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Bryan Singer says X-Men: Apocalypse is the true beginning of the X-Men

July 4th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Despite being the eighth X-Men movie, director Bryan Singer is saying that X-Men: Apocalypse is truly where the story begins… which makes sense, since we haven’t seen the start before.

Talking to EW, Singer, the man responsible for X-Men, X2, Days of Future Past and now Apocalypse, says that this is actually the origins of the story.

We know that Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) and ­Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) are all younger versions of themselves here and, given how Wolverine told Professor X about starting the school for mutants in Days Of Future Past, Singer said: “This is kind of a conclusion of six X-Men films, yet a potential rebirth of younger, newer characters.”

The end and the beginning all at once? We love it…

Arriving in theaters on May 27, 2016, Apocalypse is set in 1983 and finds the mutants, including Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and Charles (James McAvoy), taking sides as the godlike Apocalypse plots world destruction. 

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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