/x-men-apocalypse-beast-mystique-relationship/In a story from early October, producer Simon Kinberg revealed that a huge chunk of the X-Men: Apocalypse storyline will focus on Beast (Nicholas Hoult) and Mystique's (Jennifer Lawrence) strained relationship. Now, we have word that the plot will also feature a blooming romance between Mystique and Magento (Michael Fassbender).
Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Michael Fassbender are destined to be locked in the X-Men franchise's second greatest love triangle, behind Wolverine, Jean Gray and Cyclops. This comes from THR, who have an extensive piece about Jennifer Lawrence's upcoming slate of projects.
According to the site, the Magento and Mystique love affair will be 'front and center', and serves as the epicenter of this particular plot. X-Men: Apocalypse itself is the final chapter in the trilogy set up by X-Men: First Class that was continued in X-Men: Days of Future Past. While Magneto and Mystique have had a continuous and somewhat tumultuous relationship in the past, it seems their inevitable union will finally get its due here.
Because of the in-demand actress' busy schedule, X-Men: Apocalypse is actually being crafted around Jennifer Lawrence and her Mystique character. Though she has a number of projects in the wings, 20th Century Fox has been unwilling to shift the start dates on this sequel, with production set to begin in April. Fox plans on taking full advantage of both Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender's star power at the moment, and that is one of the reasons the story is being molded specifically around these two characters.
James McAvoy is also set to reprise his role as Charles Xavier. The screenplay is coming from franchise mainstay producer Simon Kinberg, who is working alongside Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris. Shooting will take place in Montreal for a summer 2016 release date.