X-Men: Days of Future Past won’t open in theaters until next month, but plans are already in motion for the next X-Men film titled X-Men: Apocalypse. Director Bryan Singer has already assembled a team to develop the film including Days of Future Past screenwriter Simon Kinberg and X2: X-Men United writing duo Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty. They’ve already revealed some elements of the story, which Singer says will be “somewhat” based on the “Age of Apocalypse” story line of the 90’s.
Bryan Singer told EW:
“[The movie] won’t necessarily create an alternate universe But there may be some swapping things that I’m playing with.”
Simon Kinberg added:
“From a visual standpoint it actually may be a bigger movie than Days of Future Past because there’ll be disaster movie imagery. Like the title would imply.”
Singer also admitted that X-Men: Apocalypse won’t exactly be set up by the ending of Days of Future Past, but it will set up possibilities:
“You won’t feel at the end of the movie that it set up Apocalypse. What it does is it sets up possibilities. But what we’ll discover in Apocalypse is that events in this movie made that happen. Apocalypse deals with ancient mutancy. What would humans have thought mutants were? What would mutants think humans were? You’re dealing with gods and things like that. And what if one survived and what if that found its way into our world?”
X-Men: Apocalypse will follow Xavier (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), and Hank (Nicholas Hoult), and Singer says that those actors are all on board from deals signed for First Class. Singer also says he’s interested in bringing in other mutants, like Gambit and Nightcrawler:
“I’m excited because I want to start introducing familiar characters at different ages and also explore the ‘80s.”
X-Men: Days of Future Past will hit theaters on May 23rd of this year with X-Men: Apocalypse set to hit theaters on May 27th, 2016.
Source: Entertainment Weekly