BRYAN SINGER Talks X-MEN: APOCALYPSE And DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Connections
Even though X-Men: Days of Future Past is still a few months away from hitting theaters, Fox has begun it’s onslaught of marketing via numerous magazine covers, character portraits and a few trailers- a new trailer will arrive tomorrow, by the way. Director Bryan Singer is putting the finishing touches on the film and once he gets that one into theaters, his attention will quickly turn to X-Men: Apocalypse, which is slated for a 2016 release. We’ve heard numerous rumors about how Days of Future Past will end, with some of the speculating that the film will feature direct lead-ins to Apocalypse. Those have included the status of both Wolverine and Magneto, played by Hugh Jackman and Michael Fassbender, respectively. Now confirmation on either of those rumors has ever been acknowledged however. Singer recently spoke with EW about the upcoming film and how, if at all, it ties into Days of Future Past.
“You won’t feel at the end of the movie that it set up Apocalypse. What it does is it sets up possibilities. But what we’ll discover in Apocalypse is that events in this movie made that happen.” He adds, “Apocalypse deals with ancient mutancy. What would humans have thought mutants were? What would mutants think humans were? You’re dealing with gods and things like that. And what if one survived and what if that found its way into our world?”
We really don’t have many details about the film, other than what Singer has told us, but it has been some version of what was just quoted. He’s also stated that it will pull from the famed Age of Apocalypse story arc from the 1990’s comic run and recently stated that he’d like to introduce (re-introduce?) Gambit and Nightcrawler into the film. Both the characters have appeared in previous X-Men films, so it will be interesting to see if he recognizes that. Though, something tells me he won’t. X-Men: Apocolypse will see James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence all return as a part of their First Class deals. We can expect to see even more mutants introduced into the film. One other thing he has repeatedly stated was that the film would likely be even larger in scale than Days of Future Past. Which mutants would you like to see make their big screen debut? I don’t know about you, but I think it’s about time Mister Sinister rears his ugly face.
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