Singer On “X-Men: Apocalypse” Scale, Cast

In the wake of the set photos from the currently shooting “X-Men: Apocalypse” earlier, Bryan Singer has spoken with Empire magazine about the scale of the upcoming sequel:

“It’s a big monster of a movie. The stakes are so high and global and the villain is so mythic. It’s definitely an X-Men movie, but it really feels different.”

He also talked about the new young X-Men who will appear including Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm:

“They’re as much a part of the movie as our main cast. Scott is not yet the squeaky-clean leader. Storm is a troubled character who is going down the wrong path in life. And Jean is complex, interesting and not fully mature. It’s fun to see someone struggling with their powers when you know one day they’ll become the most powerful person in the world.”

James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Lucas Till, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Ben Hardy, Tye Sheridan and Olivia Munn star in the film which is currently shooting in Montreal.

The quotes come as El Mayimbe has posted a report suggesting that both ‘Apocalypse’ and the upcoming third “Wolverine” film will essentially serve as the end of the “X-Men” universe that began with Singer’s 2000 first film. Singer himself has not confirmed this report.