Bryan Singer’s Responds To X-Men: Apocalypse Backlash

Despite the excitement over Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse, not many fans were too happy about the entire look of the X-Men's latest villain in the film, mainly because Oscar Isaac's look is not faithful to the comics. Well, director Bryan Singer is now addressing the criticism and defending the choice of the antagonist's cinematic look.

In an interview with IGN, the Days of Future Past director explains why he chose the look for Egyptian mutant:

So then people were like, 'He's small.' I'm like, 'Okay, I got the same shit when I cast a six-foot-three actor to play five-foot-four Wolverine. I got the same shit when Quicksilver's very sweet, 1970s costume was released on an Empire Magazine cover.' You know, every time.
I could have made him a giant through the whole movie, or some muscle-bound guy who can't act -- I could always do that. But the reality is, among his many powers -- and you will see him change size -- but among his many powers is his power of persuasion, and it was very important that he'd be able to connect with his horsemen, at their level, and that he'd be played by a guy who can actually act like Oscar, who's a fantastic actor.

While Deadpool had been faithful to the comics in most respects, very few other comic book films have been found closely following their original source materials. The reason for this is that there are certain elements in filmmaking that need to be followed in order to make a good movie. That would mean some changes need to be made from the source material.

Singer's reasoning actually does make sense. The film needs to establish a connection between Apocalypse and his Four Horsemen, and one of the ways to do this is have his size be similar to that of his followers.

Personally, I also am with Singer with his choosing Oscar Isaac for the role. The 37-year-old Guatemalan American actor is undoubtedly very talented and I believe he can play the Egyptian mutant to a tee.

In any case, as we have seen in previous promos for X-Men: Apocalypse, at one point in the film, it appears he still will be shown as a gigantic figure like in the comics.

X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27.

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