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Bryan Singer on: Chariots of the Gods, Valkyrie, Star Trek & the mythology of X-Men Apocalypse
Here's my full interview with the very well-read Bryan Singer on X-Men Apocalypse. We talked the Bible, classic Star Trek, the 60s vogue for theories on space seeding aliens, and why the Holocaust is a presence in so many of his films. You can hear a 5 minute version here from Radio 4's Front Row: What would you say is new and to people who may never have seen an X-Men film before? What's great about it is that it's an origin story for so many of the characters. So if you see this movie first, actually, it'll set up characters in their earlier stages that end up showing up in the earlier films. I've actually talked to several people who've never seen an X-Men film – this was their first one. And they felt completely comfortable and teased into wanting to go back and visit the other ones. So it's kind of ripe for that, actually. This film has more of the Bible and epic mythology about it. I gather a big influence on you was Chariots of the Gods - this 1968 book about aliens seeding