How do you create a new villain for the X-Men world that is as good as any villain that's come before?
Early screenings for X-Men Days of Future Past have been pretty stellar; so, naturally, even if we haven't seen it yet, the question on everyone's mind is: "What's up with the sequel?"
Thankfully, the guys over at SuperHeroHype landed an exclusive interview with X-Men: Days of Future Past producer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg in an exclusive where he spilled the beans on the new production. Read on mutant-lovers!
"Thankfully, there's no time travel so I don't have to do time travel grids and graphs anymore, so that makes it a little easier.
It's interesting to hear there won't be any time travel in this film; considering how important Bishop and Cable are to the Apocalypse story line, does this mean Bishop will be trapped in the First Class era? Will Cable be introduced soon?
We want to tell the Apocalypse story and there's massive scale and scope to telling that story. There's going to be set pieces that I suspect are going to be bigger than anything we've ever done in an X-Men movie before and he's a great character.
Do you guys think Kinberg and Fox can fit Apocalypse into one film, or should Apocalypse's story line span multiple entries?
The thing that is the biggest and funnest (sic) challenge of the Apocalypse movie to me is his character. How do you create a new villain for the X-Men world that is as good as any villain that's come before, is compelling philosophically as Magneto, not just in his physical powers, but in his philosophical depth? 'Apocalypse' is going to be a fun movie to write and make."
Across all of Marvel's vast stable of iconic villains, there are few I am more fond of than the time-traveling, absurdly powerful and loquacious En Sabah Nur. It's good to see that the rumors of Magneto becoming Apocalypse in the sequel, or that the title didn't refer to the villain at all, are completely false. Here Kinberg has confirmed beyond a shadow of a doubt that we will be seeing the titular villain in all his apocalyptic glory, and that has me ready to figure out my own means of time travel, straight to May 27, 2016.
Let me know in the comments below what you think of finally seeing Apocalypse in the 80s-set X-Men sequel - The 90s era X-Men always did look more 80s-ish in their fashion sense, anyhow -, and tell me which mutant connected to The First One you'd most like to also see when the sequel premieres!
X-Men Apocalypse releases in the US on May 27, 2016, but make sure to catch X-Men: Days of Future Past first on May 23, 2014!