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.