Thanks to a long press tour and many, many interviews with castmembers and filmmakers, the last year has been packed with interesting stories cropping up all over the place about X-Men: Apocalypse. We've been following the development of the movie from its very inception, and as a result have learned many interesting details in the process. Of course, that doesn't mean that we've heard everything about the blockbuster -- as the recently released commentary track for the film proves.

The recent digital release of X-Men: Apocalypse comes packaged with an audio commentary featuring director Bryan Singer and writer/producer Simon Kinberg -- and together they reveal a great number of cool tidbits about the making of the movie and their intentions in specific scenes. All together it's nearly two-and-a-half hours of in-depth comic book movie conversation, but below and on the next few pages we've plucked out some of the best topics of discussion. Read on!

Apocalypse

The Full Origins of Apocalypse And Explanations Of His Powers In The X-Men Universe

As it turns out, X-Men: Apocalypse doesn't even really scratch the surface in terms of establishing the history of its titular villain, as Bryan Singer uses the commentary track for the film as an opportunity to trace the character's origins to the dawn of man. The antagonist's original power is his ability to transfer his consciousness from body to body, and he would gain new abilities as he would take over different mutants with different gifts (in the film, as evidenced by the cut that instantly heals, he is taking over a mutant with a healing factor a la Wolverine, Sabretooth or Deadpool). With these abilities, he ruled over civilization -- but whenever a group of rebels would oppose him, he would wipe them all out. This includes the Acadians, the Samarians, and the Babylonians, all leading up to his rule over Egypt. He believed that the Egyptian society was perfect, and with the healing factor he could live forever... but he didn't take into account his Four Horsemen failing him during his transference and leaving him to be buried in a tomb.

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