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Bryan Singer calls X-Men: Apocalypse "a big monster of a movie"

04.28.2015

The X-Men films have gotten bigger and bigger over the years and the latest installment in the X-Men franchise is shaping up to be the biggest yet. Production on X-MEN: APOCALYPSE has begun (did you check out those set-photos from earlier today?) and Bryan Singer spoke with Empire where he described X-MEN: APOCALYPSE as "a big monster of a movie." Singer went on to say:

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.

Apocalypse, the villain in question, is set to be portrayed by Oscar Isaac and I have high hopes that the actor will do the legendary super-villain justice. Other newcomers to the series include Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, and Alexandra Shipp who are stepping into the shoes of Scott Summer, Jean Grey, and Storm; writer/producer Simon Kinberg described what type of people these young characters are in 1983:

They’re as much a part of the movie as our main cast. 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.

There's a rumour going around courtesy of El Mayimbe that X-MEN: APOCALYPSE and WOLVERINE 3 will mark the end of the X-Men universe that Bryan Singer kicked off in 2000. Some are taking this to mean that we're due for another reboot or a drastic overhaul of the series, but it seems more likely that Bryan Singer is simply moving on from the original cast and that the series will continue on with Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, and Alexandra Shipp leading a new group of mutants.

#RUMOR I’m being told that X-MEN: APOCALYPSE & WOLVERINE 3 will mark the end of the Bryan Singer X-MEN universe he started back in 2000. Makes sense since Hugh Jackman also said Wolverine 3 will be his last film playing Logan. The end of an era.

Remember, this is just a rumour and even if it's true we still don't know entirely what it would mean for the franchise; with Hugh Jackman leaving after WOLVERINE 3, it really will feel like a new beginning regardless.

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE is scheduled to hit theaters on May 27, 2016.

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Source: EmpireEl Mayimbe

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11:30AM on 04/29/2015
If the actors portraying Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm, and Nightcrawler do a good job, then I'd have no problem at all with following them for another trilogy. They could easily re-cast Prof. X again for the new trilogy that would go through the 90's to presumably the present. Or they could just bring back Patrick Stewart for the role. Or they could go the route from the comics where Prof. X disappears for a little while and the X-Men need to do without him. Either way, there is plenty of
If the actors portraying Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm, and Nightcrawler do a good job, then I'd have no problem at all with following them for another trilogy. They could easily re-cast Prof. X again for the new trilogy that would go through the 90's to presumably the present. Or they could just bring back Patrick Stewart for the role. Or they could go the route from the comics where Prof. X disappears for a little while and the X-Men need to do without him. Either way, there is plenty of potential for this franchise to last beyond Bryan Singer as long as they bring in a competent filmmaker, the studio keeps their hands off each movie, and they get someone who has some knowledge of the comics, etc.
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8:33AM on 04/29/2015
What? No Cable? I thought they were for sure doing cable after the teaser in DOFP! Am I wrong in thinking if they do Apocalypse they almost have to do the techno virus and therefore Cable and Stryfe? With the story revolving more around them and Jean and Scott? I hope thisbisnt just another Wolverine vehicle. Dont get me wrong I love DOFP and Wolverine and especially Hugh Jackman as wolverine and would love to never see him quit the character, but you gotta do Apocalypse right man!
What? No Cable? I thought they were for sure doing cable after the teaser in DOFP! Am I wrong in thinking if they do Apocalypse they almost have to do the techno virus and therefore Cable and Stryfe? With the story revolving more around them and Jean and Scott? I hope thisbisnt just another Wolverine vehicle. Dont get me wrong I love DOFP and Wolverine and especially Hugh Jackman as wolverine and would love to never see him quit the character, but you gotta do Apocalypse right man!
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5:50AM on 04/29/2015

Reboot is long overdue.

The continuity of these movies is effing ridiculous. Look, they're entertaining for the most part. Hell, X-Men 2 is a great comic book movie. But to say that these are really "X-Men" movies is a joke. What is and what COULD be are two very different things. Fox needs to give the rights back to Marvel so we can finally see a REAL X-Men movie.
The continuity of these movies is effing ridiculous. Look, they're entertaining for the most part. Hell, X-Men 2 is a great comic book movie. But to say that these are really "X-Men" movies is a joke. What is and what COULD be are two very different things. Fox needs to give the rights back to Marvel so we can finally see a REAL X-Men movie.
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4:24AM on 04/29/2015
My only problem is, now that they're in this "new" universe that was established by Days of Future Past, and we already saw "present" Logan in the peaceful environment of Xavier's School in present day....doesn't that mean that either they will have to mess with time again, or we will already be able to predict that all those characters (besides Nightcrawler) make it out okay?
My only problem is, now that they're in this "new" universe that was established by Days of Future Past, and we already saw "present" Logan in the peaceful environment of Xavier's School in present day....doesn't that mean that either they will have to mess with time again, or we will already be able to predict that all those characters (besides Nightcrawler) make it out okay?
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2:04AM on 04/29/2015
This is my most anticipated movie for 2016. Bryan Singer is a f*cking genius, I can't wait to see what he does with Apocalypse and Archangel.
This is my most anticipated movie for 2016. Bryan Singer is a f*cking genius, I can't wait to see what he does with Apocalypse and Archangel.
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11:16PM on 04/28/2015
Supposedly this is an end of Singer's X-Men, I hope he goes all out and put everything on the line to make this the best X-Men movie yet.
Supposedly this is an end of Singer's X-Men, I hope he goes all out and put everything on the line to make this the best X-Men movie yet.
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10:44PM on 04/28/2015
All I know is, I'm finally getting to see Archangel. And, as loaded as this cast already is, I'm still hoping for Sinister in some capacity.
All I know is, I'm finally getting to see Archangel. And, as loaded as this cast already is, I'm still hoping for Sinister in some capacity.
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9:04PM on 04/28/2015
As I've said If thier going to continue, move it to the future where Professor X and Magneto are somewhat out of the picture. Although they would probably end up recasting Wolverine (could you imagine the pressure of getting that role). As I've also satated I would love to see some of Grant Morrisons stuff adapted.

Also as for Old Man Logan there's plenty of time for that down the line.
As I've said If thier going to continue, move it to the future where Professor X and Magneto are somewhat out of the picture. Although they would probably end up recasting Wolverine (could you imagine the pressure of getting that role). As I've also satated I would love to see some of Grant Morrisons stuff adapted.

Also as for Old Man Logan there's plenty of time for that down the line.
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9:04PM on 04/28/2015

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Don't fuck up Apocalypse!!! You're already not including Cable (which is crazy to me). Until I see him in action and how he speaks, I'll keep my expectations in check.
Don't fuck up Apocalypse!!! You're already not including Cable (which is crazy to me). Until I see him in action and how he speaks, I'll keep my expectations in check.
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8:21PM on 04/28/2015
When you think about it, this x-men prequel trilogy might become the best Marvel trilogy to date. Almost every other one has at least one week film (Blade Trinity, X-Men 3, Spider-man 3, Iron Man 3). Hopefully this will be break the trend of the weak third film and end this series on a high note.
When you think about it, this x-men prequel trilogy might become the best Marvel trilogy to date. Almost every other one has at least one week film (Blade Trinity, X-Men 3, Spider-man 3, Iron Man 3). Hopefully this will be break the trend of the weak third film and end this series on a high note.
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7:57PM on 04/28/2015
Excited as hell for this. Days of Future Past set the bar really high in terms of quality and storytelling and fixed the broken timeline to right the franchise back in the right direction. So I'm glad that the stakes have never been higher regarding the storyline and also creatively wise as well for this franchise.

And as for this and Wolverine 3 being the last two films of the Singer Era.....I hope not. I would love to see this cast form one more time to take on Mr. Sinister. A villain I
Excited as hell for this. Days of Future Past set the bar really high in terms of quality and storytelling and fixed the broken timeline to right the franchise back in the right direction. So I'm glad that the stakes have never been higher regarding the storyline and also creatively wise as well for this franchise.

And as for this and Wolverine 3 being the last two films of the Singer Era.....I hope not. I would love to see this cast form one more time to take on Mr. Sinister. A villain I have been waiting years for to show up on screen to battle the X-Men.
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7:57PM on 04/28/2015
I'd say after Apocalypse and Wolverine 3, Jackman could still do an Old Man Wolverine movie if he were interested.
I'd say after Apocalypse and Wolverine 3, Jackman could still do an Old Man Wolverine movie if he were interested.
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