X-Men: Apocalypse is the biggest film in the franchise yet, according to executive producer Simon Kinberg. And it is all because of the film's main villain.
In a recent video Q&A with fans, Kinberg explained how Apocalypse differs from the other villains that have featured in the movies, so far. "Unlike the other mutant villains we've had, [Apocalypse] has lots of different powers," Kinberg said. (via ComicBook)
"And so you see that over the span of the movie. Usually we have Magneto with his magnetism, or you have Shaw [from X-Men: First Class] and the way he can kind of absorb energy. This is a character who is certainly way more powerful than any of the characters we've ever seen in the franchise," he added.
Comic book fans have certainly taken well to the popular Marvel villain's look in the upcoming movie, with the first trailer generating a positive buzz. However, actor Oscar Isaac, who plays Apocalypse, stated that it's "definitely not going to be everyone's favourite version", of the character.
During an interview with Black Film, when asked what inspired his take on Apocalypse, the actor replied: "Depends which comic you are talking about. There's X-Factor, there's X-Men, there's The Age of Apocalypse, there's the animated series, there's X-Men: Evolution, so when someone says Apocalypse without referring a comic book, it's a very general question."
"They may want to state which is their Apocalypse first. He's definitely not going to be everyone's favourite version of Apocalypse, but he's my favourite version of Apocalypse."
X-Men: Apocalypse is slated to release on 27 May 2016.