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Simon Kinberg talks X-men Apocalypse characters and their continuity

September 28th, 2014 by Derek Robertson Comments

X-men: Days of Future Past, is being release on VOD this week, and with the upcoming release of the DVD and Blu-ray producer Simon Kinberg took some time out to participate in a Q&A with Yahoo UK.

Kinberg teased that we might be seeing some new characters in next year’s X-men: Apocalypse, mentioning beloved comic characters such as Psylocke and Cable. He spoke to Yahoo UK in great detail about the next chapter in the series: “She [Psylocke] is a fan favorite and also a favorite of mine. We have a small part that she plays in X-Men: The Last Stand, and we talked about including her in X-Men: Days of Future Past quite seriously, actually. There was a version of the script she was in and we even auditioned some actors in Montreal.

“But we didn’t feel there was enough of a part she would play in a movie that was already full of many, many mutants. She has a cool power. I know Bryan Singer thinks she’s a neat character so there’s certainly a chance she’ll be in an ‘X-Men’ movie some day.

“Hopefully there’ll be a lot of ‘X-Men’ movies and there’s lot of mutants we’re yet to fully explore onscreen, even if they’ve had cameos before. Now we’re making more films there’s a chance to dig deeper.

“We also talked about including him [Cable] in X-Men: Days of Future Past. I will say, we love the character, we’d love to find a place for him in these movies, but I cannot confirm or deny which characters will actually be in X-Men: Apocalypse until I read some spoilers.”

There was also the reaffirmation that Apocalypse will follow on from X-Men: First Class, so there won’t be too much in the way of roles for the older, original movies cast. Furthermore, the issue of continuity was addressed by the events raised in X-Men: Days of Future Past including:

Wolverine’s Claws: “We don’t see it [Wolverine’s claws] because he doesn’t pop his claws at the end of the movie [but like with elements of the story] perhaps how he got his claws is different. But he lands ultimately in the same destination.”

Nightcrawler As Mystique’s Offspring: “Since Azazel was killed, does this mean that Mystique gave birth to Nightcrawler in the time between X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past? All I will say is that ten years transpired between X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, so anything is possible. She’s a young woman in her 20s going on 30s… and I will leave it at that.”

Quicksilver As Magneto’s Son: “It is a fascinating relationship. Erik grew up without a family , it’s such a huge part of him, of his mission. So the idea of exploring what it means for Magneto to be a father and reconnect with a son many years after his birth is fascinating and certainly something that would be interesting to explore in future films.”

So there you have it, people. Expect to see some new characters being introduced in the next installment of the franchise – X-Men: Apocalypse.

Source: Darkhorizons 

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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.