Yesterday we saw three X-Men: First Class character trailers for Banshee (Caleb Landry Jones), Havok (Lucas Till) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult). Now it’s the turn of Mystique, played by Oscar nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence.
We see a young Raven Darkholme all blue and scaly, more of the Mystique/Beast love story, and get a glimpse at the origins of the Mystique and Magneto alliance.
Last year Lawrence spoke about the arc of Mystique in X-Men: First Class, and how her version differs from the one we saw in the trilogy:
For most of the movie, I’m “me” as Raven Darkholme. This is before she’s a mutant and proud as Mystique. In First Class, Raven’s more of an insecure teenager who’s dealing with the insecurity that she’s blue and scaly. Then she learns to start embracing it.
In a sense, Rebecca Romijn and I are playing two different Mystiques. Her version is comfortable, and badass in her own skin, but my Raven is about figuring herself out, and wondering if it would be better to remain in her natural form.
We can probably expect more character trailers as the June 3rd release date edges closer.