X-Men: Apocalypse is the culmination of two trilogies that began with 2000’s X-Men, so Bryan Singer might need more screen time than normal to wrap things up. The director teased a longer runtime for the film during the San Pedro International Film Festival, in addition to a spoiler-y trailer coming in the next few months.
“I think it’s gonna be a longer X-Men movie,” he said during a Q&A at the festival, which was caught on video. “The X-Men movies, I usually I keep under two hours, but this one I may actually let be a longer movie because it’s sort of a wrap-up of six movies.”
In terms of the first trailer, Singer said, “There’s even an homage at the end [of the film]. There’s a scene — it’s gonna get spoiled because they decided to use it in the trailer which comes out in, like, six months, but it’s a really cool trailer – but it’s kind of a wrap up of six movies. So, it might run a little bit long, but it’s not boring.”
X-Men: Apocalypse stars Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor Oscar Isaac as the title villain, an ancient mutant who awakens to a new world he hopes to conquer and warp to his will. Michael Fassbender reprises his role of Magneto, and Singer teased an “emotional” scene from him that he hopes will make the cut.
He said, “We’re at the end of the scene, and he asked me not to call cut and when the scene was over, he continued and did something that made me cry in the tent; I’ve never done that before…It’s a heartbreaking scene, not a typical comic book movie scene at all, so let’s hope it makes the cut. But after he did it, I went up to him, hugged him and said, ‘Thank you, Michael, for that gift. Now I need you to do it again.’ And he did it, and f—ing rocked it again…with full emotion.”
Watch Singer at the San Pedro festival below.
X-Men: Apocalypse will hit theaters on May 27, 2016.