Mystique is more than just a hero to the younger mutants. Check out this featurette from X-Men: Apocalypse that shows how much of a positive influence this blue-hued queen has on the newer generation. Many fans have issues with the fact that Jennifer Lawerence’s Raven has such a huge role in the franchise, and it seems is even taking the lead in the latest film. A majority of fans want to see Mystique finally cross over to the dark side and become a villain, or just get killed off as they are displeased with Marvel’s take on her. The official plot of Apocalypse is described as such:
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped 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, 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 with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 18. Personally, I’m not blue at all at the thought of Jennifer’s Mystique rounding up the young troops and teaching them how to defeat evil. Good for her!