X-Men: Days of Future Past changed the entire landscape of the franchise, restarting it by rewriting time, and making $747.9 million dollars in the process. Thanks to Days of Future Past, it is the most successful X-Men movie yet. The stakes were never higher until that film, but now we might see how the franchise can outdo itself.
Stopping the apocalypse is the right thing to show the audience how to raise the bar on a global threat. The X-Men may have fought other villains that pose a threat for both humans and mutants, but Apocalypse brings total annihilation to all in this upcoming film.
In a new Q&A video released by 20th Century Fox, Kinberg, speaks more about the new X-Men film saying, “I think in some ways it’s the biggest X-Men film we’ve ever done.” Kinberg continues:
“We’ve never done one of these movies where the whole world — there’s like an extinction-level threat to the world. The whole world’s at stake. And I think it’s the biggest emotionally, too, partly because the situation is so heightened, the dynamic between the main characters is as heightened and intense as it’s ever been.”
The intensity is definitely shown back in December, when the first official trailer was released, and showed Apocalypse’s powers which is seen to have an major effect on the psychic mutants Professor X and Jean Grey. Also revealing his new Four Horseman: Magneto, Storm, Psylocke, and Archangel which he has deep grip on. This next big blockbuster might just show Apocalypse as what he really is, the X-Men's biggest foe.
We will see for sure if Apocalypse’s “extinction-level threat" is not the same as the previous villains in the past entries. But, I'm certain this film will surely expand on the formal villain template.
See Simon Kinberg's full Q&A video down below.
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27, 2016