While it may seem crazy for an actress in Star Wars to come over to X-Men to also do work, it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility as Jennifer Lawrence has been balancing two big franchises lately with X-Men and Hunger Games. Could another up-and-coming actress do the same thing?
MoviePilot speculated on Tuesday on a few names that could play some of the re-casted parts that X-Men: Apocalypse writer Simon Kinberg alluded to in an interview. In the interview with Yahoo! on Monday, the writer said that roles like Storm, Cyclops, and Jean Grey could be re-cast with younger actors due to the original ones being too old to play the characters that would be 15 years younger than in the first X-Men movie.
One name that surfaced has been a hot rumor for a long time: Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o. The actress, of course, came to fame last year with her award-winning turn in 12 Years a Slave. Her breakthrough landed her a role in the much anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII, which opens in theaters next year.
Nyong'o wouldn't be the first up-and-coming actress to latch onto multiple franchises with the most notable being Lawrence with The Hunger Games franchise on top of X-Men. Luckily for Lawrence, her X-Men role has never been as critical as her role in Hunger Games, leaving her ample amount of room to win Oscars and such.
While it has not been announced who Nyong'o is playing in Star Wars, it could be a side character for now, leaving her room to play Storm in the next X-Men movie. Nyong'o is a Mexican-born Kenyan actress and having that descent would allow for the character of Storm to feel more like she is from her actual homeland.
X-Men: Apocalypse is set to open in theaters on May 27, 2016.