Magazine article Screen International

'X-Men', 'Deadpool' Delight Hall H

Magazine article Screen International

'X-Men', 'Deadpool' Delight Hall H

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The cast from X-Men: Apocalypse provided a suitably grand ending as Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Oscar Isaac joined others to talk up Bryan Singer's upcoming episode.

Footage showed the dastardly Apocalypse played by Isaac in mesmerising form as a godlike threat to the superhero collective.

Prior to that Jackman and Singer shared the stage with moderator Chris Hardwick and waxed nostalgic about the 16-year-old franchise.

Jackman thanked Singer for giving him "the greatest part I have ever had", while the director confided that he offered the role of Wolverine to the Australian on the spot after watching his audition - something he had never done before.

The star also announced that the next Wolverine film to be directed by James Mangold would be his last in the role.

MAZE RUNNER 2, VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN

Fox started the session with footage from The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials due out on September 18, before James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe entertained the crowd talking up Victor Frankenstein. The horror-drama opens on November 25.

Josh Trank and his key cast of Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamies Bell and Toby Kebbell appeared for the Fantastic Four segment.

Trank introduced footage and the cast spoke of how the family element to the origins story had appealed to them. …

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