With numerous films on the way to expand the “X-Men” cinematic universe in all new directions. writer and producer Simon Kinberg spoke with Latino Review this week about what the future holds for the mutant superhero franchise. He says he won’t say what order the new films will come out in yet, but they are going to “come out and the way we want to make them” he is proud to say:
“Because we have DEADPOOL, GAMBIT, and THE NEW MUTANTS, which are all equally important to us. With the mainline movies I would love to keep doing what we’re doing, which is each time trying to innovate and keep telling compelling stories. If it were up to me we get to keep making movies with Fassbender, McAvoy, Jen Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult, and obviously the new cast as well. That’s the hope, and it’s something that occupies the vast majority of my time these days.
It’s something that I’m constantly in conversation with Lauren Shuler Donner, and Hutch Parker, and the other producers of the movies, and the studio about we really are trying to create something that the studio didn’t always do, which is we’re trying to create a larger tapestry that all of these movies can be part of. You can have the experience of watching just one of them and it can be a satisfying two hour or however long experience, but if you watch all of the pieced together it’s an even deeper experience and understanding of the characters.”
While reviews for “X-Men: Apocalypse” have not been kind, the film has received unaninmous praise for one particular sequence – the big new Quicksilver scene.
Even more elaborate than the one in ‘Days of Future Past,’ the three-minute scene sees the speedster rescuing students from a massive explosion underneath Xavier’s school – all set to the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams”.
Like with ‘Days of Future Past,’ Bryan Singer and his crew used a Phantom camera which captures footage at 3000 FPS to capture the action which was much more practically realised than you may think. Today Fox has released a featurette about the shooting of the scene which is being dubbed ‘The Extraction’.