Friday, April 6, 2012

‘X-Men: First Class’ Sequel to Film in January, Avoiding ‘Hunger Games’ Conflict

She was relatively unknown to mainstream audiences when she donned the blue body paint as Mystique in last summer’s X-Men: First Class, but after The Hunger Games took the moviegoing world by storm last month, Jennifer Lawrence is in high demand.

Because the Oscar-nominated actress will be shooting Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire in the fall, 20th Century Fox – the studio behind the X-Men movie franchise – has agreed to hold off on shooting the next X-Men film until next January. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate originally wanted to “hold” all Catching Fire actors for seven months, however critics of that demand – including Fox – convinced the studio to change its mind.

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