X-Men Apocalypse is coming!
Although lots of promotional events are taking place for the upcoming DVD and Blu-Ray release of X-Men: Days Of Future Past, there's been lots of talk about what fans can expect to see in the highly anticipated sequel.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past screenwriter, Simon Kinberg, recently shared a number of details about the upcoming 2016 film.
During a recent interview with Collider, he revealed which supporting characters would have a more dominant focus in the new Marvel Comics' superhero-based film.
“The relationship between Beast and Mystique is a really interesting one that we didn’t have a lot of time to explore in Days of Future Past, so we’ll have an opportunity to do more of that in Apocalypse,” Kinberg said.
Although the connection between Mystique and Beast had been established in X-Men: First Class, their relationship wasn't really a main focal point in Days Of Future Past.
The second installment in the X-Men film series focused on the dynamic narrative and relationship between Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr, which made it nearly impossible to tie in the duo's connection.
However, Kinberg insists Mystique's story will be a dominant focus in the new film. He also revealed a number of interesting characteristics about Mystique.
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“Part of what’s really interesting about Mystique’s character is that she is, in some ways, the child of both Erik and Charles,” explained Kinberg.
“She grew up with Charles and then she sort of became a woman with Erik, so her being the cross-pollination, if you will, of those two philosophies and those two men is something we can explore in the movie too.”
Although Kinberg previously stated that Apocalypse will definitely be the last in the trilogy, that doesn't mean this will be the last time fans will get to see the First Class characters.
“I will say that [X-Men: Apocalypse] is definitely the close of a trilogy for those First Class characters — which isn’t to say we won’t see them in future movies, hopefully we will, but it’s a completion of an arc for them,” he said. “I think that the friendship between Erik and Charles, which has always been so integral to the franchise, is something we’re continuing to explore and hopefully deepen with Apocalypse.”
X-Men Apocalypse is tentatively scheduled to hit theaters nationwide on May 27, 2016.