Now that the final “X-Men: Apocalypse” trailer is out, the answer to the big Wolverine question has finally been answered. Yes, he’ll appear in the film, and director Bryan Singer has confirmed that it isn’t a throwaway, either.
“Make of that what you want,” he told Empire of Wolverine’s role. “I will say, it’s not simple. There’s something more pivotal that occurs with that. It hints to a sequence that again fits within the canon of all six movies, and the birth of a new direction. It’s not insignificant, nor is it simply just a throw-in.”
“It’s not the only shot you’re gonna see, let’s put it that way,” he added.
Singer also weighed in on Apocalypse himself, and particularly how he came to finding the right voice for the character. “He’s bearing the souls, as we say, of many lives and many characters,” he explained. “He has contained within him many voices, but he chooses one primarily. Sometimes he’ll lapse into other kinds of voices, all taken from various ranges and tones”
“We had a bass mic to his right cheek, a bass drum mic to his left cheek, and a normal Sennheiser that records the primary dialogue,” he continued. “I was able to take all those voices and augment them. But this isn’t the final mix. It’s getting closer to how he’s going to sound.”
As to that big X-mansion fight sequence in the trailer, he said, “It’s something like the astral plane… Apocalypse is a very powerful mutant and it results in an all-out attack on many levels. This is just one part of the attack. Every character is involved in one way or another.”
In the final trailer, Mystique and Nightcrawler — who are mother and son in the comics — shared a moment where he recognized her. However, Singer reveals that that’s because she’s become something of a legend since “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” “She’s famous, but nobody’s really seen her since,” Singer shared. “Meeting her is a big deal to him. She’s the great hero from 1973 and he’s starstruck in that moment. She’s not comfortable with it. She’s not interested in being the face of a world that she doesn’t believe exists. She’s not a hero. It’s the same reason I’m setting ‘20,000 Leagues Under The Sea’ right after the Civil War. Everything wasn’t suddenly hunky-dory between the North and the South — there was still hostility and tension. The same thing exists here.”
Directed by Bryan Singer and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Oscar Isaac and many, many more, “X-Men: Apocalypse” arrives in theaters May 27, 2016.
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