Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy Discuss the X-Men Franchise

X-Men: Apocalypse stars Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy discuss the film and the franchise

This Friday, 20th Century Fox is turning back the clock and inviting Marvel Comics fans to visit their X-Men universe in the 1980s as part of the latest big screen mutant ensemble, X-Men: Apocalypse. All this week, we’ll be bringing you interviews with the film’s cast and crew, continuing today in a conversation with stars Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy. Check it out in the player below!

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X-Men: Apocalypse sees Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy reprise their respective roles as Mystique (aka Raven Darkholme) and Professor Charles Xavier in a story that continues both the new X-Men trilogy launched with Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class as well as the overall cinematic X-Universe. The pair chat with us about what it means to be a part of a franchise and what it takes to have them want to keep returning for more films.

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Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

X-Men: Apocalypse also stars Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, Lucas Till as Havok, Evan Peters as Quicksilver and newcomers Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Ben Hardy as Angel, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Olivia Munn as Psylocke and Lana Condor as Jubilee. Oscar Isaac is starring as the film’s title antagonist.

Catch Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy back in action as Mystique and Xavier when X-Men: Apocalypse makes its debut this Memorial Day weekend!