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Published: Sun, June 05, 2016
Culture | By Elsie Buchanan

What 'X-Men: Apocalypse' after-credits scene means for Wolverine 3


That first glimpse of the "X-Men" franchise's next villain - an ultra-powerful mutant with a god complex known as Apocalypse, first introduced in the comics in 1986 - would ultimately become the post-credits tag at the end of 2014's "X-Men: Days of Future Past", which went on to gross almost $750 million worldwide. Sinister from the "Uncanny X-Men" comics. We meet the power-amplifying Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) in 3600 BCE, enabling Singer to get his ancient-epic groove on (and composer John Ottman to fire up a vigorous choir) for the film's pre-credits action.

"It feels like an X-Men movie that I've been waiting for as well, you know, because some things happen that are so classic form the comic books", Oscar Isaac, who plays Apocalypse, explained. Batman battled Superman in Zack Snyder's sloppy Batman V Superman; the Avengers engaged in a veritable civil war in Captain America: Civil War.

"It's me and Brian Smrz, our second unit director, and we're on set and we're shooting this big sequence in the third act of the film, and he's like, 'I just need to see more, you know, anger in your eyes, '" Tye laughed.

Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) has established his haven for mutants coming into their powers with Hank McCoy (Nicholas Hoult) by his side as professor and stealth tech developer.

LONDON (AP) - It always hits the cast hard when they realize they're back on the set of "X-Men".

The current series, which stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence, focuses on younger versions of characters from the original trilogy. "So when I suddenly come across this universe that's all about misfits and outcasts who become superheroes, it intrigued me".

Previous depictions of the character have shown Jean as super-powerful and sure of herself; Turner portrays her as a teenager with no limit to her telekinetic and telepathic abilities, but one who is insecure, alienated and not at all accepted in the mutant world. "X-Men: Apocalypse" sees Singer return for his fourth go-round, and although he and his team have X-Men storytelling down to something of a science, that experience can also translate to something very like complacency. It takes place mostly, though not entirely, in the 1980s, where the events of the earlier "X-Men" movies are taught in school, as a handy way of catching audiences up. One final scene to say goodbye before they definitively turn it over to the new kids. In addition to being the follow-up to Days of Future Past, which is regarded as one of the best movies in the entire X-Men franchise, there are a lot of new additions to the cast.

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