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Simon Kinberg says X-Men: Apocalypse culminates First Class trilogy

09.22.2015

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X-MEN: APOCALYPSE won't be the end of the mutant film series, but during an interview with Collider at TIFF, screenwriter Simon Kinberg did say it will wrap up the character arcs from the previous two installments, FIRST CLASS and DAYS OF FUTURE PAST.

It delivers on the dramatic story and emotion of the last two movies. It feels like the culmination of the four main characters really — McAvoy, Fassbender, Nic Hoult, and Jen. And it’s a bigger movie in both physical scale and I would say emotional stakes too because it is the culmination of this mini trilogy of stories.

The X-MEN: APOCALYPSE sequel (which hasn't been confirmed yet, but you know Fox has future plans for the franchise) will likely look a little different compared to the "First Class Trilogy," since the upcoming film will re-introduce classic X-Men characters like Cyclops and Jean Grey. Jennifer Lawrence also still hasn't decided yet if she'll reprise her Mystique role for a fourth time, and, depending on how quickly the studio wants to start production on the next entry, Bryan Singer may not be able to direct it due to his 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA commitments. What would you like to see in the APOCALYPSE follow-up?

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE is scheduled to open on May 27, 2016, and there's talk that the first trailer could screen with Ridley Scott's THE MARTIAN when it hits theaters next week.

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9:58PM on 09/22/2015
Rather than an X-Men Apocalypse follow up I would rather see an R-rated X-Force movie with Cable, Colossus, X23, Warpath, Wolfsbane, Longshot, and of course Deadpool.
Rather than an X-Men Apocalypse follow up I would rather see an R-rated X-Force movie with Cable, Colossus, X23, Warpath, Wolfsbane, Longshot, and of course Deadpool.
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9:45PM on 09/22/2015

Sounds good to me..

Hopefully they bring the next trilogy into the present and start to explore some better villains. While Apocalypse is a step in the right direction, the other X-Films have suffered with Magneto always being the big bad. It gets a bit boring. And Days of Future Past didn't really have a villain, the Sentinels were meh in the end.

I think that's the major problem with these films, the threat of the villains is really lacking.

Like I said, hopefully that's addressed a little with Apocalypse.
Hopefully they bring the next trilogy into the present and start to explore some better villains. While Apocalypse is a step in the right direction, the other X-Films have suffered with Magneto always being the big bad. It gets a bit boring. And Days of Future Past didn't really have a villain, the Sentinels were meh in the end.

I think that's the major problem with these films, the threat of the villains is really lacking.

Like I said, hopefully that's addressed a little with Apocalypse.
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9:08PM on 09/22/2015

Fuck Bryan Singer and His Black Leather Fetish!!!

He is totally ruining the colorful characters that is in the X-men universe. I just don't get it, Matthew Vaughn was able to bring the costumes into the fold, and they looked way better than fucking Bryan Singer's, and now he is reverting back to his original half ass costumes of black leather. Fuck this guy!
He is totally ruining the colorful characters that is in the X-men universe. I just don't get it, Matthew Vaughn was able to bring the costumes into the fold, and they looked way better than fucking Bryan Singer's, and now he is reverting back to his original half ass costumes of black leather. Fuck this guy!
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11:57AM on 09/22/2015
Ok? Where's the story. I thought we all knew that this movie is the end of "younger xmen" trilogy. I'll admit the only news in here to me is Singer might not direct the next film. I'm cool with that.
Ok? Where's the story. I thought we all knew that this movie is the end of "younger xmen" trilogy. I'll admit the only news in here to me is Singer might not direct the next film. I'm cool with that.
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11:17AM on 09/22/2015
It all sounds good to me. Seriously, Days of Future Past did wonders for this franchise going forward. I saw someone mention Mr. Sinister, and I'd love to see that as well. Hell, I'd love to see Omega Red in some capacity, though I know he fits more of the Wolverine story than the overall X-Men story.
It all sounds good to me. Seriously, Days of Future Past did wonders for this franchise going forward. I saw someone mention Mr. Sinister, and I'd love to see that as well. Hell, I'd love to see Omega Red in some capacity, though I know he fits more of the Wolverine story than the overall X-Men story.
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10:20AM on 09/22/2015
They really have a clean palette at this point. Everyone is alive and they're young adults, so the story line can go in whatever direction it can. I fear Fox will continue to go in this direction of just pumping out X-Men movies because they essentially have this young (hopefully good) cast. They already have enough on their plate with Gambit, Deadpool and Wolvie 3. Why not mix it, try something different and try an X-Force movie. Use Cable, Forge and that way, you can tie the new with old by
They really have a clean palette at this point. Everyone is alive and they're young adults, so the story line can go in whatever direction it can. I fear Fox will continue to go in this direction of just pumping out X-Men movies because they essentially have this young (hopefully good) cast. They already have enough on their plate with Gambit, Deadpool and Wolvie 3. Why not mix it, try something different and try an X-Force movie. Use Cable, Forge and that way, you can tie the new with old by having Age of Apocalypse.
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9:56AM on 09/22/2015
I was interested in how Apocalypse would tie things up with this first class reboot then we were going to have Wolverine one last time but unless some really creative shit comes out the pipe I'm gonna be burned out after that. So many fucking movies. Mccavoy and Fassbender were apparently signed on for more movies, these solo movies ie Gambit that will know doubt tie into bigger stories because universe building is all the rage now.
I was interested in how Apocalypse would tie things up with this first class reboot then we were going to have Wolverine one last time but unless some really creative shit comes out the pipe I'm gonna be burned out after that. So many fucking movies. Mccavoy and Fassbender were apparently signed on for more movies, these solo movies ie Gambit that will know doubt tie into bigger stories because universe building is all the rage now.
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9:38AM on 09/22/2015
"What would you like to see in the APOCALYPSE follow-up?"

I want to see the X-Men take on Mr. Sinister next. He was always my favorite X-Men villain from the comics/animated series and would love to see him make his live action debut. And if Singer couldn't direct, then I would like to see Matthew Vaughn return to helm since he arguably directed my favorite X-Men film thus far.
"What would you like to see in the APOCALYPSE follow-up?"

I want to see the X-Men take on Mr. Sinister next. He was always my favorite X-Men villain from the comics/animated series and would love to see him make his live action debut. And if Singer couldn't direct, then I would like to see Matthew Vaughn return to helm since he arguably directed my favorite X-Men film thus far.
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9:36AM on 09/22/2015
It's hard to say what I would like for the next film, or set of films. For one, if the new cast of characters are any good in their respective roles, it would be nice to see them established as THE cast of characters for the franchise. But I would also like to see this movie crossover with Deadpool and Gambit, but I believe both of those stories are set in present day. So that leaves a problem, how do you get characters set in 1980s to crossover with characters set in present day - without
It's hard to say what I would like for the next film, or set of films. For one, if the new cast of characters are any good in their respective roles, it would be nice to see them established as THE cast of characters for the franchise. But I would also like to see this movie crossover with Deadpool and Gambit, but I believe both of those stories are set in present day. So that leaves a problem, how do you get characters set in 1980s to crossover with characters set in present day - without recasting anyone?
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9:10AM on 09/22/2015
I take it then that Fox either decided against an X-Men TV series or Marvel insisted they stick to making movies. As for who should direct the next X-Men movie I would say Joe Johnston of The Rocketeer / Jumanji / Jurassic Park III / Captain America: The First Avenger fame. The guy doesn't get offered a lot of work and I have to wonder why. They could also get Matthew Vaughn to do Gambit although he would probably start working on that, leave and have another director take over. Oh! I
I take it then that Fox either decided against an X-Men TV series or Marvel insisted they stick to making movies. As for who should direct the next X-Men movie I would say Joe Johnston of The Rocketeer / Jumanji / Jurassic Park III / Captain America: The First Avenger fame. The guy doesn't get offered a lot of work and I have to wonder why. They could also get Matthew Vaughn to do Gambit although he would probably start working on that, leave and have another director take over. Oh! I know! How about Jon Favreau for Gambit?
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8:31AM on 09/22/2015
I'm not really convinced that what First Class set up and how Days Of Future past ended up was really part of the plan of a coherent trilogy - not to say I didn't like both films, but I was never really on side with the idea of bringing back the cast from Singer's original movies. That said, I'd like to think the franchise will still be in a much better place after Apocalypse than it was after The Last Stand, and with Cyclops and Jean Grey restored to life there's a chance the next trilogy will
I'm not really convinced that what First Class set up and how Days Of Future past ended up was really part of the plan of a coherent trilogy - not to say I didn't like both films, but I was never really on side with the idea of bringing back the cast from Singer's original movies. That said, I'd like to think the franchise will still be in a much better place after Apocalypse than it was after The Last Stand, and with Cyclops and Jean Grey restored to life there's a chance the next trilogy will really deliver some classic X-Men stories.
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