Simon Kinberg on ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, the Deleted Mall Sequence, and ‘New Mutants’

     May 24, 2016

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Now playing around the world and opening in North America this weekend is director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse. To help promote the film, Fox recently held a big press junket in London, and while there I got to interview screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg. During the wide-ranging interview he talked about deleted scenes, how one of them featured Nightcrawler breakdancing in the mall, if Taylor Swift was Dazzler, the status of the New Mutants movie, the final Hugh Jackman Wolverine movie, if we’ll get a Deadpool 2 and 3 before the X-Force movie, and a lot more.

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Here’s the official synopsis for X-Men: Apocalypse followed by what Kinberg and I talked about, as well as some links to our recent X-Men coverage:

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.


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Simon Kinberg:

  • How long was the first cut of X-Men: Apocalypse?
  • Deleted scenes talk.
  • Where is the mall sequence?
  • Was Taylor Swift Dazzler?
  • How one of the deleted scenes was Nightcrawler breakdancing in the mall.
  • Does he think it’ll be Deadpool 2 and 3 then X-Force or Deadpool 2 and then X-Force?
  • New Mutants Is Professor X part of the movie? When will they start filming?
  • Talks about the final Wolverine movie and confirms R rating.

X-Men related links:

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