Bryan Singer talks about the mutants’ next venture in X-Men.
What Bryan Singer Thinks of X-Men Sequels
X:Men: Apocalypse has failed to live up to to its critically-acclaimed predecessor X-Men: Days of Future Past. Critics are saying that unlike other more successful comic book movies today such as Captain America Civil War, Deadpool and the ever hyped Suicide Squad, Apocalypse took their story line a step backward than the former films. Or in other words, it’s more of a been-there-done-that plot.
So what does Singer and the whole Fox studio think for the future of the X-Men? Send them to space!
[We’ve] also introduced the tenants of time travel, which already exists in the comic book. Also I imagine – and this is the first time I’ve actually answered the question this way – but another thing that’s been introduced in the comics is a big alien, interstellar tenant within the X-Men universe that hasn’t been explored. And to me, that might be kind of fun because I’m a huge Star Wars and Star Trek fan, and exploring the X-Men universe and being able to utilize that would be exciting, visually.”
The director seems to be talking about adapting Dark Phoenix Saga. The director also made it clear that he will only return to the franchise if there is something new to play with.
“Like Apocalypse – like some of the imagery and characters and stakes [in that movie] – it’s something we haven’t seen before. If I’m going to be involved in a significant way, it has to be something different. Visually different and aesthetically different,” he explained. “So the ‘90s is a good jumping off point, but as we established in Days of Future Past and now with the formation of the X-Men – some characters in Apocalypse move towards their destinies. The characters who we knew from X-Men 1, 2 and 3. Meanwhile, some characters move in opposite directions. So it’s somewhat limitless.
Source: Comic Book Movie