X-Men Producer Reveals Story For 'X-Men: Apocalypse,' Film To Be Released In 2016 [VIDEO]
While "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" won't open in theaters until Friday, the film's producer Simon Kinberg is already talking about that film's sequel "X-Men: Apocalypse," which won't be for at least two years.
In a recent interview with SuperHeroHype, the producer spoke about the character, Apocalypse and how big the film will be.
"We want to tell the Apocalypse story and there's massive scale and scope to telling that story. There's going to be set pieces that I suspect are going to be bigger than anything we've ever done in an X-Men movie before and he's a great character," he said. "The biggest and funnest challenge of the Apocalypse movie to me is his character. How do you create a new villain for the X-Men world that is as good as any villain that's come before, is compelling philosophically as Magneto, not just in his physical powers, but in his philosophical depth. 'Apocalypse' is going to be a fun movie to write and make."
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Last month, "X-Men" producer and writer Simon Kinberg talked to Superhero Hype about Quicksilver appearing in both "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" and "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" during an interview with the website.
Kinberg said that most people are more advanced today and will be able to tell the difference between the two versions of Quicksilver. He also admitted that most audience members weren't aware that Marvel characters were separated by studios.
"I think you just have to assume that people are sophisticated enough to figure it out now. When I was a kid, people wouldn't have been sophisticated enough to figure out it. It would have been confusing for people. I think that now we live in a world where there are so many comic book movies," he said. "Audiences, I think, to some extent, largely are the casual fan. They're about 80 percent of the moviegoing audiences that go to these movies. They probably don't understand that Marvel movies are different than Fox Marvel movies and are separate from Sony "Spider-Man" movies. They don't know about that kind of stuff. They've survived it even within the same franchise."
Kinberg went on to say there are other versions of comic book characters have already appeared in comic book movies so it won't be a problem.
"I think there's two or three incarnations of Kitty Pryde within the X-Men movies. There's a few different versions of Bobby or Iceman and of Pyro. How many different Batmans have there been already? Audiences — I think especially young audiences today — are just a lot more sophisticated because they've grown up on the proliferation of these movies."
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" opens up in theaters on May 23rd, 2014.