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Bryan Singer Analyzes ‘X-Men Apocalypse’ Trailer Scene By Scene

Bryan Singer Analyzes ‘X-Men Apocalypse’ Trailer Scene By Scene


Bryan Singer breaks down the latest “X-Men: Apocalypse” trailer for us!

The third “X-Men: Apocalypse” trailer arrived serving a few new scenes, a bit more backstory, and even a surprise cameo. While we spent the time to analyze the other trailer, Bryan Singer beat us to the punch on this one and decided to give his own input. We’ve broken the trailer down in each clip below to highlight Singer’s commentary.

On the part of the trailer with Apocalypse transforming from a human…

“That was shot fairly early on,” admits Singer, “It’s not a big moment, but you get a taste of who he was. That’s when he’s not Apocalypse. This is when he’s a willing contributor.”

On Apocalypse’s voice and seemingly “draining mutants”…

“He’s bearing the souls, as we say, of many lives and many characters,” explains Singer. “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.

On how they created Apocalypse’s voice through sound mixing…

“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. 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.”

On the battle between Professor X and Apocalypse and what it really is…

“It’s something like the astral plane,” says Singer. “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.”

On Mystique’s relationship with the X-Men and her encounter with Nightcrawler…

“She’s famous, but nobody’s really seen her since,” says Singer. “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.”

On Quicksilver finally admitting that Magneto is his father…

“It wasn’t meant to be a big deal,” laughs Singer. “It’s not like Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. We know the deal. The question is, who else knows it and what does it mean and how does it inform how Quicksilver has evolved as a character? It’s part of his journey right to the end of this film.”

On the battle between Cyclops and Storm…

“We never like to digress into fights for the sake of fights,” he explains. “I always like to give conflicts purpose. And visually, who would be a nice match? Whose powers complement each other in battle? To have Cyclops trying to pin Storm, who can fly, it makes for some really wild imagery that I haven’t seen before.”

On the surprise shot of what seems to be Wolverine’s claws…

“Make of that what you want,” he pokerfaces. “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.”

And of course if you happened to miss the full trailer, you can check it out here.

Does this make you any more or less excited for “X-Men: Apocalypse?”

This was first reported by Collider

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