by Brett White
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer said a lot just by saying nothing. And in this case, that nothing might just be a maniacal, massive, armored, blue-lipped master villain named Apocalypse. In an interview with Bleeding Cool, the director remained quite dodgy when confronted with the idea of En Sabah Nur’s involvement.
When asked if he would ever consider using Apocalypse in an X-Men film, Singer’s disposition changed. When straight-up asked if he would ever consider using the immortal mutant known for hanging out in dystopian futures in a film that’s at least partially set in a dystopian-ish future (like “X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Singer responded with the classic line, “I can’t tell you.”
When pressed if whether or not Apocalypse would be a CGI character created through motion capture, Singer became even more nervous. He responded by saying, “This is how it gets started, when somebody starts piecing the little bits together…”
With the major villain of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” still kept under wraps, this possible slip-up could confirm something that we guessed last month when we cast Peter Dinklage as Apocalypse. Singer has denied that Dinklage is involved as a motion capture character, giving more weight to the rumor that he’s actually playing Bolivar Trask, the man responsible for creating the mutant-hunting Sentinel robots. But newly cast Omar Sy’s role is still a mystery. Could he be undergoing an apocalyptic transformation?
Granted, fans can’t go a day on the Internet without coming across a casting rumor for the upcoming X-Film, so it’s entirely possible that this is a tricky tactic employed by Singer to keep fans guessing. But we hope not, because Apocalypse deserves to be on the big screen.
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