Bryan Singer Teases The Original Comic Book Costumes In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

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Although the San Diego Comic-Con is over, trailers, bootlegs and interviews are still pouring forth from the comic book and fantasy media frenzy. Case in point, Bryan Singer’s interview with Yahoo! News, where he took fan-submitted questions and answered them on camera. One of the more interesting exchanges concerned the look of the characters in X-Men: Apocalypse, and whether or not they’d resemble their comic book forebears.

The question, posed by X-Men: News, asks the director, “Will we ever see the traditional colored X-Men costumes in the films?” Singer responds, saying:

“The X-Men are sort of a fighting team, so it was always an attempt at being realistic to have them in fighting uniforms, flight suits, things like that. In X-Men: First Class, which I produced and wrote the story for, we harked back to the original colors of the original costumes from the 1963 comic, which were all the same — they were uniforms. They eventually evolved into the colors.

“But I will say in X-Men: Apocalypse, there is a chance, without giving anything away, that you may get closer to seeing what I think…you are interested in seeing. I know it’s something I’ve been interested in. I’ve just always wanted to do it the right way.”

Considering Olivia Munn’s story about lubing up to fit into Psylocke’s costume for the film, there’s a good chance what Singer refers to here isn’t just a throwaway means of getting past an all-too-often-asked question.

Let’s face it — when it comes to film fans, comic book aficionados are the best and the worst, especially if they feel a director has steered too far away from their beloved, tear-soaked source material. Why else would Ryan Reynolds and the Deadpool gang emphasize how faithful their film is to the comics that inform the film?

(Via Yahoo! News)