Producer On “X-Men: Apocalypse” Challenge

Out doing promotion for “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” writer and producer Simon Kinberg has spoken to Superhero Hype about the next film in the series “X-Men: Apocalypse” and how it will potentially top ‘Days’ in terms of scale:

“We want to tell the Apocalypse story and there’s massive scale and scope to telling that story. There’s going to be set pieces that I suspect are going to be bigger than anything we’ve ever done in an X-Men movie before and he’s a great character.

The biggest and funnest challenge of the Apocalypse movie to me is his character. How do you create a new villain for the X-Men world that is as good as any villain that’s come before, is compelling philosophically as Magneto, not just in his physical powers, but in his philosophical depth. ‘Apocalypse’ is going to be a fun movie to write and make.”

The quote comes as ‘Days’ underwent its first media screenings this week. While reviews are embargoed, social media reaction from press in attendance has been gushingly positive across the board.