The Mystique we're familiar with from the first three X-Men films was a shapeshifting henchlady portrayed by supermodel Rebecca Romijn. Though in those films, she's loyal to Magneto, in the upcoming prequel X-Men: First Class, she starts out an idealistic member of the School for Gifted Mutants played by Oscar nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence. A new character trailer, like those for The Beast, Banshee, and Havoc that debuted yesterday, is now available, introducing us to Miss Raven Darkholme, and hinting at her relationship with Magneto, played this time by Michael Fassbender.
I can't believe director Matthew Vaughn is showing an even younger, pint-sized version of Mystique, as that makeup process seems like it should be illegal under current child labor laws. In the film, Jennifer Lawrence will be joining the fist X-group established by Magneto and James McAvoy's Charles Xavier, along with Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Caleb Landry Jones, Lucas Till, and Edi Gathegi. The cast is rounded out by Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Jason Flemyng, Michael Ironside, and Oliver Platt. It looks like we can expect more of these character trailers between now and the June 3rd release of X-Men: First Class.