Bryan Singer teases character and costume details for X-Men: Apocalypse
If X-MEN: APOCALYPSE hopes to live up to its name, the film will have to offer up more action, characters, and destruction than we've ever seen in an X-Men film to date. Director Bryan Singer took the time to answer some question about the film on Yahoo and promises that we'll see "images and treatments of X-Men powers you’ve never seen before and some action and some pretty epic scope and some pretty major stakes, like global stakes.”
Those who were lucky enough to attend the Fox panel during SDCC this past weekend were among the first to see (and hear) Oscar Isaac's portrayal of the villain Apocalypse, a character which Singer seems particularly taken with:
Apocalypse is a pretty cool character, X-Men is always centered around the fight between mutants and humans. This one is a bit different, it deals with the concept of ancient mutantism, gods, and men. It deals with issues that are global. Apocalypse makes no distinction between humans and mutants, only between the weak and the strong. He as a character is what is so ultimately compelling.
Jean Gray, Scott Summers, and Ororo Munroe formed part of the core X-Men team during the first three films and their characters will be returning to X-MEN: APOCALYPSE in their younger incarnations as played by Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Alexandra Shipp. Returning to these characters at such a difficult time in their lives proved to be a real thrill for Bryan Singer:
These are very different characters than they were in the films X-Men 1, 2, and 3, they are at times in their lives when they are probably at the most opposite of what they would become. That’s a thrill to me, to be able to go back and take characters I crafted so many years ago and flip them completely on their side and show how they evolved and how they began.
Now on to the exciting news; since the first X-MEN film took to the screens (15 years ago today actually) fans have been hoping for a chance to see live-action versions of the classic X-Men costumes. According to Bryan Singer, it's possible you may finally see something approaching those classic costumes in X-MEN: APOCALYPSE:
The X-Men are sort of a fighting team, so it was always an attempt at being realistic to have them in fighting uniforms, flight suits, things like that. In ‘X-Men: First Class,’ which I produced and wrote the story for, we hark back to the original colors of the original costumes from the 1963 comic, which were all the same, they were uniforms, they eventually evolved into colors. I will say that in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ there is a chance - without giving anything away - that you may get closer to seeing what I think you are interested in seeing. I know its something that I’ve been interested in, I just always wanted to do it the right way.
I've never been particularly concerned about seeing the X-Men in their classic costumes, but I can appreciate that this is something that a lot of other fans have wanted for quite some time. Do you care about seeing the X-Men in their classic costumes?
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE opens May 27, 2016.
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