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WATCH: Simon Kinberg says X-Men: Apocalypse is “like a disaster movie, extinction level event”

May 26th, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

So now that X-Men: Days of Future Past is both a critical and box-office success, everyone wants to know about the next installment in the franchise X-Men: Apocalypse. Speaking with IGN, Days of Future Past writer and producer Simon Kinberg revealed that Apocalypse will be the most powerful mutant to ever be put on screen:

“The thing that we’ve spent the most time talking about is not just the visual execution of the character, which is its own challenge – creating a character that’s the most powerful I think of any mutant villain that we’ve seen in the X-Men movies so far. More powerful than Magneto. The kind of scope and scale we’re talking about is like disaster movie, extinction level event. Sort of Roland Emmerich-style moviemaking, which you’ve never seen in an X-Men movie, or any superhero movie, which I think is exciting.”

Sounds like the film will be even more epic than Days of Future Past. Kinberg was quick to point out that Apocalypse will be a well fleshed out villain, that Apocalypse won’t be just another world conqueror:

“But we’ve also been talking about how to give him a real emotional and philosophical underpinning. So he’s not just somebody who’s out there destroying the world because he can. What he’s doing is – in his mind – justified and validated by a real compelling, coherent philosophy. He tries to proselytise and convert people – maybe some of our most familiar characters – to come to his cause.”

Source: IGN

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