Monday, October 12

Michael Fassbender Made Bryan Singer Cry Shooting X-Men Apocalypse


Few of us these days are in any doubt of Michael Fassbender’s acting abilities - and now, his ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ director Bryan Singer says that the master thespian brought tears to his eyes whilst filming the upcoming superhero sequel.
Speaking at the San Pedro International Film Festival, Singer - who marks his fourth film as X-Men director with ‘Apocalypse,’ having previously helmed the first two installments in the series and 2014′s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ - recounted the incident to the crowd, without revealing too much of what the scene actually entailed
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 tent; 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.
“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 s**t. 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.”
Singer also confirms rumours that ‘Apocalypse’ is in some respects a conclusion of the ‘X-Men’ series as it stands, describing it as “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.”
The director also said, although the final cut has not been reached, it looks likely to be the longest ‘X-Men’ movie to date at upwards of two hours, but assured the audience, “it might run a little bit long, but it’s not boring.”
Presumably we can anticipate one or two teaser trailers prior to the trailer Singer mentions arriving in six months, as ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is set to hit cinemas in only a little over seven months, on 19 May 2016.

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