In addition to discussing his score for X-Men: Apocalypse, composer and film editor Jon Ottman explains how editing a comic book movie differs from working on a straightforward drama:
“It’s made more complicated by the fact that you have tons of green screens and the inevitable popcorn elements that these films have to have. And so, it becomes very difficult to . . . it sometimes is an impediment to the character storytelling when you have all of those external green screens and so forth because suddenly you’re not feeling the story anymore because you’re looking at these blank things or cartoons.
And that becomes very difficult because when you’re in the “political process” where you’re showing the film to the studio, and even though they are smart people and they see the green screens, it does effects their experience and they become critical of the story.”
(Image: Psylocke, Apocalypse, and Magneto strike a pose, Marvel Entertainment/20th Century Fox)