and essentially life partners while they fight for mutant rights, but their relationship has struggled to get off the ground in the first two X-Men prequels.

After what happened in X-Men: Days of Future Past, we imagine there will be a lot for Mystique and Magneto to work through before their relationship buds again, but it’s interesting that a film as big as X-Men: Apocalypse is planning on focusing on their love story.

It’s definitely a smart move though, as the two actors have become massive stars since being cast in the roles in X-Men: First Class. Jennifer Lawrence has continued to rise to superstardom with her Hunger Games franchise, and continues putting in Oscar-worthy performances in between her franchise films.

Michael Fassbender has somewhat of a similar story, putting out excellent performances in between larger films, with an Oscar nod this past season for his role in 12 Years a Slave. We look forward to seeing the two work more closely in Apocalypse, along with seeing the all-powerful mutant gracing the big screen.

X-Men: Apocalypse is set to be directed by Bryan Singer, with Simon Kinberg penning the script, and will be released in theaters May 27, 2016. The studio recently announced that filming will begin in Canada this April.

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