New X-Men: Apocalypse Stills Show Off The Titular Villain


Along with pulling back the curtain on Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice with some new stills and a ton of new information, the latest issue of Empire Magazine is also shedding some light on another highly-anticipated superhero flick: X-Men: Apocalypse.

Other than the leaked Comic-Con trailer, which can be viewed above, we haven’t really seen or heard too much about the upcoming sequel, so it’s nice to see it finally getting a bit of time in the spotlight.

Through a gallery of low-res images (the high-res versions will likely appear online shortly), seen below, we get a glimpse at the film’s titular villain as well as some of the supporting cast. The quality isn’t great, but we’ll take what we can get.

In addition to the images, Empire also sat down with director Bryan Singer for an interview, who revealed a bit about the look of the titular villain. “He’ll be very similar to images in the comic,” said Singer. “There’s obviously something very futuristic and yet ancient to the design of both his costume and his physicality.”

Having seen the image above, we have to agree with the director. So far, I’m digging the look that they’ve chosen for Apocalypse and I’m definitely excited to see more of him.

Further into the interview, Singer touched on how Quicksilver will factor into the film, saying that he wanted to incorporate him in a more “appropriate” and “integral” way, since he can’t just have him “run around the Pentagon again.”

Of course, we don’t know exactly what kind of role the character will play in X-Men: Apocalypse, but it’s nice to hear that the director is aware of the fact that he has to integrate Quicksilver into the story in a way that makes sense. Sure, everyone loved the Pentagon scene in Days of Future Past, and I wouldn’t exactly go so far as to say that Quicksilver was under-utilized, but it would definitely be great to see him have a larger part to play in the plot this time around.

Finally, Michael Fassbender, who plays Magneto, weighed in on where his character will be when the film opens up.

“Magneto is a guy that plays both side. It depends on the day of the week. When we first meet him here, he’s hung up his cape and he’s fallen in love and had a family. His motives are in some ways justifiable, it’s just his methods that are questionable.”

X-Men: Apocalypse will hit theatres on May 27th, 2016.

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