‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer reveals how he built the ‘Apocalypse’ – Los Angeles Times

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After “X-Men: Days of Future Past” — the most sprawling and ambitious movie in the mutant superhero series to that point and the franchise’s top box office earner –   director Bryan Singer knew he somehow needed to go even bigger with the next installment. Like fate-of-humanity-in-the-balance big.

In “X-Men: Apocalypse,”  which was projected to take in $65 million domestically over its Memorial Day opening weekend and which has pulled down $185.8   million worldwide, an ancient mutant with god-like powers (Oscar Isaac) awakens from a centuries-long slumber in a supervillain-bad mood and sets out to purify (i.e., destroy) what he sees as a fallen world.

‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer reveals how he built the ‘Apocalypse’ – Los Angeles Times