New details of X-Men: Apocalypse emerge

News Simon Brew 10 Dec 2013 - 06:19

Bryan Singer is definitely directing X-Men: Apocalypse, which will be set up by the ending of X-Men: Days Of Future Past...

Announced out of the blue last week was the latest film in the X-Men cinematic saga, X-Men: Apocalypse. The news of the 2016 release broke on Bryan Singer's Twitter feed, and was subsequently confirmed, and now one or two more details have started to emerge.

Firstly, it's definite that Bryan Singer will be directing the new film. He's currently still working on next year's X-Men: Days Of Future past, but once he's locked that, he'll be onto the new X-Men film.

This time, though, Singer won't be juggling the old and new X-Men casts, as he is in Days Of Future Past. Instead, the focus of X-Men: Apocalypse will be on the First Class ensemble, led by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender (some of the older crowd may yet pop up in small roles, we'd imagine).

The film will be directly set up by the ending of X-Men: Days Of Future Past too. And Bryan Singer has also Tweeted that Apocalypse is not an alien in the film, in response to internet rumours that were doing the rounds.

X-Men: Apocalypse will arrive in the summer of 2016.

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It certainly makes the end of DOFP a moot point as to how time travel will affect who is and isn't alive. But how will this X-Force as I thought this was the next X-movie?

Even if they do have the prequel cast, I'd be very willing to bet that somehow Wolverine gets stuck in that time period considering the fear they have of making an X-man film without ol Hugh.

Some of the most spoilery news ever.

That's a very good plan. I think DOFP is nice for nostalgic reasons and logical because it can close up plot holes, but First Class was a great direction for X-Men and I want to see them follow up on it. Besides, Fassbender and McAvoy are amazing, as are the rest of the cast.

That and 'Hey, who are you four astonauts? And would one of you like a moisteriser?'

Although its about time Apocalypse showed up in the x-franchise, I don't think its a good idea to tell everyone the ending of the film you are currently making before its released

It is pretty aggravating. All I wanted to know was who was directing.

do you really think it was feasible...or even possible to kill off the first class ensemble when you know there will be a sequel ? i swear you people complaining about "spoilers" are getting worse and worse all the time.

Maybe it'll be after Apocalypse, Cable could well be introduced in that one.

He doesn't need to get stuck anywhere, he's already appeared in First Class.

This is all mindless speculation at this point, Singer has only cleared the air about a few things. The rest of this is not likely.

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