‘X-Men’ Director Bryan Singer Makes Case for Mystique Solo Film

“It opens up a lot of avenues,” Singer says of the possibility

“X-Men” director Bryan Singer says popular franchise character Mystique should get her own standalone movie.

“I think [Mystique’s] right for [a standalone movie], whether it’s Jennifer [Lawrence] or not,” he told The Empire Film Podcast. “Xavier can get into Cerebro and look at the world, but he’d rather just teach classes and see the beauty of mutants and humans co-existing in his mansion in Westchester. Along comes Raven with a reality check on the state of the world. It opens up a lot of avenues.”

Jennifer Lawrence played Mystique in the last three “X-Men” films, but her three-picture deal expired with “Apocalypse,” which hit theaters last weekend. In May, the actress said that while she is unsure about doing more films, she would “love to come back.”

“[Michael] Fassbender and [James] McAvoy and I were all talking,” she said, “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.”

Rebecca Romijn played Mystique in the first three “X-Men” films.

So far, only Hugh Jackman‘s “Wolverine” has gotten a standalone movie from the “X-Men” franchise. In February, “Deadpool” hit theaters starring X-Man Colossus. Jackman will reprise his role as the clawed mutant in “Wolverine 3,” set for release March 3, 2017.