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Bryan Singer Discusses Apocalypse Reactions

written by Jordan Cobb May 3, 2016

Seems now more than ever fans will jump on to things rather quickly and it’s a bit understandable since they have invested so much time and love into their passions and their favorite characters. With trailers and stills surfacing about every three weeks or so, it seems like that kinda annoys X-Men film director, Bryan Singer.

Singer spoke recently to IGN at an event promoting X-Men: Apocalypse about the reaction given when Apocalypse was first being shown. He spoke of Apocalypse’s voice from the first trailer and commented that they were using actor Oscar Isaac’s normal voice to have his words just accompany the teaser and tell the story, even mentioning at that time the voice hadn’t been fully modified yet. He also said they had to rerecord his entire performance because the suit Isaac wore would creak and make several noises. So Apocalypse will speak in various tones, which is good – the big booming and intimidating voice is key to the character after all.


But what about the first still image? You know the one where everyone made Ivan Ooze jokes and a crap ton of memes. Boy there were a lot of those. Anyway Singer actually had an explanation on that stating:

“There was an image released on Entertainment Weekly, where the effect hadn’t been put in yet, so everyone was — the effect has a pink light on it, and everyone got lit up pink, so people thought Apocalypse was going to be pink. I was like, ‘No, no, they’re all pink. Take a look. Everyone in the picture is pink. It’s a pink picture.’ They maybe just should have taken the pink out of the picture — I should have taken the pink out of the picture. I’m going to take some blame for that. My fault, not Entertainment Weekly’s. That’s the picture I gave them.”

His statement does make a whole lot of sense and also confirms that fan backlash had no role in the color change.


Many thought they aren’t doing Apocalypse justice with the actor portraying the character and that seemed to annoy Singer the most as he recalled hearing the same things when Hugh Jackman was casted as Wolverine given that traditionally Wolverine is around 5’4”. Even last year the same sort of response happened for Quicksilver’s costume when that first showed up in a still for Days of Future Past. He did confirm what we saw of Apocalypse changing size in the trailers will happen in the movie. Apocalypse shall remain as massive as a skyscraper.

Well Singer has cleared the air, are you happy to hear? Still excited to see X-Men: Apocalypse? Let us know in the comments below!

X-Men: Apocalypse comes out on May 27.

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