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Published On: Thu, Apr 10th, 2014

Gambit, Deadpool movies on the table at Fox, Jennifer Lawrence in ‘Mystique’ film as well

Fox is increasingly more committed to their X-Men franchise, attempting to find the success of Marvel’s universe.

jennifer-lawrence-mystique-x-men-days-of-future-pastWhile promoting the next film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, producers have now told Entertainment Weekly Thursday that solo Mystique, Gambit, and Deadpool films are all on the table when that franchise takes off.

“There was a regime [at the studio] that didn’t see the worth in [spin-offs], and the current people who run Fox understand, embrace it, and we’re going to do right by it,” says producer Lauren Shuler Donner, who’s produced all of the X-Men films. “I’d like to do Gambit. I’d like to do Deadpool. We’ll see. There’s a lot of really great characters.”

Producer/writer Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class) also says he likes the idea of a Gambit spin-off and one for Mystique. “I love what Jen Lawrence has done with her, and I feel like because she is in such a crowded ensemble, there’s so much more opportunity if you were to follow her solo,” Kinberg says.

X-Men: Days of Future Past brings together Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, and Patrick Stewart with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Shawn Ashmore, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, and Evan Peters.

X-Men Days of Future Past opens in theaters May 23, 2014

The studio has so far dated the next mutant flick, X-Men: Apocalypse, for May 27, 2016, and a sequel to The Wolverine for March 3, 2017.

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