Good grief. Errr…I mean…yay? At the end of X-Men: Age of Apocalypse (SPOILERS HERE!), we see Mystique leading a new team of X-Men through a Danger Room simulation. That’s right, she’s leading the X-Men. Now, director Bryan Singer knows this doesn’t align with Mystique’s portrayal in, well, 99.9% of X-Men comic books, and at least 80% of X-Men movie continuity. But, like a true master immersed in his art, he looked hard at the source material, the actual Marvel comic book series, Age of Apocalypse. Using this, he noticed the upheaval of traditional comic book depictions of heroes and villains, leading him to the following conclusion: Mystique is perfect for a spin-off film.
“[It’s my] kind of my homage to the Age of Apocalypse comic – everyone sort of switches roles. Obviously I didn’t tell that full story, but people’s sides are switched, alliances are changed. I think [Mystique’s] right for [a standalone], whether it’s Jennifer or not. She has this different view of the world: 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.”
So, what do YOU think of a possible Mystique solo film? HMMM?
X-Men: Apocalypse is playing, like…NOW!