X-Men: Apocalypse To Run A Little Long

Filmmaker Bryan Singer appeared at the San Pedro International Film Festival this weekend and has spoken about the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse”. As the film will effectively close out both the original and ‘First Class’ trilogies, he says it will likely run longer than previous “X-Men” films. He also suggests the film’s trailer gives away a spoiler:

“The cut’s a little long right now, but I think it’s going to be a longer X-Men movie. The X-Men movies I usually I keep under two hours, but this one I may actually let be a longer movie because it’s sort of a wrap-up of six movies.

It’s kind of a wrap up of X-Men 1, 2, 3, First Class, Days of Future Past, and there’s even an homage at the end, a scene. Its going to get spoiled because they decided to use it in the trailer which comes out in like six months, but it’s a really cool trailer. But it’s kind of a wrap up of six movies. So, it might run a little bit long.”

Singer also has nothing but praise for Michael Fassbender’s work as a young Magneto, teasing that one particular sequence with the actor just floored the crew:

“Michael Fassbender did something so wonderful in this movie… We’re at the end of the scene, and he asked me not to call cut and when the scene was over, he continued and did something that made me cry in the tent; I’ve never done that before.

The head of my company grabbed a Kleenex. Simon Kinberg, the writer who has no emotions at all, actually became emotional. It was so beautiful, I’ve never seen an actor do this for me and [Fassbender] just took the scene to a whole ‘nother level. It’s a heartbreaking scene, not a typical comic book movie scene at all, so let’s hope it makes the cut.

But after he did it, I went up to him, hugged him and said ‘Thank you, Michael, for that gift. Now I need you to do it again.’ And he did it, and [frick]ing rocked it again… with full emotion.”

Singer goes on to say the new film is very emotional with plenty of pathos. “X-Men: Apocalypse” is set for release on May 27th next year. You can see video of Singer’s panel on Youtube.