“X-Men: Days of Future Past” officially dethroned “Godzilla” at the box office and it’s not showing any sign of slowing down. Fans are already excited to see what’s in store for the sequel which is already teased in the “Days of Future Past” end-credits. Writer/producer Simon Kinberg revealed some details about the titular bad guy making his debut in “X-Men: Apocalypse“. His approach to the villainous Apocalypse as a leader is set to be on par with Magneto and Professor X.
Speaking to The Movie Pilot he said:
“What the comics do best and I think Bryan’s done so well with these movies is humanizing, dramatizing the characters,” “It’s really been about how do we give him [Apocalypse], most importantly, a very human and relatable motivation so that as extreme and insane as his methods are, there is something, you know, understandable, almost empathetic about his motivation.”
Apocalypse is one of the most iconic super villains responsible for years of entertaining reads while being a formidable foe back in the days of “X-factor”. Kinberg placed a lot of focus on character research but also plans to reinvent some characteristics to bring Apocalypse to life.
“Some of that is in the books, some of that is us building on that. You know, fully dimensionalizing the character, but it is a huge part of the task of adapting the story of Apocalypse. It is making him, while larger than life also dow to a human, emotional scale.”
He also says that we can expect a high stakes movie which explores the finer details of the titular villain:
“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. There’s a lot of architecture from the stories that we’ll be using. It will be about his character emotionally, you know, like who is he? Not just as a mutant, but as a person.”
About the villains leadership he added:
“We’re definitely approaching him as a super charismatic leader that will draw people to his cause. So far, in the X-Men movies, there really are two leaders. You know, there’s Eric/Magneto and what he did with the Brotherhood and Charles/Professor Xavier and what he did with the X-Men. Apocalypse does present a new leader, the darkest leader in the movie franchise.”
“Days of Future Past” is currently in theatres and “Apocalypse” set to be released on May 27, 2016.