X-Men: First Class Sequel to Shoot in January

The trade says that Fox was originally planning on filming the Matthew Vaughn-directed “X-Men” follow-up this fall, which would have conflicted with Lawrence’s Catching Fire, a movie Lionsgate is targeting for an August-September start date. If that had happened, however, Fox would have won out considering the studio would have been able to exercise the sequel option on her contract, which she signed before her “Hunger Games” deal.

Lawrence will reprise her role of Mystique and is expected to be joined again by the likes of James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Caleb Landry Jones and Lucas Till.