During a video Q&A with fans, X-Men: Apocalypse executive producer Simon Kinberg called the upcoming film the biggest X-Men movie yet.
That's quite a claim coming on the heels of the time-traveling, cast-reuniting, critically-acclaimed box-office juggernaut that was X-Men: Days of Future Past. Still, the nature of Apocalypse as a threat is such that it's hard to argue with him.
"I think in some ways, it's the biggest X-Men film we've done, both in terms of the external stakes -- we've never done one of these before where there's an extinction-level event for the whole world -- and I think it's the biggest emotionally, too. Becuase the situation is so heightened, the dynamic between the main characters is as heightened and intense as it's ever been."
You can see the full video below.
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.