“X-Men: Apocalypse” will reportedly deal with the concept of gods and men. Director Bryan Singer dropped hints about the film’s plot in his chat with Yahoo.
“X-Men has always centered around the fight between mutants and humans. This one’s a bit different. It deals with the concept of ancient mutanism. It deals with issues that are global. Apocalypse makes no distinction between humans and mutants, only between the weak and the strong,” he said.
Singer added that the character of Apocalypse is “compelling.” In the comics, Apocalypse is the first mutant, born as En Sabah Nur in Egypt. He is an immortal mutant and has abilities including molecular self-manipulation, superhuman strength, technopathy and genius-level intellect. He travels around the world, convincing civilizations that he is God and manipulates them to fight wars. He remains in suspended animation for years and comes back to life to test the civilizations.
Oscar Isaac is set to play Apocalypse and has reportedly already started shooting for the film. His costume will be mix of practical and digital and his version of character will be “God on earth.” Meanwhile, Apoclaypse will also have Four Horsemen: Magneto, Storm, Psylocke and Angel, Comicbook reported.
Singer also spoke about the costumes of the characters in the film, which will be closer to those in comic book and will be quite colorful. "I will say that in 'X-Men: Apocalypse,' there is a chance - without giving anything away -- that you may get closer to seeing what I think, Mr. X-Men News, you are interested in seeing. I know it’s something that I’ve been interested in, I just always wanted to do it the right way,” he said.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” is being shot in Montreal and it opens May 27, 2016.