‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Characters Revealed In Latest Magazine Cover
The Latest EW Cover Reveals Key “X-Men: Apocalypse” Characters!
San Diego Comic Con 2015 is over but there was quite a bit of news regarding Fox’s upcoming X-Men project. While the low quality leaked trailer gave us a glimmer of what X-Men: Apocalypse‘s characters looked like, it’s the latest Entertainment Weekly cover that gives us a better look.
I have to admit, Apocalypse looks a little intense. We’ve seen characters like Azazel in “X-Men: First Class” and Toad in the first “X-Men,” but I think Apocalypse may stand out more than any of those characters. While he may look a little extreme, I have to say that I am extremely pleased with how Olivia Munn looks as Psylocke. She is the first character that I’ve seen in Bryan Singer‘s universe that is almost completely on point with the original comic book character. It seems like Singer is moving away from his “all black” norm this time around by moving closer to the original comic book versions of the characters. The story may still be his own but with characters like Apocalypse, Jubilee, “Mohawk Storm,” and Psylocke, “X-Men: Apocalypse” may be the film to please the die-hard fans.
One reason why Singer may be giving in to traditional comic book attire could be due to the time period. With “X-Men: Apocalypse” being set in the 1980s, there is a lot of leeway for more extreme costume designs. The fashion of the 1980s was already “flashy” so it makes sense that this film would be the film to move away from Singer’s traditional black costumes. It’s a risk for audiences who aren’t familiar with the original comic series and only know film, but it’s a risk that I’m glad was taken. To see more traditional costumes makes me feel like a kid again and I hope that Bryan Singer can pull this off and set a precedent for other films. Maybe we’ll get a cool Gambit costume if this risk pays off! Who knows!