Bryan Singer on Apocalypse looking like Ivan Ooze in X-Men: Apocalypse

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When a photo of Apocalypse was first released for X-Men: Apocalypse, many people made fun of it, saying that he looked like Ivan Ooze from the Power Rangers movie. During a press event, director Bryan Singer had something to say about the way Apocalypse looked and also his voice from the first trailer.

“[The first X-Men: Apocalypse trailer] was simply Oscar using his normal voice — which is wonderful; his performance is fantastic — but that was never the intention,” he explained. “We just needed those words to govern the first teaser. So people thought, ‘Oh, wait, is that going to be his voice during the whole movie?’ It’s like, no, but to tell the story of the first teaser, we needed the voice, and I hadn’t recreated the voice yet.” Interestingly, the filmmaker went on to reveal that all of Isaac’s lines are being redone in ADR, something we’ve seemingly heard in recent previews. “What I’m doing is something very unique. It hasn’t been done before. We’re rerecording his entire performance because the suit’s creaky and makes all kinds of noise, you can’t really use any of it anyway. But I want his performance. It ebbs and flows and moves through the movie, and changes, so he doesn’t just have one single voice. He speaks with different voices depending on different moments in the film. So it’s really kind of cool. It’s the first time I’ve ever had the tools to sculpt a performance in post-production, that was already given to me on set and chosen in the cutting room.”

As for the purple look of the villain, Singer said that the image wasn’t the finalized version.

“There was an image released on Entertainment Weekly, where the effect hadn’t been put in yet, so everyone was — the effect has a pink light on it, and everyone got lit up pink, so people thought Apocalypse was going to be pink. I was like, ‘No, no, they’re all pink. Take a look. Everyone in the picture is pink. It’s a pink picture.’ They maybe just should have taken the pink out of the picture — I should have taken the pink out of the picture. I’m going to take some blame for that. My fault, not Entertainment Weekly’s. That’s the picture I gave them.”

At least Singer is admitting fault for releasing the pic to Entertainment Weekly.

There are some fans who wanted an opposing figure for the villain, and Singer said that a talented actor was more important than hiring a big guy who can’t act.

“So then people were like, ‘He’s small.’ I’m like, ‘Okay, I got the same s*** when I cast a six-foot-three actor to play five-foot-four Wolverine. I got the same s*** when Quicksilver’s very sweet, 1970s costume was released on an Empire Magazine cover.’ You know, every time. I could have made him a giant through the whole movie, or some muscle-bound guy who can’t act — I could always do that. But the reality is, among his many powers — and you will see him change size — but among his many powers is his power of persuasion, and it was very important that he’d be able to connect with his horsemen, at their level, and that he’d be played by a guy who can actually act like Oscar, who’s a fantastic actor.”

So there you have it.

Are you looking forward to Oscar Isaac’s portrayal of En Sabah Nur in X-Men: Apocalypse when it hits theaters on May 27, 2016?

Source: IGN

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