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Simon Kinberg brands X-Men: Apocalypse a "disaster movie"

With X-Men: Days Of Future Past currently blowing apart the worldwide box office, writer Simon Kinberg has hinted that next X-flick, X-Men: Apocalypse , could wreak similar levels of destruction.

In discussion with IGN, the writer reveals that the titular villain, Apocalypse, is "more powerful than Magneto" - and we should expect that power to include blowing a low of stuff up.

"The kind of scope and scale we're talking about is like disaster movie, extinction level event," he says. "Sort of Roland Emmerich-style moviemaking, which you've never seen in an X-Men movie, or any superhero movie, which I think is exciting."

For people suffering from 'city destruction fatigue', though, Kinberg is quick to add that he and director Bryan Singer will be approaching the massive set-pieces from a philosophical perspective.

"We've also been talking about how to give him a real emotional and philosophical underpinning," the writer says. "So he's not just somebody who's out there destroying the world because he can. What he's doing is – in his mind – justified and validated by a real compelling, coherent philosophy."

Check out what Kinberg told us about the plot of X-Men: Apocalypse below...

X-Men: Days Of Future Past is out now. X-Men: Apocalypse opens in cinemas in 2016.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.