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Bryan Singer reveals 5 big things about the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer

December 13th, 2015 by Marc Comments
The first X-Men: Apocalypse trailer debuted on Friday (here) and gave fans a pretty good idea of what to expect, but for those who are still craving more information about the sixth film in the Twentieth Century Fox franchise, Bryan Singer is not afraid to talk about it.

Here are 5 things he told Empire Magazine about the trailer and the movie.

The film focuses on the formation of the X-Men

“This movie is about the formation of the X-Men,” Singer said. “How do you get all these characters who are in different places in their lives to become the X-Men? That’s the challenge of the movie.”

Apocalypse may not be as big as you think (or saw in the trailer)

“It’s part of the mythology of Apocalypse’s size, but I couldn’t go full Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man where he’s just Giant Apocalypse, swatting at things,” Singer said. “I did something a little interesting in how I addressed the size thing, but I think the audience will get a kick out of it.”

Magneto will play a major part in Apocalypse’s reign of terror – and Michael Fassbender will be typically brilliant in it

“He’s found Erik at the most vulnerable place in his life. He’s searching for God. Remember, he was a young Jew in a concentration camp when he first lost his family and now here comes this man who was, is, or claims to be God. The power of persuasion is Apocalypse’s greatest power,” Singer said.”[Erik’s] one of the most pivotal characters. Fassbender really delivers here in non-traditional comic book style. There are scenes here you will not see in any other comic book movie. I really think Erik goes through one of the most complex journeys in the movie.

The studio bought back Patrick Stewart’s original wheelchair from the first film as part of a tribute

“I wanted to remind the audience that this isn’t just the climax of three movies. It’s the climax of six movies, beginning with X-Men 1,” Singer said. “It’s the original chair from the first movie – we bought it from a collector.”

Evan Peters worked more days than any other actor in the most complex sequence of the film

“There’s one sequence that took one and a half months to shoot for three minutes of film,” Singer said. “It involves the most complex camera moves, very sophisticated explosive algorithms, 3D Phantom cameras traveling at 50mph while shooting at 3,100 frames per second. Evan worked more days on this movie than any other actor because of this one sequence.”

Our friends Alyson and Phil over at Squareeyed had a little discussion about what we learned in the trailer. You can listen and watch it below:

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….