Simon Kinberg talks X-Men: Apocalypse

Simon Kinberg has been discussing what we can expect from X-Men: Apocalypse , which he describes as the completion of an arc for the First Class characters.

“I will say that it is definitely the close of a trilogy for those First Class characters,” says Kinberg, “which isn’t to say we won’t see them in future movies, hopefully we will, but it’s a completion of an arc for them.”

“I think that the friendship between Erik and Charles, which has always been so integral to the franchise, is something we’re continuing to explore and hopefully deepen with Apocalypse .”

“And the relationship between Beast and Mystique is a really interesting one that we didn’t have a lot of time to explore in Days of Future Past , so we’ll have an opportunity to do more of that in Apocalypse .”

And speaking of Mystique, Kinberg goes on to suggest that she will be pivotal to the completion of this particular story arc…

“Part of what’s really interesting about Mystique’s character is that she is, in some ways, the child of both Erik and Charles,” says Kinberg.

“She grew up with Charles and then she sort of became a woman with Erik, so her being the cross-pollination, if you will, of those two philosophies and those two men is something we can explore in the movie too.”

Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse will open in the UK on 19 May 2016.