In addition to a new look at the mutant-hunting Sentinels, Empire’s impressive 25 variant covers for their latest all-X-Men issue offers a new, revealing glimpse at Jennifer Lawrence back in blue as the shape-shifting assassin Mystique.
You may notice that the “Days of Future Past” version of Mystique looks noticeably different from how she appeared in “X-Men: First Class.”
Speaking with director Bryan Singer back when the first trailer for the mutant meet-up arrived, he explained to MTV News that the character design for Mystique was rejiggered to bring her closer to what Rebecca Romijn looked like in the original “X-Men” movies.
The result is a very blue Jennifer Lawrence that’s also a very bare Jennifer Lawrence.
But Mystique isn’t the only mutant to grace her own cover of the latest Empire, the magazine also features our best look yet at Quicksilver, the character both “Days of Future Past” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” will feature in different iterations. (Aaron Taylor-Johnson will play an entirely seperate Quicksilver in the upcoming Marvel Studios sequel.) The “X-Men” version of the ultra-fast character has already met a lot of criticism on the internet for some dated, on-the-nose design details, like his silver hair, jacket and goggles.
The Empire covers also confirm a story that was originally reported by MTV News. On one of the variants, Evan Jonigkeit appears as a younger version of Toad, who originally appeared in the first “X-Men” movie played by Ray Park. The Toad from the 170s sports a Travis Bickle-style Mohawk and a pair of goggles that would make Quicksilver jealous.
Empire has yet to reveal all 25 variant covers of its “X-Men: Days of Future Past” issue, so keep an eye on the “X-Men” Twitter feed to see the rest.
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” opens in theaters on May 23.