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Michael Fassbender made Bryan Singer cry (in an awesome way) filming X-Men: Apocalypse

October 12th, 2015 by Matt Gault Comments


Bryan Singer has spoken about the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, praising Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Oscar Isaac for what he calls “extraordinary” and “wonderful” performances in the film.

Singer was appearing at the San Pedro International Film Festival for a special 20th anniversary screening of The Usual Suspects and was inevitably asked about the highly-anticipated Marvel release next summer, which will be the climax of the franchise’s second trilogy.

“It cuts a little long,” said Singer. “I think it’s gonna 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. There’s even an homage at the end.

“There’s a scene – it’s gonna get spoiled because they decided to use it in the trailer which comes out, like six months, but it’s a really cool trailer – but the [homage] is kind of a wrap up of six movies. So, it might run a little bit long, but it’s not boring.”

“There’s new characters, young characters, rekindled romances like with [Charles] Xavier and Moira MacTaggert played by Rose Byrne who is amazing,” he continues.

“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…

“He, James McAvoy, and my villain Oscar Issac are among the three greatest living actors in cinema, in their age category by far. They will not be lauded, or rewarded, because they’re in an X-Men movie and comic book movies just don’t get that kind of shit. But they deliver some extraordinary performances particularly in X-Men: Apocalypse. The movie is very emotional. I love the pathos of the characters and their relationships.”

How can you not be excited for X-Men: Apocalypse after reading that!? We are dying to see the trailer, which should be along in the next few weeks. Stay tuned to SquareEyed for more!


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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.

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