September's issue of Empire Magazine is seemingly aiming to dispel any remaining post-SDCC depression with a massive wave of geek-related news that includes [Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](tag:711158), [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](tag:711870) and Bryan Singer's next installment of FOX's mutant franchise [X-Men: Apocalypse](tag:1194267). Interview teasers released by Empire reveal that Singer has big plans and huge cinematic tricks up his sleeve that fans have yet to see -- particularly involving the show-stealing Quicksilver, and Apocalypse himself.
"You can't have him run around a kitchen in the Pentagon again," Singer explained, before hinting at a bigger role for the speedster in Apocalypse. "But I can incorporate him into the movie in a much more appropriate and integral way."
Quicksilver's canonical father, Magneto, has seemingly settled down, but few mutants can leave the past behind. Singer played coy and remained unclear on whether this settling has to do with a new family, or Peter Maximoff's:
Magneto is a guy that plays both sides. It depends on the day of the week. When we first meet him here, he's hung up his cape and he's fallen in love and had a family. His motives are in some ways justifiable, it's just his methods that are questionable.
While we wait for more answers hidden within the Empire interview, Singer did stand up for his take on the film's primary antagonist, Apocalypse, in the face of fan backlash over the previews of his costume:
He'll be very similar to images in the comic. There's obviously something very futuristic and yet ancient to the design of both his costume and his physicality.
Outside of Apocalypse, though, fan response has been eager and mostly positive, possibly thanks to the steady release of preview content for the highly anticipated film.