According to “X-Men: Apocalypse” executive producer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg, “Apocalypse” which is set in the early 80’s may actually include the iconic X-Men, Dazzler. Read on for more details on this story.
In an article on Entertainment Weekly (EW), it was confirmed that Rose Byrne will return in the film series. She will reprise her role as CIA agent Moira MacTagger. Kinberg also indicated that the mutant Dazzler may show up on Bryan Singer’s upcoming pic which will be set in the early 80’s.
“That’s the era that I grew up in, the music, the fashion, the video games: We really want to integrate all of that in the movie, and have it infuse the movie with a different vibe” Kinberg told EW.
When asked about Dazzler Kinberg said, “Could happen, we’re certainly looking at mutants that would fit into the period.”
According to Comicbook.com, Dazzler premiered as a character in “Uncanny X-Men #130” in Feb. 1980. Alison Blaire is a mutant with the ability to transduce sound into light, using any source of sound with the exception of her own voice, and transforming it into light in a variety of ways such as lasers and holograms. The creation of the character was the result of a cross-promotion between Marvel and a musical record label called Casablanca Records. Sometime around 1980, Casablanca approached Marvel with the idea of creating a new comic hero, while at the same time in the real world a new artist, working for Casablanca would take on the same persona as this character, however conflicts between the ideas developed by Marvel and the record company arose which eventually led to the cross promotion’s collapse.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” follows the events of “Future Past,” and serves as its sequel and soft reboot of the film franchise resulting from the timeline change in the film series, and will complete a trilogy that began with “X-Men: First Class.” “X-Men: Apocalypse” will focus on the origins of the mutants and will be set in the year 1983. The sequel will see the return of James McAvoy as Charles Xavier; Michael Fassbender as Magneto; Nicholas Hoult as the Beast; Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique; Evan Peters as Quicksilver and Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert. Series newcomers Sophie Turner (“Game of Thrones“), Tye Sheridan (“Mud”) and Alexandra Shipp (“House of Anubis”) are set to play younger versions of the X-men characters Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm respectively.
Actor Oscar Isaac is set to play the pics titular villain, En Sabah Nur or Apocalypse. He is the very first of the mutants who was born in the age of ancient pharaohs of Egypt, believing that only the strongest, whether mutant or superhuman, should survive.
Filming will begin in April 2015 in Montreal, where “X-Men: Days of Future Past” was also shot with Bryan Singer directing from a script by Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris, and Michael Dougherty.”
“X-Men: Apocalypse” is set to follow the X-men film series by 20th Century Fox along with the spinoff films, “Deadpool” (2016), “Gambit” (2016) and a third “Wolverine” film in 2017. ” X-Men: Apocalypse” is set for a May 27, 2016 release.
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