Singer Compares New “X-Men” To “Thrones”

One of the first set visit essays from the Montreal studio shoot of “X-Men: Apocalypse” has emerged with Yahoo posting their report suggesting the new film will not just be the most epic, but also the bleakest installment yet in the franchise. Talking with the outlet, director Bryan Singer likens it to HBO’s fantasy series “Game Of Thrones”:

“I’m a huge ‘Game Of Thrones’ fan. There’s a crossover between ‘X-Men’ and ‘Game Of Thrones’, they’re both about a younger generation finding their powers, finding out who they are, and what their place in the world is. I like how the show’s about different groups of people moving towards a common goal. They don’t even know if that’s the right goal, who wants to sit on that uncomfortable throne? I don’t! Everyone in King’s Landing is miserable. But for some reason they want that power.”

Singer has help matching that vibe with the inclusion of actress Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on ‘Thrones,’ as the young version of Jean Grey in the film. Others on the production also compared the film to Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” and say that two characters we’re familiar with start out “on the verge of death” in the early stages of the film.

“X-Men: Apocalypse” will be released in cinemas on May 19th 2016.