Few directors promote their films as affectively across social media like Bryan Singer does with the X-Men films. Between casting announcements and pictures on set aswell as production updates, Singer knows just the right amount to give away so that the film is never forgotten.
When speaking at the San Pedro International Film festival discussing the 20th anniversary of his first film The Usual suspects this past week Bryan Singers talents were once again on display providing yet another update on his next film’s production. Here spoke about the editing process, the run time and what he admires the most about Magneto himself Michael Fassbender. You can watch the interview below.
Filming only wrapped about a month ago and already it appears Singer has a first cut of the film. When speaking about how the editing was going he said “It’s cuts a little long right now, it’s gonna be a longer X-Men movie. The X-Men movies, I usually I keep under two hours, but this one i may actually let be a longer movie because it’s sort of a wrap-up of six movies. There’s even an homage at the end. There’s a scene -It’s gonna get spoiled because that decided to use it in the trailer which comes out, like six months, but it’s a really cool trailer – but the (homage) is kind of a wrap up of six movies. So it might run a little long, but it’s not boring.”
When speaking of the content of the film Singer say “There’s new characters young characters, rekindled romances like with (Charles) Xavier and Moira MacTaggert played by Rose Bryne who is amazing. Michael Fassbender did something so wonderful in this movie… We’re at the end of the scene, and he asked me not to call cut and when the scene was over, he continued and did something that made me cry in the test; i’ve never done that before. The head of my company grabbed a Kleenex. Simon Kinberg, the writer who has no emotions at all, actually became emotional. It was so beautiful. i’ve never seen an actor do this for me and (Fassbender) just took the scene to a whole ‘nother level’. It’s a heartbreaking scene, not a typical comic book movie scene at all, so let’s hope it makes the cut. But after he did it, I went up to him, hugged him and said ‘Thank You, Michael, for that gift. Now I need you to do it again. ‘ And he did it, and (frick)ing rocked it again… with full emotion.”
Singer continued to offer praise for Fassbender and well as others on the cast “This guy’s amazing, he can go from the most emotionally devastating moment to breakdancing to ‘Blurred Lines’ in between takes. He, James McAvoy, and my villain Oscar Issac are among the three greatest living actors in cinema, in their age category by far. They will not be lauded, or rewarded, because they’re in an X-
Men movie and comic book movies just don’t get that kind of shit. But they deliver some extraordinary performances particularly in X-Men: Apocalypse. The movie is very emotional. I love the pathos of the characters and their relationships”.
X-Men: Apocalypse is set to hit cinemas May 27th 2016.