In a way, X-Men: Apocalypse
was the beginning of the end for the main X-Men
may have found success, but Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg weren't the right team to take these heroes down the blockbuster route and the movie was a critical and commercial disappointment.
However, there were some things that worked, and many of those are highlighted in this gallery. Thanks to photographer Philippe Bosse, we have a whole batch of never-before-seen images from X-Men: Apocalypse
, including some very cool shots of Hugh Jackman's Wolverine decked out in the Weapon X costume that was lifted straight from the comic books.
There are also new photos of characters like Cyclops, Professor X, Beast, Storm, and Psylocke. Behind-the-scenes images, meanwhile, shed some light on how certain practical effects were achieved.
To check these out, all you guys have to do is click on the "View List" button down below!
Oscar Isaac is a fantastic actor, but he was buried in prosthetics in X-Men: Apocalypse
as En Sabah Nur and fans did not appreciate the results. To be fair, though, that costume is pretty intricate!
What should have been one of X-Men: Apocalypse
's coolest moments was spoiled in the trailers because Fox wanted to fool fans into thinking that Wolverine had a significant role in the movie.
While it may have just been a cameo appearance, there's no denying that this Weapon X gear looks awesome...even if it doesn't make a lick of sense that he's there after Mystique "saved" him.
Bryan Singer finally explained why Professor X lost his hair in X-Men: Apocalypse and, well, it was all a bit silly! However, it was by no means awful and gave us a comic accurate version of the hero.
Storm was introduced as one of Apocalypse's Four Horsemen, and fans weren't happy when the villain was credited for giving her a power upgrade, especially when she should have always had them.
Alexandra Shipp has never seemed overly happy with her role in the X-Men
movies, and she was completely wasted in Dark Phoenix
so is probably now glad to have escaped playing the character.
The costumes the X-Men wore during the final battle were pretty lame, but still better than the boring black leather from the original trilogy. It's just a shame Cyclops didn't get more to do in this film.
Magneto looked awesome in X-Men: Apocalypse
and while we can more than likely expect the villain to be shelved for a while after Marvel Studios reboots the property, here's hoping he returns soon.
Beast becoming a werewolf was always a strange decision, and no one involved with this iteration of the X-Men seemed to understand why that was a massive mistake for the character.
The make-up effects are pretty good here, but given Marvel Studios' relationship with ILM, something tells me that if Beast returns, he's going to be brought to life with mo-cap and visual effects.
This shot is actually from X-Men: Days of Future Past
but we wanted to share it with you guys because it's a cool image of Quicksilver and, well, it's not like we saw much of him in Dark Phoenix
Another Days of Future Past
still, Blink actually made a "cameo" of sorts in Dark Phoenix
because the portals the team step through to go to that party are clearly her creation. She's M.I.A., though.
Going back to X-Men: Apocalypse
, this behind the scenes image shows Olivia Munn's Psylocke ready to leap into action. She was supposed to come back for Dark Phoenix
but was also missing.
This provides a behind the scenes look at how scenes of Psylocke leaping into action were created. We don't know why she didn't star in Dark Phoenix
but she's said it was because of The Predator
Angel was shafted in X-Men: The Last Stand
and was then killed off in Apocalypse
with little to no fanfare. We also still don't know how Warren Worthington III ended up being a cage fighter.
This costume for Magneto is probably the most comic accurate effort to date and while he didn't suit up in Fox's final X-Men
movie, we'll always have this awesome looking effort to look back on!
Another fascinating behind the scenes image, this one offers some insight into how Archangel took flight in the movie and how Bryan Singer (when he was on set!) went about creating that effect.