Earlier today we posted some concept art for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse, along with set photos giving us our first look at Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Lana Condor as Jubilee, and Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler.
Empire Magazine has now released a statement that the director made to them regarding the film, and how huge it's going to be. They also released higher resolution images of the concept art, which I included below.
“It’s a big monster of a movie. The stakes are so high and global and the villain is so mythic. It’s definitely an X-Men movie, but it really feels different.”
Damn! He's really hyping up the epicness of the story in that statement. The movie is set in 1983 and as you know it will introduce young versions of several characters, some of which I mentioned above. Writer Simon Kinberg talked about these characters and made it clear that they are going to be more than just cameos in the story:
“They’re as much a part of the movie as our main cast. Scott is not yet the squeaky-clean leader. Storm is a troubled character who is going down the wrong path in life. And Jean is complex, interesting and not fully mature. It’s fun to see someone struggling with their powers when you know one day they’ll become the most powerful person in the world.”
I think it's great that they are exploring these characters in X-Men: Apocalypse, and it sounds like there's a good chance that this movie is going to be even better than Days of Future Past. It's set to be released on May 19th, 2016.