20th Century Fox plans to begin shooting its sequel to X-Men: First Class in January. Lionsgate can now move forward with an August start date for The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire without a conflict for in-demand actress Jennifer Lawrence, reports Heat Vision.
Back in January, Fox closed deals with director Matthew Vaughn and the cast of X-Men: First Class to return for the sequel. Bryan Singer (X-Men and X2) is once again producing.
Lawrence will reprise her role as the shapeshifter Mystique and is expected to be joined by Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Lucas Till and Caleb Landry Jones.