Re: Storm VS Mystique
This movie is also taking of from X-Men the last stand (as Bryan has said repeatedly, that's what 'inbetwequel' means) and Storm was an integral part and a lead in that film.
We assume that James/Michael will be the leads in this movie just as we assume that Patrick/Ian will also be lead characters and Storm has a strong relationship with the both of them.
Mystique's relationship to charles and erik is not enough to warrant her having a lot of screen time especially when you factor the fact that without her character arc of her transitioning into the cold ***** that she was in The OT, mystique really has nothing to offer.
I agree with you about 'female lead' not being more than a term.
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