Bryan Singer Talks X-Men: Apocalypse

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While we’re still waiting for X-Men: Days of Future Past to arrive in theaters, director Bryan Singer is already getting started on the sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse. He spoke a bit about his plans for the film with EW, and though he didn’t give too much away about the plot (all we know is that it will be somewhat based on the 1990 comic storyline “Age of Apocalypse”), he did give us a few pieces of information to keep us hooked.

X-Men character Apocalypse


On whether or not the film will involve an alternate universe, like “Age of Apocalypse” did, he said:

[It] won’t necessarily create an alternate universe, but there may be some swapping things that I’m playing with.

As for it’s connection to Days of Future Past and the rest of the X-Men universe:

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?

Singer says that the story will follow Charles (James McAvoy), Erik (Michael Fassbender), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), and Hank (Nicholas Hoult), and those four actors have already signed on for the film. The story will take place during the 80s, and he wants to bring in other characters, familiar characters such as Gambit and Nightcrawler, but at different ages from when we last saw them.

X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released on May 22 in the UK and May 23 in the US, and Apocalypse is slated for May 27, 2016. Can’t wait to see how Singer handles the Apocalypse storyline? Which mutants do you want to see in the film? Let us know in the comments!