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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

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Sounds like X-Men: Apocalypse is set to take the series into a very dark, very destructive place. Following the events of 2014’s Days of Future Past, Bryan Singer and company are seemingly going to explore new, hard-hitting ground with Apocalypse. Both Singer and Simon Kinberg shed some light on their intentions for the film in a chat with Yahoo! Movies.

Here are Singer’s comments, where he draws a comparison between X-Men and the hit HBO series Game of Thrones:

“I’m a huge ‘Game Of Thrones’ fan. There’s a crossover [of ideas] between ‘X-Men’ and ‘Game Of Thrones’, they’re both about a younger generation finding their powers, finding out who they are, and what their place in the world is. I like how the show’s about different groups of people moving towards a common goal. They don’t even know if that’s the right goal, who wants to sit on that uncomfortable throne? I don’t! Everyone in King’s Landing is miserable. But for some reason they want that power.”

That’s interesting, considering Game of Thrones is known for placing its protagonists in never-ending struggles filled with twists, turns, and heartbreak, and for…you know…the sudden deaths of beloved characters.

Kinberg also chimed in, pointing to the scale and scope of where they’re going with Apocalypse. “There’s a lot more destruction and loss in this film than we’ve had in the previous movies. We weren’t afraid to go to darker, heavier places than we’ve done in these films so far,” he said. 

Sounds heavy, doc!

What do you think?

SOURCE: Yahoo! Movies

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.