As the last two X-Men movies, (First Class, Days Of Future Past), focused and pivoted around the relationship and rivalry of Prof X and Magneto it’s being hinted that the third movie in the current X-Men trilogy could shift focus entirely and centre on Mystique instead.
During an interview with movie website Collider writer Simon Kinsberg suggested that Apocalypse will bring the story of the current X-Men characters to a conclusion and that the relationship between Beast and Mystique will be further explored:
I will say that [X-Men: Apocalypse] is definitely the close of a trilogy for those First Class characters, which isn’t to say we won’t see them in future movies, hopefully we will, but it’s a completion of an arc for them. I think that the friendship between Erik and Charles, which has always been so integral to the franchise, is something we’re continuing to explore and hopefully deepen with Apocalypse. And the relationship between Beast and Mystique is a really interesting one that we didn’t have a lot of time to explore in Days of Future Past, so we’ll have an opportunity to do more of that in Apocalypse.
Obviously the entire film wouldn’t be based entirely on Lawrence’s character alone, there’s Hollywood egos to be catered for here people, but the concept of Mystique having a more central role is certainly an intriguing one.
X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled for release on May 27, 2016, with Bryan Singer directing.