Bryan Singer says that he expected the backlash that he got for Apocalypse’s look but he wanted an interactive character.
It was a disappointment for many when the audience headed out to watch X Men Apocalypse and found out that the mighty villain who claimed to be powerful enough to destroy the world looked more like a human than an apocalyptic creature.
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The expectation weren’t high as many had already criticized Apocalypse’s look in the Entertainment Weekly spread where he was shown coming out of a doorway and the purple tint of the light made us think that the villain was a purple creature. Oscar Issac who plays Apocalypse was not a fan of the picture either saying that it had not represented the character well.
Other than that the character look’s human except for the silvery, translucent skin and heavy body suit. Director Bryan Singer spilled the beans on why Apocalypse looks the way he does. He said that they could have generated a completely CGO villain who would have looked mighty, much like Doomsday in Batman vs, Superman but the movie comprises of interactions between the characters as well.
He told EW that he did not want Apocalypse to be blank faced and expressionless against actors like Michal Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence who are more intense in this instalment. He said that he wanted the face off between these characters to be real and emotion generated for which he was willing to make Apocalypse more human rather than a CGI generated character.
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He added that he had expected the criticism beforehand. It was not the first time he was criticized for his casting choices. 16 years ago, he had cast Hugh Jackman who was 6 foot 3 to play the role of 5 foot 4 Wolverine and people had nearly crucified him. He had no social media then to defend or explain himself. He said that he told everyone then and he’s telling everyone now that it will all work out.