Katniss Everdeen wouldn’t stand a chance! Jennifer Lawrence has reprised her role as Mystique in the X-Men sequel, Days of Future Past—and she is back with a vengeance. In a new video clip from the movie, the Oscar winner shows off her impressive action skills—bending, snapping, and wreaking havoc on her opponents in the upcoming flick.
As the terrifying shape-shifter, Lawrence is first disguised as a mysterious man attending a demonstration meeting led by Peter Dinklage‘s character, Bolivar Trask. The demo, it turns out, is for a new weapon that can identify mutants, and once it’s turned on, the instrument immediately traces the mutant in the room.
Mystique (a role originated by Rebecca Romijin) quickly transforms into her blue spiky-skinned, red-headed, gleaming-eyed self, and immediately launches into an action-packed sequence. Leaping over tables and gracefully writhing across the floor, J. Law deftly delivers blows left and right.
Though the tough moves were most likely delivered by a stunt double, Lawrence admitted that training and preparing for X-Men in the past was no easy feat. “It was a long process,” Lawrence told The Telegraph back in 2011. “I just got tired thinking about it… I have scars.”
Even so, movie producer/writer Simon Kinberg recently told Entertainment Weekly that producers are vying for more J. Law-Mystique action. “I love what Jen Lawrence has done with her,” Kinberg said of Mystique’s double-edged character. “I feel like because she is in such a crowded ensemble, there’s so much more opportunity if you were to follow her solo,” he added.
X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters May 22. Watch the clip and tell Us what you think!
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