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X-Men: Apocalypse: On set of the ‘darker, heavier’ X-Men sequel

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July, 2015, Montreal, Canada. We’re watching a bald man loom out of the shadows in a stone room, somewhere in a violent foreign land. Emotion wracks his face, and a solitary tear trickles down his cheek. We brace ourselves to hear the iconic line “The horror, the horror” before remembering we’re not actually on the set of ‘Apocalypse Now’, but ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’. We’re not seeing Marlon Brando shoot a key scene as Colonel Kurtz, but James McAvoy’s Professor X. His head’s shaved for accuracy, not madness. But we’re not the only ones to spot a similarity.

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