Singer Talks “Apocalypse” Costumes, Youngsters

Out goes the black leather, in come the bright primaries.

“X-Men: Apocalypse” director Bryan Singer has essentially confirmed that the classic colourful costumes are being slipped into by his mutant heroes in the upcoming film. Speaking with Yahoo Movies at Comic Con on the weekend, Singer was asked about the chances of the original costumes coming back:

“I will say that in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ there is a chance — without giving anything away — that you may get closer to seeing what I think, Mr. X-Men News, you are interested in seeing. I know it’s something I’ve been interested in, I just always wanted to do it the right way.”

He also talked about handling the younger versions of fan-favourite mutants from the earlier series like Storm, Jean Grey, Nightcrawler and more:

“Young Jean, young Scott and young Storm — and frankly, young Nightcrawler. These are very different characters than they were in the films ‘X-Men 1,’ “2,’ and ‘3.’ They are at times in their lives where they are probably at the most opposite they were, or they were to become. That’s kind of a thrill for me, to go back and take characters that I had crafted so many years ago and then flip them completely on their side and show how they evolved and how they began.”

Singer says Apocalypse himself has no care about the humans vs. mutants debate as for him it’s all about wiping out the weak.