Bryan Singer, director of multiple movies from the X-Men has had his fair share of criticism. He’s gone on record to say that every movie has its fans and every movie has its critics. Most critics of comic book adaptation movies are usually die-hard comic book fans who want nothing more than perfect adaptation. For example, when being asked about being criticized by fans who think he’s ruining certain characters by changing their origin or appearance:
“I got the same s*** when I cast a six-foot-three actor to play five-foot-four Wolverine. I got the same s*** 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.”
So when Bryan Singer heard complains that the main baddie of X-Men: Apocalypse was eerily similar in voice and appearance, he responded to them:
“The first X-Men: Apocalypse trailer] was simply Oscar using his normal voice — which is wonderful; his performance is fantastic — but that was never the intention,” he explained. “We just needed those words to govern the first teaser. So people thought, ‘Oh, wait, is that going to be his voice during the whole movie?’ It’s like, no, but to tell the story of the first teaser, we needed the voice, and I hadn’t recreated the voice yet.”
When IGN asked Bryan Singer about his general vision, he had a pretty interesting answer:
“What I’m doing is something very unique. It hasn’t been done before. We’re rerecording his entire performance because the suit’s creaky and makes all kinds of noise, you can’t really use any of it anyway. But I want his performance. It ebbs and flows and moves through the movie, and changes, so he doesn’t just have one single voice. He speaks with different voices depending on different moments in the film. So it’s really kind of cool. It’s the first time I’ve ever had the tools to sculpt a performance in post-production, that was already given to me on set and chosen in the cutting room.”
If that doesn’t excite those die-hards by now, they should reconsider where their critiques are welcomed. Bryan Singer hasn’t failed the X-Men or its fans yet and personally speaking, I think Bryan Singer is the reason the franchise is where it’s at currently. What do you guys think of Bryan Singer’s work so far? Remember to share and follow ComicDrops on Twitter and Instagram!