X-Men: Apocalypse wordt afsluiter zesdelige saga

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Bryan Singer komt volgend jaar met zijn vierde X-men film. Deze film wordt volgens de regisseur de laatste in de saga, die in totaal zes delen heeft. De vierde werd geregisseerd door Gavin Hood, bij de derde film zat in Brett Ratner in de regiestoel. Singer is dus verantwoordelijk voor de overige films. De aankomende film zal volgens hem net wat langer duren dan de eerdere delen:

“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 that 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.” 

In het interview was Singer zeer te spreken over de acteerprestaties van acteur Michael Fassbender, die de rol van Magneto voor de derde keer op zich neemt. Singer beschreef in detail hoe emotioneel hij werd op de set tijdens een cruciale scene.

“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, so let’s hope it makes the cut. But after he did it, I went up to him, hugged him and said ‘Thank you, Michael, for that gift. Now I need you to do it again.’ And he did it, and [frick]ing rocked it again… with full emotion.”

“This guy’s amazing, he can go from the most emotionally devastating moment to breakdancing to ‘Blurred Lines’ in between takes. 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”

Tussen de opnames door heeft Singer tijd gevonden om Steve Jobs te zien, een film Fassbender de hoofdrol in speelt. Ook hierin was Singer was sterk onder de indruk van zijn collega.

X-Men: Apocalypse wordt geregisseerd door Bryan Singer. Terugkerende castleden zijn James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne en Evan Peters. Nieuwe toevoegingen zijn Oscar Isaac, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Kodi-Smit McPhee, Ben Hardy, Lana Condor en Olivia Munn. X-Men: Apocalypse draait vanaf 19 mei 2016 in de bioscopen.