X-Men: Apocalypse writer and producer Simon Kinberg on the past, present and future of the big screen X-Universe
This Friday, 20th Century Fox is turning back the clock and inviting Marvel Comics fans to visit their X-Men universe in the 1980s as part of the latest big screen mutant ensemble, X-Men: Apocalypse. All this week, we’ve been bringing you interviews with the film’s cast and crew, concluding today in a conversation with writer and producer Simon Kinberg. Check it out in the player below!
As we previously reported, Simon Kinberg reveals in this interview that the next X-Men film will be set in the ’90s. Since this interview, we’ve received a bit of clarification from Kinberg, who explained that he’s referring to the next central X-Men film itself and not any one of the planned spinoffs in various phases of development (including the next Wolverine, Gambit, New Mutants and X-Force).
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
X-Men: Apocalypse also stars Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, Lucas Till as Havok, Evan Peters as Quicksilver and newcomers Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Ben Hardy as Angel, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Olivia Munn as Psylocke and Lana Condor as Jubilee. Oscar Isaac is starring as the film’s title antagonist.
X-Men: Apocalypse makes its debut this Memorial Day weekend.