“X-Men: Apocalypse” writer Simon Kinberg discussed the future of the franchise and its new characters.
Kinberg sat down with Empire Magazine to update on “Apocalypse”:
“They’re as much a part of the movie as our main cast,” he said.
“Scott is not yet the squeaky-clean leader.
Storm is a troubled character who is going down the wrong path in life.
And Jean is complex, interesting and not fully mature.
It’s fun to see someone struggling with their powers when you know one day they’ll become the most powerful person in the world.” As many already know, the upcoming movie is set in 1983, and will introduce younger versions of iconic characters Scott Summers/ Cyclops (Ty Sheridan), Ororo Munroe/ Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Jean Grey (Sophie Turner).
Twitter user @FrancescaY caught the new actors in their costumes while filming on set:
Other series newcomers include Lana Condor as Jubliee, Olivia Munn as Betsy Braddock/ Psylocke, Ben Hardy as Angel, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, and Oscar Isaac as the title villain.
Reprising their “Days of Future Past” roles are Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, and James McAvoy as Professor X.
Cast member Nicholas Hoult, playing Hank McCoy aka Beast, revealed that “Apocaylypse” is the last movie in his contract.
Same is the case with “The Hunger Games” actress Jennifer Lawrence, playing young Mystique, who confirmed that the upcoming film will be her last in the series.
Here are the upcoming “X-Men” films from Twentieth Century Fox: “Deadpool” will release on Feb.
12, 2016, followed by “X-Men: Apocalypse” on May 27, 2016, “Gambit” on Oct.
7, 2016, “Wolverine 3” (not official title) on Mar.
3 2017 and an untitled “X-Men” movie on Jul.