‘Future Past’ screenwriter reveals new info X-Men: Apocalypse

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Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen X-Men: Days of Future Past.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is doing pretty well at the box office over the weekend, with it grossing $100 million during the 4-day Memorial Day weekend. The film seems to be universally loved by fans and moviegoers alike, sporting a 91% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Now that the film has been released, fans are eager to hear news about the upcoming sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse. Dedicated X-Men fans know that Apocalypse is a huge character in the X-Men universe and many fans are curious just how will the character be brought to life.

Days of Future Past screenwriter Simon Kinberg revealed in recent interviews the studious plans for “The First One.”

“The thing that we’ve spent the most time talking about is not just the visual execution of the character, which is its own challenge – creating a character that’s the most powerful I think of any mutant villain that we’ve seen in the X-Men movies so far. More powerful than Magneto. 

But we’ve also been talking about how to give him a real emotional and philosophical underpinning. So he’s not just somebody who’s out there destroying the world because he can. What he’s doing is – in his mind – justified and validated by a real compelling, coherent philosophy. He tries to proselytise and convert people – maybe some of our most familiar characters – to come to his cause. “

X-Men-Days-of-Future-Past-8Seems like Kinger is making reference to the Four Horsemen. As we saw during the end credits for Future Past, there is a heavy hint that the Four Horsemen will appear in Apocalypse. Many fans are beginning to wonder just which characters will be chosen to be the horsemen in the film.

As far as Apocalypse goes, according to Kinberg, the first mutant will be massive in size and fans can expect the film to be more bleak than Future Past.

“I had read Age of Apocalypse and most of the appearances of Apocalypse before thinking about the movie, but went back and reread it and I think one of the things that’s most exciting about it is the potential for the visual scale of the movie, and so it is a larger story than even Days of Future Past. In Days of Future Past, they’re trying to stop something that’s not extinction level in the moment, although it could be one day. There’s not an immediacy in the plot and this is a plot that actually has extinction level stakes and is even more global than anything we’ve ever seen before.

The kind of scope and scale we’re talking about is like disaster movie, extinction level event. Sort of Roland Emmerich-style moviemaking, which you’ve never seen in an X-Men movie, or any superhero movie, which I think is exciting.”

Could be interesting to see if Age of Ultron doesn’t do it first. 😛

Still, I look forward to the see the big blue guy make his way to the silver screen. Hell, maybe we’ll even get to see Savage Island?


Source: IGN

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