‘Apocalypse’ Screenwriter Confirms Next ‘X-Men’ Film to be Set in the 90s

X-Men 92Simon Kinberg, the screenwriter behind X-Men: Days of Future Past and the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, has confirmed that the follow-up to Apocalypse will be set in the 1990s. This seems like the obvious choice given that First Class took place in the 60s, Days of Future Past took place in the 70s (mostly), and Apocalypse takes place in the 80s.

In an interview with ComingSoon.net, Kinberg flat-out confirmed the continuing trend stating, “The next one is set in the ’90s.” That being said, Kinberg did not specify whether he was referring to one of the main X-Men films or the upcoming New Mutants spin-off. The next Wolverine solo film has already been confirmed to take place sometime in the future, so we know Kinberg is not referring to that.

Footage from X-Men: Apocalypse suggests that director Bryan Singer and 20th Century Fox have begun to embrace the X-Men’s comic book attire. If the next film is set in the 90s, maybe we’ll finally see Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in that dreaded yellow spandex Cyclops poked fun at in the first X-Men (2000) film.

What do you think about this recent confirmation? If the X-Men franchise continues would you like to see this trend continue as well? Feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comments. X-Men: Apocalypse releases in U.S. theaters May 27, 2016.