X-Men: Days of Future Past Writer Confirms A Big Twist in Mystique’s Backstory

X-Men: Days of Future Past essayist, Simon Kinberg clarifies an Easter egg in the film about Mystique’s parentage that you wouldn’t think about something else.

Simon Kinberg affirms an astonishing insight regarding Mystique’s backstory in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The specific section in the X-Men establishment endeavored to accommodate the clashing courses of events of X-Men: First Class and the first X-Men set of three. X-Men: First Class recast the outstanding jobs of Magneto, Professor X, and Mystique to recount to a root story set for the most part during the 1960s.


In the initial three X-Men films, Mystique was depicted by Rebecca Romijn. This adaptation of the character was an optional scalawag close by Ian McKellen’s Magneto. We meet another form of this character in X-Men: First Class when the youthful freak, Raven, is found in Charles Xavier’s kitchen, persuading her folks had surrendered her. The similarly youthful Xavier takes in the apparently destitute Raven, and the pair grow up like kin. The grown-up Raven AKA Mystique is played by Jennifer Lawrence, who had a main (and less terrible) job in X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and X-Men: Apocalypse.

Like Romijn’s Mystique, Lawrence’s is fairly a riddle; we don’t know precisely how she is (on account of her shape-moving capacities) nor who her folks are. During an ongoing watch alongside IGN, X-Men: Days of Future Past author, Simon Kinberg clarified an Easter egg: in the scene where Mystique penetrates Trask Industries, she rifles through certain documents and sees the dissection photographs of freaks from X-Men: First Class. One of these pictures is of Azazel. “There’s Azazel,” said Kinberg, “Who we know is her father, yet she never gets the opportunity to discover that.”

In X-Men: First Class, Azazel is played by Jason Flemyng. The transporting freak was an individual from Sebastian Shaw’s Hellfire Club, which filled in as a hostile foil for Xavier’s recently shaped X-Men. After the occasions of that film, Azazel joined Magneto’s Brotherhood of Mutants before being caught and murdered. Nothing that occurs in X-Men: First Class recommends a connection among Azazel and Mystique. In the funnies, Mystique and Azazel become impractically included and the consider Nightcrawler. Before Kinberg’s disclosure that Azazel is Mystique’s dad, numerous fans speculated that Nightcrawler (who can likewise transport) from X-Men: Apocalypse is the pair’s posterity. In an erased scene from X-Men: Apocalypse, Lawrence prodded that Nightcrawler was the lovechild of Mystique and Beast.

Lawrence’s depiction of Mystique was an extreme takeoff from different manifestations of the character. This is one reason X-Men: Days of Future Past worked so well: you didn’t have a clue what’s in store. While Kinberg’s comment about Mystique being Azazel’s little girl is intriguing, it doesn’t generally transform anything about the account (there’s no on-screen proof to help it). Since Disney/Marvel has gained Fox, we’ll simply need to envision a course of events where that father-little girl relationship is investigated.