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Bryan Singer assembles X2 writers for X-Men: Apocalypse

December 19th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

Not much is officially known about the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, which was announced 2 weeks ago with only the title and a release date of May 27th, 2016. But now thanks to director Bryan Singer we now have an idea of who is working on the movie. Singer took to Twitter to share a photo included not only Singer himself, but  X-Men: Days of Future Past screenwriter Simon Kinberg, but also X2: X-Men United screenwriters Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris! This marks the first time since “X2″ that Dougherty and Harris have worked on an X-Men film. Though it remains to be seen who will officially write the screenplay for X-Men: Apocalypse, it’s pretty exciting to see the former franchise writers return to the series. Many say that X2 is their favorite of the original X-Men trilogy.

Singer added the notes “Late night X-Men Apocalypse story session” and let us know “It’s snowing in Egypt!”

It might not be related, but Egypt was in fact the birth place of Apocalypse/En Sabah Nur in the comics.

Created by Louise and Walter Simonson, Apocalypse made his debut in X-Factor #6. The character’s most popular storyline, “The Age of Apocalypse,” ran in the X-Men books beginning in 1995. Set in a parallel reality formed by interference to the timeline, “The Age of Apocalypse” saw Professor Charles Xavier murdered before he could form the X-Men. Instead, a very different take on the team began with Magneto leading them through a post-apocalyptic America ruled by mutants.

X-Men: Apocalypse will hit the big screen May 27, 2016, while X-Men: Days of Future Past  hits theaters May 23, 2014.

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