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X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse
  • 2016
  • US
  • 144 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Written by: Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Simon Kinberg, Bryan Singer
  • UK release: 19 May 2016

Waking from a ten-year slumber, Apocalypse (Isaac) enlists Erik/Magneto (Fassbender) in his evil plans. Plenty of superficial excitement but a distinct lack of narrative ambition; with an extraordinary ensemble wasted in a franchise that's run dry of ideas.

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Sophie Turner feared she'd ruin X-Men: Apocalypse

25 May 2016

Film gossip

Sophie Turner feared she'd ruin 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. The 20-year-old actress admits she was worried she would cause the superhero film to get terrible reviews. She said: "This is going to be the worst X-Men so far, because I'm in it. When you're…

Michael Fassbender's poor Polish

21 May 2016

Film gossip

Michael Fassbender had to learn Polish for 'X-Men: Apocalypse' - but wasn't very good. The 39-year-old actor's character, Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto, is seen in the movie trying to forget his mutant past as he forges a new life in Eastern Europe with…

X-Men: Apocalypse

17 May 20163 stars

More superhero shenanigans from Bryan Singer, with Lawrence, Fassbender et al

If you’ve ever had to deal with a difficult friend then spare a thought for Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) who’s forever trying to coax his mad mate Erik (Michael Fassbender) back from the brink. Erik’s alter-ego, the metal manipulating…

Rose Byrne's superhero love

16 May 2016

Film gossip

Rose Byrne loves being "part of the superhero universe". The 36-year-old actress plays geneticist Moira MacTaggert in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' and while she is not a huge fan of superhero movies, she was surprised by how much she enjoyed this one.

Ben Singer so impressed with Ben Hardy on X-Men: Apocalypse

13 May 2016

Film gossip

Ben Hardy "grossed out" the crew and his co-stars with his performance as Archangel in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. Bryan Singer has praised the 25-year-old heartthrob - who found fame on British soap 'EastEnders' as Peter Beale - for giving such an…

Sophie Turner asked X-Men star Famke Janssen for blessing to play Jean Grey

10 May 2016

Film gossip

Sophie Turner wrote to Famke Janssen to ask her blessing to play Jene Grey in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. The 20-year-old actress - who rose to fame in 'Game of Thrones' as Sansa Stark - penned an email to the former 'X-Men' star, who depicted the…

Olivia Munn's X-Men injuries

24 Apr 2016

Film gossip

Olivia Munn has been left in "so much pain" shooting 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. The 35-year-old actress is "excited" about playing Psylocke in the upcoming movie so didn't mind having to get physical during action scenes. She said: "I've been banged up…

Hugh Jackman to star in X-Men: Apocalypse?

23 Jun 2015

Film gossip

Hugh Jackman appears set to reprise the role of Wolverine in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. The 46-year-old star, who's in several movies in the 'X-Men' franchise, seems set to return to the iconic character for the much-anticipated new movie after Kika NY - a…

Unofficial first look at Cyclops, Jean Grey, Nightcrawler and Jubilee from X-Men: Apocalypse

29 Apr 2015

Fan shot images of the young mutants taking centre stage in Brian Singer's superhero epic

Director Bryan Singer recently released new concept art and the first official image of Kodi Smit-Mcphee in make up as Nightcrawler. Now a selection of unofficial fan shot images have surfaced that give us a glimpse of some of the other key characters…

Olivia Munn cast as Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse

14 Apr 2015

Film gossip

Olivia Munn has been cast in the role of Psylocke in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. The 34-year-old actress, who recently starred alongside Johnny Depp in the action comedy film 'Mortdecai', has confirmed that she will appear as Psylocke/Betsy Braddock in the…

Ben Hardy landing X-Men role was 'tough'

19 Mar 2015

TV gossip

Ben Hardy says it was a "tough" process landing a role in the 'X-Men: Apocalypse' movie. The former 'EastEnders' star - who played Peter Beale in the soap - has confirmed he is starring in the new superhero film and says it took months of auditions…

Ben Hardy tipped for X-Men: Apocalypse role

25 Feb 2015

TV gossip

Ben Hardy is in talks to star in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. The former 'EastEnders' actor - who appeared in his final episode of the soap on Tuesday night (24.02.15) - has been tipped for a lead role in the upcoming Marvel superhero blockbuster, reports…

EastEnders star Ben Hardy announced for X-Men: Apocalypse

25 Feb 2015

Bryan Singer’s X-Men sequel gets a new addition to the cast, while Fox’s superhero universe expands

After a week of shocking revelations and argy bargy on Albert Square as part of EastEnders’ 30th anniversary celebrations, Ben Hardy (aka Peter Beale), a key player in the ‘Who Killed Lucy Beale?’ storyline, should be well prepared for future film work.

Rose Byrne back for X-Men: Apocalypse

2 Feb 2015

Film gossip

Rose Byrne will star in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. The 35-year-old actress will reprise her role as CIA agent Moira MacTaggert in the latest instalment of the superhero film. Screenwriter Simon Kinberg revealed: "She's a significant character in the…

Sophie Turner joins X-Men: Apocalypse

23 Jan 2015

Film gossip

Sophie Turner has been cast in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. The 'Game of Thrones' star will be joined by 'Mud's Tye Sheridan and 'Aaliyah: Princess of R&B's Alexandra Shipp. Sophie will take on the role of Jean Grey whilst Tye will play Cyclops and…

Hugh Jackman in talks over X-Men: Apocalypse

17 Dec 2014

Film gossip

Hugh Jackman has held talks over starring in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. The 46-year-old star has played the role of Wolverine in the 'X-Men' franchise, and although he's not confirmed he'll be appearing in the eagerly awaited new film, he's revealed…

Oscar Isaac to star in X-Men

25 Nov 2014

Film gossip

Oscar Isaac is to star as the main villain in 'X-Men Apocalypse'. The 35-year-old actor has been cast by Bryan Singer in the superhero sequel - the follow-up to 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' - as a new powerful mutant who awakens in 1983 with the aim…

Chloe Grace Moretz set for X-Men role

19 Nov 2014

Film gossip

Chloe Grace Moretz is up for a role in 'X-Men Apocalypse'. The 17-year-old actress is reportedly having initial discussions with director Bryan Singer to portray one of the superheroes when they were younger. The movie sequel - which follows…

X-Men: Apocalypse will conclude First Class storylines

1 Oct 2014

Film gossip

'X-Men: Apocalypse' will be the last part of a trilogy that began with 'First Class', according to writer-producer Simon Kinberg. The 41-year-old explained that the third installment in the series will conclude the storylines that began in Matthew…

Simon Kinberg admits X-Men recasting is possible

25 Sep 2014

Film gossip

Simon Kinberg has refused to rule out the possibility of recastings for 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. According to the writer-producer, 20th Century Fox has been contemplating whether to cast new actors in the iconic roles from the 'X-Men' franchise. He…

Bryan Singer to direct X-Men: Apocalypse

23 Sep 2014

Film gossip

Bryan Singer will direct 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. The 49-year-old - who has worked on three previous instalments of the Marvel franchise - will return as the director of the next movie, Deadline reports. Bryan previously directed 'X-Men: Days of…

Simon Kinberg: X-Men: Apocalypse set in 1983

16 Jun 2014

Film gossip

Simon Kinberg has revealed 'X-Men: Apocalypse' will be set in 1983. The 40-year-old writer and producer of the superhero film series made the revelation during a podcast about the latest instalment, 'X-Men: Days of Future Past', according to…

Bryan Singer back for X-Men: Apocalypse

27 May 2014

Film gossip

Bryan Singer will direct 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. The filmmaker is returning to helm the next chapter of the mutant superhero movie, despite being hit with two sexual abuse lawsuits in recent months. Asked whether Singer would be back, producer Simon…

Simon Kinberg thinks X-Men: Apocalypse will be even 'bigger'

21 May 2014

Film gossip

Simon Kinberg says 'X-Men: Apocalypse' will be even "bigger" than the franchise's seven previous films. The producer behind 'X-Men: First Class' (2011) and 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' (2014) - the latest in the Marvel comic book-based series…

The Wolverine sequel to film after X-Men: Apocalypse

17 Mar 2014

Film gossip

'The Wolverine' sequel will be filmed after 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. Director James Mangold has revealed he intends to shoot the follow-up to last year's hit superhero film starring Hugh Jackman following the next installment of the 'X-Men' parent…

X Men: Apocalypse will have 'mass destruction'

14 Mar 2014

Film gossip

Bryan Singer says 'X Men: Apocalypse' will have "more mass destruction" than previous films in the franchise. The 48-year-old filmmaker - who helmed the forthcoming 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' - revealed 2016's sequel to the upcoming film will have…

Bryan Singer in talks for X-Men: Apocalypse

8 Jan 2014

Film gossip

Bryan Singer is still in negotiations to direct 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. The 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' director confirmed a 2016 sequel to the upcoming flick last month, but he has admitted while he will produce and co-write the feature, he hasn't yet…

X-Men: Apocalypse to feature First Class cast

10 Dec 2013

Film gossip

'X-Men: Apocalypse' will feature the cast of 'X-Men: First Class'. While next year's eagerly anticipated 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' will boast an all-star cast including actors from the 2011 prequel film and actors from the original 'X-Men…

James McAvoy can't wait for X-Men: Apocalypse

9 Dec 2013

Film gossip

James McAvoy has hinted he will return for 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. The 34-year-old star, who won Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards on Sunday night (08.12.13), confirmed he is officially signed on for three of the superhero movies and…

Fox announces X-Men: Apocalypse for 2016

6 Dec 2013

Film gossip

20th Century Fox have confirmed a new 'X-Men' movie for 2016. The film studio and director/producer Bryan Singer announced 'X-Men: Apocalypse' will hit cinemas on May 27, 2016, two years after the release of next year's highly anticipated 'X-Men…

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