Simon Kinberg discusses X-Men: Apocalypse

News Rob Leane
28 May 2014 - 07:20

The Days Of Future Past and X-Men: The Last Stand writer hints at the future of the franchise...

As X-Men: Days of Future Past takes big money at the worldwide box office, hints and teases about the sequel have already been dropped on the publicity circuit.

As well as telling us that “X-Men: Apocalypse will be primarily about the younger cast” (without completing ruling out older-version appearances), writer Simon Kinberg has also spilled beans elsewhere about the tone of the movie:

“The kind of scope and scale we’re talking about is like disaster movie, extinction level event,” he told IGN. “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,” he added. “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 proselytise and convert people – maybe some of our most familiar characters – to come to his cause.”

It sounds like we may see some Hawkeye-in-Avengers Assemble-style conversions going on then, as well as some huge action and destruction. Count us in.


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