Bryan Singer Breaks Down the Final X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer

Posted: April 26, 2016 in Comic Book News
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Director Bryan Singer recently spoke with Empire about the latest (and amazing) trailer for his upcoming film X-Men: Apocalypse. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet for whatever reason, go ahead and check it out below before reading up on his answers:

Initially, when the trailer first began collecting large numbers of views, many fans believed Nightcrawler’s “you’re her” line towards Mystique was meant to hint at a familial connection, similar to the comics where the blue mutants were actually mother and son. Not so here, at least given Singer’s comments on the line:

She’s famous [since saving the President in Days of Future Past], but nobody’s really seen her since. Meeting her is a big deal to him. She’s the great hero from 1973 and he’s starstruck in that moment. She’s not comfortable with it. She’s not interested in being the face of a world that she doesn’t believe exists. She’s not a hero.

Interesting. So what has Raven been up to all this time that keeps her out of the public eye? More importantly, why are they still not spinning the family angle with these two?

On the film’s big bad, Singer spoke about a few things related to Apocalypse, from his voice (apparently production wanted to hint at “many lives and many characters” that he will occasionally slip in and out of) to his disintegration abilities. However, what really stood out were Singer’s comments on why actor Oscar Issac actually appears sans makeup in the trailer:

It’s not a big moment, but you get a taste of who he was. That’s when he’s not Apocalypse. This is when he’s a willing contributor.

Apparently, instead of being a single immortal being, Apocalypse is a type of transformation by the time the film begins. Rather than the rejuvenation chambers seen in many other versions of the character, the film’s version seems to allow the character to inhabit other bodies to prolong his lifespan.

Finally, Singer spoke (briefly) about that surprise Wolverine tease seen at the end of the credits:

Make of that what you want. I will say, it’s not simple. There’s something more pivotal that occurs with that. It hints to a sequence that again fits within the canon of all six movies, and the birth of a new direction. It’s not insignificant, nor is it simply just a throw-in. It’s not the only shot you’re gonna see, let’s put it that way.

So it seems that, unlike X-Men: First Class, we will see Wolverine in action, and it won’t be a simple (if still awesome) random cameo appearance. Exactly what this sequence will give us that fits with everything Singer spoke about in the above quote is still unknown, but given the body count seen throughout Alkali Lake trailer, it certainly seems like it’ll be something amazing to see.

 X-Men: Apocalypse will arrive in theaters May 27, 2016.

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