Simon Kinberg Discusses the Scope and Scale of X-Men: Apocalypse
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.24.2014
What will Apocalypse try to do to familiar characters?
Speaking to IGN, screenwriter Simon Kinberg talked the scope and scale of the next upcoming X-Men sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse. The film is due out in May 2016.
Kinberg stated on the film and the Apocalypse character:
"The thing that we've spent the most time talking about is not just the visual execution of the character, which is its own challenge – creating a character that's the most powerful I think of any mutant villain that we've seen in the X-Men movies so far. More powerful than Magneto. The kind of scope and scale we're talking about is like disaster movie, extinction level event. Sort of Roland Emmerich-style moviemaking, which you've never seen in an X-Men movie, or any superhero movie, which I think is exciting. But we've also been talking about how to give him a real emotional and philosophical underpinning. So he's not just somebody who's out there destroying the world because he can. What he's doing is – in his mind – justified and validated by a real compelling, coherent philosophy. He tries to proselytize and convert people – maybe some of our most familiar characters – to come to his cause."