X Men: Apocalypse will have 'mass destruction'

Bryan Singer revealed 2016's 'X Men: Apocalypse' will have "more mass destruction" than other films in the franchise and will explore the "ancient mutants"

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Bryan Singer says 'X Men: Apocalypse' will have "more mass destruction" than previous films in the franchise.

The 48-year-old filmmaker - who helmed the forthcoming 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' - revealed 2016's sequel to the upcoming film will have a character who allows them to delve into aspects which the previous pictures haven't dealt with.

He explained to Total Film magazine: "'Apocalypse' will also have more of that mass destruction that 'X Men' films, to date, have not relied upon. There's definitely now a character and a story to allow room for that spectacle."

In the 'X-Men' comic books Apocalypse refers to a villainous rival, who is the world's first mutant, and Singer revealed the film, which will be set in the 80s, will explore the "ancient mutants".

He added: "We're going to deal with the notion of ancient mutants - the fact that they were born and existed years ago. But it will be a contemporary movie - well, it'll take place in the 80s ... The 80s is a period now - it's hard for me to believe that."

Singer will produce and co-write the script with 'Days of Future Past' scribe Simon Kinberg and the writers of 2003's 'X2', Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty.

X-Men: Apocalypse

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 144 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Written by: Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Simon Kinberg, Bryan Singer
  • UK release: 19 May 2016

Waking from a ten-year slumber, Apocalypse (Isaac) enlists Erik/Magneto (Fassbender) in his evil plans. Plenty of superficial excitement but a distinct lack of narrative ambition; with an extraordinary ensemble wasted in a franchise that's run dry of ideas.

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