Bryan Singer

'X-Men' packs a punch for Lawrence and McAvoy

It always hits the cast hard when they realize they're back on the set of "X-Men." Quite literally, they're going to get punched.

Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy return to their superhero roles for a third time in "Apocalypse" — opening Friday — to face the threat of an ancient mutant, intent on destroying the world.

In a recent interview, they agreed that it's the moment when they start getting beaten up that they know they're back in character as Raven / Mystique and Professor Charles Xavier.

This is the latest big screen adventure for the two, after "X-Men: First Class" (2011) and "X-Men: Days of Future Past"...