Bryan Singer Offers A New Look At X-Men: Apocalypse

The director gets practical

Bryan Singer Offers A New Look At X-Men: Apocalypse

by James White |
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As was his custom on Days Of Future Past, Bryan Singer has been offering peeks behind the scenes of his latest project, X-Men: Apocalypse via social media. Today’s entry in the Bryan Singer: Unofficial Promotional Intern series features a look at one of the big practical sets built for the movie.

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A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Jul 27, 2015 at 10:08am PDT

It appears not all of Apocalypse’s (Oscar Isaac) world will be built using green screen and visual effects trickery. The director’s shots have showcased some of the practical work on display, including a ruined Cairo street and, of course, the halls of Charles Xavier’s (James McAvoy) School For The Gifted.

The latest movie finds ancient, supremely powerful mutant Apocalypse awakening in the 1980s and deciding that the era of Regan, Thatcher, New Coke and Yuppies is one that requires some serious dismantling. So he corrals several mutants – including Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, the young Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Psylocke (Olivia Munn) to take the world down a few pegs. He’ll have to deal with Xavier, though, plus the likes of Raven (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) and Cyclops (Tye Sheridan).

With Singer, Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty on script duty, X-Men: Apocalypse will hit our cinemas on May 19 next year. Will the soundtrack include The Bangles’ 1990 track Walk Like An Egyptian? Given the film’s time period, we doubt it…

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