Bryan Singer Teases X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Script Image

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With the news that X-Men: Days of Future Past has now become the highest grossing film of 2014 thus far at the worldwide box office, anticipation is high for the follow-up X-Men: Apocalypse.  As the title (and DOFP post-credits sequence) suggests, the film involves the comics supervillain Apocalypse, and we know that the story will follow the First Class cast plus Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine into the 1980s.  Singer is expected to return to direct, and he’s been working on the script with Days of Future Past screenwriter Simon Kinberg and X2 scribes Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris.

It now appears that at least the treatment for the script is finished, as today Singer shared an image of the first page, which actually clues us into what we can expect from the proposed Apocalypse prologue.  Hit the jump to take a look.

x-men-apocalypse-bryan-singerDated June 6th, this Instagram image shows the cover page for Singer, Kinberg, Dougherty, and Harris’ X-Men: Apocalypse treatment.  Though Kinberg previous told us that we likely wouldn’t be returning to the ancient Egypt setting glimpsed at the tag of Days of Future Past, this prologue for Apocalypse includes references to The Nile, a sprawling battle, and The Four Horsemen.  The Horsemen were glimpsed briefly at the end of DOFP when we saw the mutant Apocalypse building the pyramids, and they play a major role in the comics as the mutant’s personal guard.

Obviously filmmaking is a very fluid process so there’s no guarantee this prologue will remain a part of the finished film when X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27, 2016, but it’s fun to get a sneak peek at the work-in-progress script.  One imagines we’ll start to hear more firm word on Apocalypse in the coming months, as pre-production will likely get underway late this year in anticipation of what will probably be an early 2015 production start-date.




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  • Vulcan

    It would be dumb not to have at least one scene in Ancient Egypt. And I want to see a sprawling battle where Apocalypse wipes out an entire army.

  • Armond White is my master now

    Don’t make plans for the future. It’s very difficult to direct a movie from the county jail, Bryan. Maybe with Skype?

    • Jerry

      He’s not going to jail. There is a large amount of evidence that show that Bryan was never in Hawaii at the time of the “incident,” and the plaintiff testified in another case years ago that he has never traveled out of the continental US. The case will either be thrown out, or they will settle out of court.

      • NICK НΛRT

        or he will be found guilty and go to prison. you are aware that there are two different cases he is being sued for right now, right?

      • Serpico Jones

        There are no criminal charges against him, he’s being sued. At most he’ll have to cough up some money.

      • Les Grossman

        In Hollywood, this is what we call “doing a Michael Jackson”…
        :-)

      • scheebles

        The second suit coming from the same lawyer only AFTER Bryan Singer presented evidence that he was’t in Hawaii at the time.

        I’m not saying he’s innocent, but it is a little sketchy that Singer says he has evidence to disprove the first claim and then suddenly the lawyer has a second case against him. Could be that he legitimately found somebody else, or that Bryan Singer has sex with men and somebody is looking to take advantage of it.

  • Max Rockatansky

    Congrats to X-Men:Days of Future Past for the world wide box office earning so far of $700Mil.

  • Aquartertoseven

    They need to get rid of Kinberg, his writing was the only real negative of DOFP, and the most important aspect of a film. Look at his resume, he sucks, they need the First Class team or something to pen future X-Men films.

    • McA

      I’m much rather Singer leave the franchise to be honest. Matt Reeves or my prefered choice of Matthew Vaughn would be much better.

      Singer may be innocent of the charges against (probably is as Egan seems like a lying money grabber but who no doubt got fucked in some way or other by Hollywood) him but there’s no doubt about it, guy is creep of Hefner proportions – arguably creepier given his known associations with Marc Collins Rector, Brian Peck and Jason James Murphy – convicted paedophiles.

      • Falco

        +1

        Your logical and emotional response to Singer’s accountability should be noted. Thank you for speaking like a human being and not a criminal defense attorney!

      • McA

        You’re welcome! Hollywood in general has a serious problem with exploitation. It doesn’t begin and end with Singer. Also it seriously bugs me when assholes conflate paedophilia with homosexuality – makes my blood boil. Saw so much of that in comment sections below articles on Singer’s case. But where there is internet, there are idiots.

        I honestly think Fox will want to play this one safe though…still reckon Singer may get replaced for the directing gig at least.

      • Serpico Jones

        Problem is who are they going to replace him with on such short notice? They’ll probably start shooting early next year and I certainly don’t see Vaughn coming back.

      • McA

        It’s doable… You should read up on the schedule Vaughn had on First Class… It’s mentioned on the blu-ray I think. But you do need a talented director to pull it off and you’re right I think, Vaughn likely wouldn’t want to return. My vote still goes to Reeves. Alternatively Rupert Wyatt would make an interesting choice given what he did with the previous apes film.

      • McA

        It’s doable… You should read up on the schedule Vaughn had on First Class… It’s mentioned on the blu-ray I think. But you do need a talented director to pull it off and you’re right I think, Vaughn likely wouldn’t want to return. My vote still goes to Reeves. Alternatively Rupert Wyatt would make an interesting choice given what he did with the previous apes film.

      • Falco

        Totally doable. There’s all kinds of crazy “how it got made” movie stories. And Fox wouldn’t lose a dime by replacing him either. There’s plenty of other choices for director, some better and some worse.

      • Falco

        …Star Wars is supposedly getting delayed for Ford’s broken ankle. So rescheduling release dates also seems to be doable if they need more time.

      • Aquartertoseven

        I was hopeful of him being the director on DOFP and argued for him so much on the internet, but yeah, his direction wasn’t great. But the writing, the substance of the film is what truly matters and it was by far the weakest aspect of the film. I’d prefer Vaughan or (if Dawn is good) Reeves to come aboard but they need to first and foremost get a good writer, and show the door to Kinberg, Marvel’s version of David Goyer.

        I don’t care about the controversy surrounding Singer, innocent until proven guilty so that’s that. I’m sure he knows 1000s of people in Hollywood, it’s a very tight knit community, and even if he is guilty, I won’t judge or want him taken off of projects until we know for sure that he’s guilty. Until then, let him work.

      • McA

        Problem with Kinberg (ditto Goyer) is that the studios like them and will continue to like them so long as they keep making lots of dough for them. Your main point is spot on though – personally I was giving Kinberg the benefit of the doubt when it was announced he was the main writer of DOFP but he’s simply not good enough by himself. I dunno though who you opt for – I mean they initially hired David Benioff (a good writer and a genuine comic book fan) to write the first Wolverine spin off but the studio wanted something safer (ie not R-rated) and had Skip Woods craft his own masterpiece instead.

        Whadda ya do?

        5,4,3,2,1…Give the rights back to Marvel! – Says some guys on the internet.

        Personally I don’t mind that the rights are at Fox. What I do mind is them continually dropping the goddamn ball.

      • Aquartertoseven

        The X2 or First Class writers would be ideal.

        Marvel Studios films are on the decline, they’re too safe and homogeneous. Hopefully Guardians of the Galaxy, being a James Gunn film, will be different though.

      • Aquartertoseven

        The X2 or First Class writers would be ideal.

        Marvel Studios films are on the decline, they’re too safe and homogeneous. Hopefully Guardians of the Galaxy, being a James Gunn film, will be different though.

      • McA

        Yup, think they’re facing a bit of a backlash after a so so Thor sequel and the whole Ant Man fiasco. GoG does look aces though and I do have high hopes.

        If it sucks though, I can maybe see a decline but with the Avengers sequel around the corner, I can’t see them hitting an economic slump. A quality slump is something different however… I’m not especially taken with a lot of the Marvel movie stuff anyway. Iron Man set a high bar that they haven’t quite managed to top imo. Cap 2 was pretty good though. Great score – Henry Jackman is the man.

      • Aquartertoseven

        Cap 2 was, when you look at it, middling. Not as good as Avengers, Thor or Iron Man, but better than Iron Man and Thor 2. It had a weak story and next to no character development, it was pretty good but that’s just not good enough, compared to that story’s potential. It was definitely homogeneous too though, and considering how the best superhero films are the ones that do something different, the future of the MCU is not looking as bright as it seemed post-Avengers.

      • McA

        Middling is maybe a wee bit harsh but well, put it this way, I’ll go see most of these Marvel movies in the cinema but I won’t be buying the Blu-Ray.

        They’re ok movies to go see and kill some time. I totally agree that the marvel movies play it safe. Rarely do they live up to the potential of the source material.

        I’m actually far more critical of The Avengers for instance as they seemed to set up Tony Stark dying or sacrificing himself for the cause and then dying but they’re were too afraid to kill off their money maker. Which I can totally understand from an economic pov but creatively they pussied out.

        I don’t really know how you feel about the Dark Knight movies but I do believe there was an attempt to do something different there. What Marvel really needs is take some ballsy steps. Hiring Edgar Wright for Ant Man was a good start but well, we know how that ended.

      • Aquartertoseven

        TDK’s easily the best superhero film imo.

        Cap 1 and Incredible Hulk are better made, more consistent films than Cap 2, I don’t know if they’re actually better though. Cap 1 especially has a better story and a fair bit of character development.

      • McA

        Yeah, I would certainly rate it very highly. The independent sector or lower budget studio films, generally speaking, tend to make the best comic (as the high brow types put it, ‘graphic novel’) book adaptations… I’m thinking along the lines of Persepolis, A History of Violence, Waltz With Bashir, Kick Ass. Movies that don’t cost much to make generally tend to take the most risks creatively.

        I’d also add Blade 2 to my list of great comic book movies.

        PS I enjoyed The Incredible Hulk very much – not super thrilled by the action sequences but the dramatic parts and Norton of course were top notch.

      • Aquartertoseven

        Indeed, it’s underrated. I’m a big fan of Kick Ass, History of Violence is a good film, haven’t seen Waltz and as for Persepolis, really enjoyed the first act, as we see the impact of a cultural upheaval but I have to say, I was bored by her experiences after that, in Europe. Nowhere near as compelling or interesting imo. Still, it took risks and you can’t fault that, especially as risk taking is less present in these types of films as time goes on.

        Haven’t seen Blade 2, heard that it’s better than the first one, which I wasn’t a huge fan of.

      • McA

        I’d recommend Waltz With Bashir highly. There’s an argument that it could’ve been made as a straight up docu but by it goes much deeper than the events of what happened in Lebanon 1982 and becomes a film about memory and how reliable or unreliable it can be and the animated style is a wonderful representation of that. Looking forward to Folman’s next film The Congress.

        Yeah, the opening of Persepolis is great (great voice cast as well) and although the 2nd half isn’t as good, I still found it to be an overall excellent movie. I had no real idea about what it must of been like to have grown up in Iran at that time and found the movie to have shattered a lot of my preconceived notions about Iran and the people who live there. I bought the comic afterwards and found it equally excellent. Long but very good.

        Blade 2 is worth a punt. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel but it’s damn good fun and Del Toro at his most crowd-pleasing. Much better than the just ok Blade.

      • milo

        What you meant to say is “Cap 2 was, when *I* look at it, middling.” You’re welcome.

        Funny how most of the things you find fault with are things that everyone else sees as the strengths of the film, great story and character development, and one of the Marvel films that has stood out the most as doing something different. And in contrast to all the hand wringing about Ant Man, Cap 2 and GOTG make the future of Marvel look to have some real potential.

      • Aquartertoseven

        Lack of character development isn’t subjective, it either is or isn’t. No-one really changed by the end of the movie, only their situation changed, not them as characters. The only one that slightly changed was the Winter Soldier, and by the end credits he only became OPEN to change. In a film named after him, that’s all that happened for him. The story was basic and underdeveloped, that’s a fact. You didn’t have Widow’s double agent status explored, Cap didn’t feel that he couldn’t trust anyone, Fury wasn’t ambiguous at all despite previously being an ambiguous character, it was all so minimal and bare; ‘Hydra in SHIELD, run away and go back to fight them’. That is the story, that’s it.

        To me, to a rational, objective person, it was middling, although there are an abundance of blind, ignorant idiots that see it as the best Marvel movie. Because they see a decent film with a lot of action and no IM3 style controversy as amazing, as opposed to a multi faceted story, ample character development as well as good action, a la Spiderman 2.

      • milo

        “Lack of character development isn’t subjective”

        Yes it is. As are comments like “No-one really changed by the end of the movie”. It’s just the same old bullshit trying to inflate your opinion by passing it off as fact.

        And thanks for clarifying that you’re rational and objective and that the rest of us are blind ignorant idiots. I only wish you had pointed that out in the first place so I wouldn’t have wasted time on someone who is obviously spectacularly brilliant. Cheers.

      • Aquartertoseven

        Who changed by the end of the movie? How was Cap different? Widow? Fury?

        Well, if you’re ignorant to the lack of substance, are you not blind and ignorant? Or is it the label that offends you?

        Try and open your mind to what the film is, rather than being absorbed solely by the action scenes.

      • milo

        “Lack of character development isn’t subjective”

        Yes it is. As are comments like “No-one really changed by the end of the movie”. It’s just the same old bullshit trying to inflate your opinion by passing it off as fact.

        And thanks for clarifying that you’re rational and objective and that the rest of us are blind ignorant idiots. I only wish you had pointed that out in the first place so I wouldn’t have wasted time on someone who is obviously spectacularly brilliant. Cheers.

      • milo

        “Lack of character development isn’t subjective”

        Yes it is. As are comments like “No-one really changed by the end of the movie”. It’s just the same old bullshit trying to inflate your opinion by passing it off as fact.

        And thanks for clarifying that you’re rational and objective and that the rest of us are blind ignorant idiots. I only wish you had pointed that out in the first place so I wouldn’t have wasted time on someone who is obviously spectacularly brilliant. Cheers.

      • Aquartertoseven

        The X2 or First Class writers would be ideal.

        Marvel Studios films are on the decline, they’re too safe and homogeneous. Hopefully Guardians of the Galaxy, being a James Gunn film, will be different though.

      • Falco

        I hate WB the most, so Fox doesn’t totally bother me either. My main observation with Fox is they tend to make allusions to lots of political and social issues, but never fully integrate them into the stories. They just poke at it briefly in dialogue to play it safe. But if this is the best we get for a summer blockbuster then I’m not too disappointed.

      • milo

        “…his known associations with…”

        Looks like someone never learned the phrase “guilt by association”.

      • milo

        “…his known associations with…”

        Looks like someone never learned the phrase “guilt by association”.

      • milo

        “…his known associations with…”

        Looks like someone never learned the phrase “guilt by association”.

      • McA

        I’m troubled by that is all. Knowing one is easy to overlook – you should read the stories coming out of the UK entertainment industry at the minute, it’s mind-blowing – but knowing and working with several of them bothers me a touch. Exploitative assholes (usually higher up producers, directors etc) working in Hollywood is nothing new and ask anyone who works in the town and they’ll tell you it’s been going on for years. Sad, bad stuff.

    • theseeker7

      now see it’s curious the way you put that. When a film has multiple writers, how do you know exactly which parts were particularly by him? Did Kinberg talk about his specific contributions somewhere in the press that I missed?

      • McA

        He did I think…I don’t have the link off hand but he talked about how he did a draft for Vaughn and then he talked about how that changed when Singer came along and then there was something about Jane Goldman helping him out with a certain part of the screenplay he was having trouble with. It was mostly a Kinberg deal to be fair. I just don’t think he cuts it by himself.

      • McA

        He did I think…I don’t have the link off hand but he talked about how he did a draft for Vaughn and then he talked about how that changed when Singer came along and then there was something about Jane Goldman helping him out with a certain part of the screenplay he was having trouble with. It was mostly a Kinberg deal to be fair. I just don’t think he cuts it by himself.

      • Aquartertoseven

        He wrote the screenplay. He worked with others on the story, the outline, but he alone wrote the specifics. Google the film, it is written.

  • MJ

    Whoa. I thought we finally were done with this series of movies?

    Not sure why we need another one?

    • axalon

      “Not sure we need another one?”

      “You’re adorable.”

      –Fox Studios

    • DjangoBro

      You’re an idiot.

      • MJ

        This from the guy who actually said that DOFP was better than The Avengers…..

      • yrulaughing418

        DOFP is better than Avengers, though.
        like, way better
        DOFP is a real movie, Avengers is a comedy

      • MJ

        Comparing the two movies is ludicrous. You don’t compare an OK film of a 2nd tier franchise to very popular film in a first tier franchise.

        LOL — it’s like comparing the Cleveland Browns to the New England Patriots. No one in their right mind makes that comparison.

      • yrulaughing418

        That’s some of the worst reasoning I’ve ever seen on the internet
        I now feel dumber for having read it

      • MJ

        You feelings are starting to catch up with reality then. That is a good thing.

        “A man’s got to know his limitations.” – Dirty Harry

      • milo

        X-Men is doing pretty damn well for a second tier franchise, making more than Spidey, Godzilla, Thor domestic, and more than Cap worldwide. And Avengers and DOFP both had 92% good reviews on RT, you’re entitled to your opinion (and have decided to beat that dead horse into the ground) but both had far better than just “OK” reviews.

        As far as the football analogy goes, you compare teams that are winning games. And based on box office and reviews, no question DOFP is worthy of being in any comparison.

      • milo

        X-Men is doing pretty damn well for a second tier franchise, making more than Spidey, Godzilla, Thor domestic, and more than Cap worldwide. And Avengers and DOFP both had 92% good reviews on RT, you’re entitled to your opinion (and have decided to beat that dead horse into the ground) but both had far better than just “OK” reviews.

        As far as the football analogy goes, you compare teams that are winning games. And based on box office and reviews, no question DOFP is worthy of being in any comparison.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        …so comedies aren’t…movies? What?

      • milo

        I thought both were great movies, sure they have a different tone but that doesn’t make a movie better or worse. Personally I’d rate them about the same but if I had to pick one I’d give a slight edge to Avengers. Whether you like it or not, having some comic relief (and I certainly wouldn’t call it an outright comedy) doesn’t make any film less of a “real movie”.

      • yrulaughing418

        Let me rephrase that.

        DOFP tells a story with real suspense and a serious tone, where it feels like the stakes are high.

        Avengers, in my opinion, is a collection of skits and groan-inducing one-liners where every single scene has to be punctuated with some kind of joke

      • milo

        Avengers has more comic relief (and for the most part the one liners made me laugh, not groan), but for me that just balances out the movie, it doesn’t make it any less suspenseful or water down the stakes. The more serious tone worked great in DOFP but I wouldn’t say that being “serious” isn’t inherently any better.

        It’s hard to think of a movie I love that doesn’t have any comic relief, even DOFP has some.

      • DjangoBro

        Yup that’s right!

      • SomeGuy

        Have you really even seen The Avengers? DOFP is way better. Sure The Avengers had Sean Connery, but still…

      • Daniel Rodriguez

        I really liked Avengers but I love X-MEN. Whether it be comics, cartoons or movies. They have such a better story and darker tone than the Avengers. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll showup at every Avengers movie that gets made. However DOFP really had more of live or die situations that put the characters in real harms way and was both awesome and sad to see them fight till the end. I wouldn’t say every X-MEN move is better that the Avengers, I however would definitely watch DOFP over the Avengers any day.

      • Daniel Rodriguez

        I really liked Avengers but I love X-MEN. Whether it be comics, cartoons or movies. They have such a better story and darker tone than the Avengers. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll showup at every Avengers movie that gets made. However DOFP really had more of live or die situations that put the characters in real harms way and was both awesome and sad to see them fight till the end. I wouldn’t say every X-MEN move is better that the Avengers, I however would definitely watch DOFP over the Avengers any day.

      • Daniel Rodriguez

        I really liked Avengers but I love X-MEN. Whether it be comics, cartoons or movies. They have such a better story and darker tone than the Avengers. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll showup at every Avengers movie that gets made. However DOFP really had more of live or die situations that put the characters in real harms way and was both awesome and sad to see them fight till the end. I wouldn’t say every X-MEN move is better that the Avengers, I however would definitely watch DOFP over the Avengers any day.

    • milo

      Because this one was a great movie and a big hit, making by far the most of the series worldwide. And so far 224M domestic, only about 10M below the highest in the series. How much did you predict it would make?

      I’m hugely excited about this next one and hope they can keep the series going strong after that.

  • appolox

    Alright. This confirms that the film will feature a prologue in Egypt and that the riders will appear. Since Gambits in the movie, I wonder if he will become a rider like in he comics.

  • Mixed race rich kid NYC

    So he’s not going to jail for molesting kids?
    Typical white/Jewish hollywood
    Protecting their own
    I guess I’ll have to see xmen days of future past before its out of theater now the movie is a success
    Might as well go tonight
    Hope it’s good

    • The Flobbit

      And, like a bad penny, this moron always shows up.

      MAAATTTT….?

    • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

      It’s no “The Incredible Mr. Limpet” but it’s pretty good.

    • milo

      Weren’t you that clown copy and pasting about how DOFP was going to bomb? Nonsense about being the most expensive superhero movie ever and such?

      Shame they couldn’t get that ban to stick.

    • milo

      Weren’t you that clown copy and pasting about how DOFP was going to bomb? Nonsense about being the most expensive superhero movie ever and such?

      Shame they couldn’t get that ban to stick.

  • power

    IMAX 3D please!!!!

  • Django9000

    Yessssss

  • Dpw

    Was I the only one that thought this movie was dull? Love some of the parts, but not the sum of this movie. A lot of the actors looked bored and the plot didn’t make a whole lot of sense. Felt so much was shoehorned in and that everything First Class accomplished (fresh characters, wide open room to work new stories in) was undone with the old nineties cast mash up. Worn out on this series…

    • MJ

      Yes, First Class was great. This movie had a kind of “mailed it in” quality to it.

    • McA

      No, I thought the same. Baffled by the mostly good reviews that it got. For me, it undid the good ground work that First Class did and Singer got to pander to his own ego and make the sequel to X2 he never got to make. He even scrapped the awesome First Class score for a rather bland Ottman score.

      Fassbender was utterly wasted in DOFP too which makes me super sad as he’s a great actor and did a such an amazing job of making Magneto relatable and not just some one dimensional moustache twirling villain ala McKellan’s Magneto.

      There were some good parts I’d agree – Quicksilver, the re-hash of Wolverine’s F.U. line from First Class but this time given to Charles and eh…that’s it. Oh and I did like Magneto’s line to Wolverine when Magneto did a reverse of what happened in the comics when he put the metal into Wolverine as opposed to removing it like he did Fatal Attractions. That was cool.

      • Dpw

        Yep, you are so right! I thought Fassbender was so inspired in First Class under Vaughn’s direction. A lot of the actors seemed to drift in this film…Dinklage was utterly wasted too. I thought it funny no one even references in a throwaway line that Trask is a little person that knows what it’s like to be born different, and yet he is bent on eradicating mutants? Quite the paradox, but no one even mentions it in the sixties era. Just thought Singer’s direction was meh. Even with all the actors and effects, direction and pacing were lacking.

      • McA

        Yeah, totally agree. A lot of plot inconsistencies (I’ll leave the continuity stuff aside, that’s a whole other can of worms!!!) coupled with so so performances (apart from McAvoy, he was a bright spot for me) and quite bland direction. The most inspired thing was the Quicksilver sequence, which I must admit was very cool. But then they just sort of drop Quicksilver for no apparent reason – dude like that would be really useful to have around ya know!

        But that’s just one of many plot annoyances – the Magneto stadium lift was utterly pointless, spectacular looking but utterly pointless. I really would love to see X Men under a different director – Reeves is tops for me at the minute along with perhaps Joe Cornish or Rupert Wyatt.

    • Faptain America

      *spoiler alert*
      Agreed. They put too much effort into getting the period setting right, but not enough on story and character. Best part: Quicksilver scene. Great actors were wasted in a movie where, honestly, not much happens. I think the problem is that the Paris section that’s supposed to be the core scene is really the weakest.
      Maybe a Magneto-Trask alliance would have worked, giving the X-men a clear goal. Like say Mystique tries to kill Trask but Magneto intervenes. Maybe Trask needed a personal motive for killing mutants. He ended up being…what…just a contractor?
      How is it possible that we never see anyone actually take down a Sentinel? What a waste of CGI. In the past, they just stand around, shoot civilians a little.

      Also did Kitty Pryde really need to hover over Wolverine the whole time? She could have just sent him back in a couple of minutes, then maybe we could have seen the whole future crew fight more Sentinels as they try to protect Wolverine. Having them just sit around is narratively dead, isn’t it?
      Also if Kitty Pryde was free, maybe a Sentinel could have killed her, absorbed her powers, and sent himself back to the 70′s, appearing in the stadium without warning, showing Trask and Nixon what Trask hath wrought. Maybe Trask has a change of heart, but Magneto kills him. Cue giant 70′s battle intercut with giant future battle.
      I guess what I’m saying is that young Charles isn’t a character to build a movie around, unless he’s a leader. In the end, the movie didn’t need young Charles, he could have stayed in the mansion. In fact, (just spitballing here), couldn’t Wolverine just go back in time and stop Mystique directly? Why enlist Magneto/Charles anyway? Maybe the plot could have been that Wolverine goes it alone despite his orders, but that Magneto/Charles get involved after Wolverine attacks Mystique, or something like that.

      • McA

        +1. Yes to most of that,,, I think young Charles was ok to build a movie around as it’s McAvoy we’re talking about here. Him and Fassy are the best actors of their generation.

        Absolutely spot on about the future parts too… it was dead weight. So so dull and pointless.

        I could talk all day abut how the plot could be improved but we’ll only be having the same discussion in two years time when Apocalypse comes out if they intend on keeping the same creative team that is.

  • MJ

    Q: What’s the primary difference between Magneto and Singer?

    A: Singer’s jail cell can be made with metal components.

    • The Flobbit

      Q. Whats the difference between MJ and an idiot?

      A. None, but at least MJ can spell.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        Your joke is unclear. Which one can spell, the idiot or MJ?

      • The Flobbit

        MJ can spell. Do I need to spell it out for you?

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        I feel like you just did?

      • The Flobbit

        That was your cue to launch another pun at me…

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        I read your comment to the letter, and I didn’t get that.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        I read your comment to the letter, and I didn’t get that.

      • The Flobbit

        Perhaps we’re not on the same page…

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        Word to your mauthor.

      • The Flobbit

        Sorry, she’s booked for the season.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        Is that write? Sounds like an obvious fiction.

      • The Flobbit

        I’ll rememoir to tell her that.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        Call her noun, I’ll wait.

      • The Flobbit

        Are you seriesous? But the phone’s got a deadline.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        Of course, you should always take time to call your parent(hese)s.

      • The Flobbit

        You’re write. My dad’s colon is hurting him…

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        Are you sure it’s not his appendix?

      • The Flobbit

        I’ll ask him to comma over, and I can ask him.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        Make sure he’s getting it checked periodically.

      • The Flobbit

        He’s turned a new chapter in his life…

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        Would you say he’s reached his epilogue?

      • The Flobbit

        Well, he contracted a cold. They say the first draft did it…

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        Has his doctor given him a script for some meds?

      • The Flobbit

        Yeah, he’s on a diet of red herrings.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        Is he catching them himself off the paradox on the lake?

      • The Flobbit

        No, he has a tendency to spinoff.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        That’s worrisome, and quite simply that’s juxtaposition I don’t envy.

      • The Flobbit

        I think we have reached the end. No pun intended.

      • McA

        That was awesome. Thank you both…Greatly enjoyed it.

      • The Flobbit

        Glad I could opun your eyes to some humor!

      • MJ

        The whole purpose of my idiotic post was to bring Flobbit and Lex together. I think we have a love connection now.

        Happy to get you two lover birds together — you are both welcome!

      • The Flobbit

        Aha, in that case, thank you.

  • theseeker7

    I have to admit I’m still slightly confused by the fact that the guy who was playing the character of Apocalypse in that post-credits scene looked uncannily like Aaron Taylor Johnson, aka the actor playing the OTHER version of Quicksilver over in that little indy film of Marvel’s called Avengers something or other…

  • eternalozzie

    Singer and Fox need to tell everyone eff off and go forward with the movie hard and heavy … this is a clear shot at money grabbing from someone who didn’t become a star.

    • MJ

      I think Singers problems already involved him going hard and heavy…..

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  • milo

    You’re saying they’re lying about a 70 year old man breaking his leg?

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