Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Bryan Singer reveals new X-Men: Apocalypse concept art

Given the box office success of X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014), the pressure is certainly on director Bryan Singer to top his sprawling, time travelling epic. But Singer, along with writer/producer Simon Kinberg, thinks X-Men: Apocalypse has the potential to be the biggest yet. Talking to Empire magazine last month, the pair also revealed some new concept art for the film.

During their their interview, which took place in between pre-production meetings in Montreal, Singer revealed that X-Men: Apocalypse's secret weapon might just be its scope and that titular villain, played by Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis). "It's a big monster of a movie," 
says the director. "The stakes are so high and global and the villain 
is so mythic. It's definitely an X-Men movie, but it really feels different."

Another huge part of the film, set in 1983, is the introduction of additional younger versions of iconic X-Men characters, in this case Scott 'Cyclops' Summers (Tye Sheridan), Jean Grey (Game Of Sophie Turner) and Storm (Alexandra Shipp). And they're not cameos. "They're as much a part 
of the movie as our main cast," 
says Kinberg. "Scott is not yet the squeaky-clean leader. Storm is 
a troubled character who is going down the wrong path in life. And Jean is complex, interesting and not fully mature. It's fun to see someone struggling with their powers when you know one day they'll become the most powerful person in the world."

X-Men: Apocalypse is out on 19 May 2016.

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