X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer views Professor X and Apocalypse as contrasting religious figures. With the film contain a ton of biblical references, this is certainly a monumental clash between good and evil.
The next installment of the popular mutant franchise is set to be released on May 27. Bryan Singer revealed in a recent interview with IGN that he views the heads of the opposing factions as differing religious figures.
Singer compares Professor X to Christ, a man who could potentially step into Cerebro to rule the world but instead chooses to teach and preach peace. This is accented by the professor’s old age and bald, calm, and gentle demeanor, reminiscent of a monk who has reached enlightenment.
Apocalypse, on the other hand, is the polar opposite, stomping through ancient Egypt before getting lost to history. Reawakened, he brings to the table a vengeful wrath and, of course, plans to gather followers who will protect him: the Four Horsemen. He compares him to the God of the Old Testament, preferring the world to be in order.
Comic Book revealed that Singer also views Apocalypse like a cult leader. Being the first mutant, many view him as a progenitor of the mutants and worship him like a god, albeit a false one.
These comments by director Bryan Singer give way to more anticipation with the battles in X-Men: Apocalypse. With the religious connotations embedded in the film, it will make for a good showdown between the forces of good and evil.
The film will also feature a cameo by Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, paving the way for his final appearance as the clawed mutant. X-Men: Apocalypse is distributed by 20th Century Fox and is set to be released on May 27, 2016, followed by Wolverine 3 on March 3, 2017.