Oliva Munn recently shared that director Bryan Singer left during the production of X-Men: Apocalypse because of a “thyroid issue.”
The X-Men franchise is now moving under the control of Marvel Studios, but it all began with the 2000 film directed by Bryan Singer. X-Men would go onto launch a wave of comic book films in the early 2000s, which has cemented its legacy. After leaving to direct Superman Returns, Singer came back to the X-Men franchise for Days of Future Past and Apocalypse.
Over the years, there have been various allegations made against Bryan Singer. The director also notably left Bohemian Rhapsody towards the end of principal photography. While speaking with Variety, Olivia Munn revealed that Singer also left during the production of X-Men: Apocalypse:
“When we shot “X-Men,” I never shot a huge movie like that before. I didn’t know what was right or wrong, but I did know that it seems strange that Bryan Singer could check out and say he had a thyroid issue. Instead of going to a doctor in Montreal, which is a very high-level, working city, he said he had to go to L.A. And he was gone for about 10 days is my recollection. And he said, “Continue. Keep filming.” We’d be on set, I remember there’s a big scene that we’d have, and we’d come back from lunch and then one of Bryan’s assistants would come up and show us a cell phone with a text message on it. And he texted to the actors, “Hey guys. I’m busy right now. But just go ahead and start filming without me.” And we’d be like, “OK.” And I never thought any of it was normal, but I didn’t realize t hat other people also thought it wasn’t normal. And the other people who thought it wasn’t normal would be people at high levels, people who make decisions on whether to hire this person.”
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Here is the synopsis for X-Men: Apocalypse:
Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, and Lucas Till.
X-Men: Apocalypse is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and digital. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on the future of the X-Men franchise and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel!