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Jennifer Lawrence Would Rather Play Mystique in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Than Next ‘X-Men’

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Jennifer Lawrence wants in on the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise, according to an interview with MTV she that did during a junket with her “Passengers” co-star Chris Pratt.

“I would love to,” Lawrence said when asked about appearing in the “Guardians” universe. “I would choose that over doing another ‘X-Men’ movie maybe,” she laughed.

“I won’t be Mystique in the ‘X-Men’ movies, but I would love to be Mystique in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ I wonder if I could do that,” she said.

Pratt smiled at the camera and joked, “It just happened.” He said, shaking her hand. “This is a binding legal contract.”

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Lawrence has been wishy-washy about her future with the “X-Men” franchise. When asked about shooting “X-Men: Apocalypse” in a 2015 interview, Lawrence said it would be her “last one.” Then, almost exactly a year later she told reporters that she was “dying to come back.”

The chances of her jokey response coming true are slim to none considering the “Guardians” sequel is in post production and set to hit theaters on May 5, 2017. Pratt and Lawrence, meanwhile are getting ready to launch their sci-fi film, which opens Dec. 21.

At the film’s L.A. premiere, Lawrence told Variety, “This is kind of a huge step for me, sort of like graduating from ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘X-Men.'”

“It’s scary to make that first step but I have faith in this material,” she said. “I’m not nervous and that’s a very strong indicator.”

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