The director of X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Simon Kinberg, has revealed an important revelation about the fatherhood of Mystique during the party watch X-Men: Days of Future Past.
In the franchise X-Men of Fox, Mystique first appeared (chronologically) in the kitchen of a young Charles Xavier in X-Men: First Class, leaving a question mark about who were their parents. Like that Mystique of Rebecca’s Top Romijnthe version of the character Jennifer Lawrence was wrapped in mystery. While some thought that Nightcrawler of Kodi Smit-McPheand might be the son of Mystique and Azazel, it turns out that Mystique it is in reality the daughter of Azazel.
To discuss Days of the Future Past, Kinberg he explained the shocking moment Mystique he infiltrated the office of Bolivar Trask and found the photographs of the autopsy of Azazel. “There is Azazel”said Kinberg, “who we know is her father, but she can never know that“. It is a great twist and a significant deviation from the comics, in that Azazel and Mystique they were involved romantically, which resulted in the birth of Nightcrawler.
Days of Future Past he tried to reconcile the original trilogy and the time lines of First Class , which means that there were many X–Men to pack in its time of execution. Mystique appeared as one of the main characters of the story. It was a task of Wolverine prevent her murder Trask and so as to avoid the dystopian future of the Sentinels hunters of mutants. Magneto appointed Angel Salvadore, Azazel, Banshee and Emma Frost as mutants fallen, however, only showed photos of the autopsy of Angel and Azazel. Despite the fact that Mystique never found that Azazel it was his father, even shed a tear for your fallen comrade.
The revelation of Mystique it also comes into conflict with the thoughts of Lawrence about the character. In a scene deleted from X-Men: Apocalypse, Lawrence he improvised a phrase and told to Beast she and Azazel they were the parents of Nightcrawler. This would have been a facet difficult of the stories of the characters, as Mystique would have had to conceive a child between the end of First Class in 1962, and the death of Azazel during the Project WideAwake 1963.
Next to McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, Lawrence it became a basic element of the new line of time X-Men until Dark Phoenix killed the character. Unfortunately, neither Mystique or Azazel were able to explore their father-daughter relationship. Despite knowing who was the father of Mystique, the last revelation still raises doubts about the paternity of Nightcrawler and why there seems to be a hybrid of Mystique and Azazel.