‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ helmer Bryan Singer shared some very interesting tit-bits about his upcoming follow-up to “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. The movie will “deal with the notion of ancient mutants”! Strap in geeks, we are in for another journey back in time according to his recent interview. The anticipated follow-up will also feature “more mass destruction” than any X-Men film to date.
Total Film recently sat down with the helmer when he spilled the beans about the project that is coming along at a decent pace. He said:
“We’re currently breaking the story. We’re almost ready to go. Dan Harris, Michael Dougherty and Simon Kinberg are in the office across the street from me, working on story stuff right now. It’s great to have Dan and Michael back.”
Singer also mentioned the movie will take place during the ‘80s, but it will maintain a contemporary feel:
“We’re going to deal with the notion of ancient mutants – the fact they were born and existed thousands of years ago. But it’ll be a contemporary movie – well, it’ll take place in the ’80s… The ’80s is a period now – it’s hard for me to believe that!”
He also revealed that we are in for a huge showdown with the introduction of Apocalypse:
“Apocalypse will have more of the mass destruction that X-Men films, to date, have not relied upon. There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle… I don’t want to get too specific, but we’ll introduce familiar characters in a younger time. That’ll be fun to show the audience. I call these movies in-between-quels. It’s a mind-f#ck sometimes in terms of where things fall in the timeline!”
Singer is also excited to piece together the back-stories of the characters. He has been toying with the ideas for over a decade now:
“Yeah, there actually are [more stories I want to tell]. It all stems back to when I did [the first] X-Men. You always want to know where a character’s going to go, what their future’s going be like. You can always sequelise. But on that film I also had actors asking ‘Who am I? Where did my character come from?’ So as a director you always need a backstory to give your actors. It may not be the right backstory, but it’s one you can give the actor to help them understand their character. These prequels are really exciting for me because they give me a chance to explore ideas I came up with more than a decade ago.”
We can gear ourselves for Singer’s latest film, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” which is scheduled to be released on May 23. “‘X-Men: Apocalypse” is set to hit theaters on May 27, 2016.
Additional source: collider.com