New X-Men: Apocalypse Featurette – The History Of Apocalypse

Here’s a nifty little featurette for X-Men: Apocalypse that’s a little more interesting than the usual minute-long fodder. Concentrating of the chief villain of the piece, there are a few intriguing new clips, some great behind-the-scenes footage and a few talking heads interview snippets. X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release in the UK on 19 May.

Meanwhile, director Bryan Singer has explained to IGN why Oscar Isaac’s voice for Apocalypse sounded decidedly ungod-like in the original trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse: “Oscar was using his normal voice — which is wonderful; his performance is fantastic — but that was never the intention. We just needed those words to govern the first teaser. So people thought, ‘Oh, wait, is that going to be his voice during the whole movie?’ No, but to tell the story of the first tease we needed the voice, and I hadn’t recreated the voice yet.

“What I’m doing is something very unique. It hasn’t been done before. We’re rerecording his entire performance because the suit’s creaky and makes all kinds of noise, you can’t really use any of it anyway. So he’s being recorded in ADR using a standard Sennheiser microphone, but also with a bass mic to his right cheek and a bass drum mic to his left cheek. These two microphones have the ability to pull vocal range out of his voice that the human ear cannot hear. And I can take that vocal range that I’ve now recorded, and I can pull it and use it to augment his voice — and that with a little digital magic can create a voice that’s both completely governed by his performance but is not natural. It ebbs and flows and moves through the movie, and changes, so he doesn’t just have one single voice. He speaks with different voices depending on different moments in the film.”


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