The last time we saw CIA agent Moira MacTaggert in the X-Men series, her memories of her time with Charles Xavier and his team were erased so that she couldn’t accidentally reveal their whereabouts. After sitting out the time travel shenanigans of X-Men: Days of Future Past, it was revealed earlier this year that Rose Byrne will reprise her role in X-Men: Apocalypse. Although the specifics of her part in the 2016 blockbuster haven’t bee disclosed, we now know that she’ll be returning in style with at least one unique costume.
Although she didn’t go into detail, Bryrne told MTV that Moira will have several “cool looks” in X-Men: Apocalypse, and also commented on her overall interest in ‘80s fashion. Said Byrne:
I like the ‘80s.’ There’s the high pant. I’ve got a bit of a great high pant thing happening. I like a strong shoulder. I’m not a fan of the weird negligee under the blouse look.
As with the previous in installments from the First Class trilogy, X-Men: Apocalypse is taking full advantage of the fashions that were prominent in its respective decade. In this case, expect to see a lot of bright, vivid colors. We’ve already gotten a taste of the ‘80s clothes that will be seen in the film from the set picture of Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey and Lana Condor’s Jubilee. Byrne also mentioned that James McAvoy will be wearing a suit that makes him “look like he’s in Spandau Ballet,” so some of the older characters will also be dressing for the times.
As for Byrne, it sounds like she’ll be wearing at least a few outfits that will be the epitome of ‘80s fashion, or as the actress put it, anything you can buy nowadays at Marc Jacobs. If she’s still working for the CIA (or another government organization) at this point, perhaps one of these outfits will be an updated design of the spy suit she wore when Xavier, Magneto, and the First Class team went to stop Sebastian Shaw.
Despite playing a key role in X-Men: First Class as the woman who recruited Charles Xavier (as well as being briefly his love interest), because of the mind wipe, director Bryan Singer has stated that when she meets Charles and the others 21 years later, they will essentially be strangers to her. Whatever circumstances reunite her with the mutants, she’ll find herself involved in their battle against the ancient Apocalypse. So far Byrne is the only major human character that’s been announced, so she’ll need to keep her distance from the millennia-old powerhouse.
You can check out Byrne’s full comments in the video below.
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27, 2016.