‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Will Be Longer Than the Other ‘X-Men’ Films
X-Men: Apocalypse isn’t just the conclusion of the recent trilogy kicked off by First Class; it’s basically the conclusion of six X-Men films, which began in 2000 with Bryan Singer’s first X-Men movie, and comes full circle with Singer’s Apocalypse, hitting theaters next spring. As such, the director says that we can probably expect a longer runtime for the new sequel, while also warning of potential spoilers in the forthcoming trailer.
Apocalypse is the conclusion of the current X-Men storyline, and while the contracts for its stars (Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, et al.) are up after this film, Fox still plans on developing future installments in the franchise. For now, we have plenty to look forward to with Apocalypse, which director Bryan Singer spoke about recently at the San Pedro International Film Festival (via Coming Soon):
The cut’s a little long right now, but I think it’s going to be a longer X-Men movie. The X-Men movies I usually I keep under two hours, but this one I may actually let be a longer movie because it’s sort of a wrap-up of six movies. It’s kind of a wrap up of X-Men 1, 2, 3, First Class, Days of Future Past, and there’s even an homage at the end, a scene. Its going to get spoiled because they decided to use it in the trailer which comes out in like six months, but it’s a really cool trailer. But it’s kind of a wrap up of six movies. So, it might run a little bit long.
A longer cut isn’t necessarily a bad thing — the X-Men crew are facing their most formidable, earth-shattering foe yet with Oscar Isaac’s eponymous villain, but this also might be the last X-Men film we see for a while, so an extended (possibly temporary) farewell is in order.
Singer also notes in the quote above that there’s a potential spoiler in the first trailer — not so much a narrative spoiler, but a reveal of something awesome from the end that he wanted to save for the theatrical release. So if you’re a bit spoiler-sensitive, maybe you should exercise a little will-power and avoid the trailer, which should be arriving in the next couple of months.
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27, 2016.
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