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'X-Men's' Simon Kinberg speaks about the philosophical Apocalypse character

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According to Super Hero Hype on Thursday, "X-Men: Days of Past's" producer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg discusses the ability to create Apocalypse who would be just as philosophical as Magneto. A press junket focused on the upcoming sequel this month was asked about the "X-Men: Apocalypse" film and the future of the franchise.

Fortunately for Kinberg, there's no concern for time travel in "X-Men: Apocalypse" and that would mean no grids and graphs to assist in the storyline. There are set pieces that seem to scale sizes that may be comparable to James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy's" set pieces. He also expressed that the villain would be a fun character to create.

Kinberg spoke at WonderCon entertaining the possibilities of new characters that may be a challenge of finding well known, young actors to portray these parts. During that interview, the producer/writer hadn't entertained yet the possibility of casting actors for new characters.

For those who are unfamiliar with who is the oldest mutant in existence on Earth, Apocalypse was born about 5,000 years ago in Aqaba, a coastal city on the northeastern tip of the Red Sea. He was abandoned by his own people due to his rather unnatural looks. His grey skin and blue lips was rather unnatural for a human but was abruptly taken under the wing of Baal who saw him, not unlike Professor Charles Xavier, as a being with great gifts.

Apocalypse was seen as a god by most primitive civilizations and had used that to his advantage during the course of his existence. He had even discovered a piece of cryogenic technology that he would use to enter a period of stasis as he awaits a point in time where mutants are more common.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" opens in theaters on May 23 and "X-Men: Apocalypse" is scheduled to be released on May 27, 2016.



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