Bryan Singer Announces ApocalypseDecember 5, 2013
The iconic villain is coming to the big screen in 2016.
X-Men Days of Future Past hasn’t even hit theaters yet and in a surprise move by Director Bryan Singer, he announced via Twitter that we will see the X-Men villain known as Apocalypse come to the big screen in the next installment of the X-Men franchise.
Singer posted this to his Twitter earlier: #Xmen #Apocalypse 2016!
Fox later confirmed that the film will be released on May 27th, 2016.
X-Men: Apocalypse has no other confirmed information as to the plotline or which story the villain will be taken from, but this will mark yet another movie to hit the screen in the X-Men franchise. Earlier in the year, Fox Studios had confirmed another Wolverine movie in the works as well as a X-Force movie. Jeff Wadlow’s script for X-Force, which is already in development, has already been praised by comic icon and co-writer Rob Liefeld.
Apocalypse first appeared in X-factor #6 in July 1986, created by Louise and Walter Simonson. One of his most popular story arcs is ‘Age of Apocalypse’ where history is altered by a time traveling mutant that kills Charles Xavier instead of Magneto, which brings about an age where Apocalypse is unable to be stopped from ruling the world.
With rumours and hints circling about Apocalypse possibly making an appearance in X-Men Days of Future Past this coming May, it only makes sense that the time altering story will bring about some ramifications to the X-Men universe and set up towards the next film.
Be sure to check out X-Men: Days of Future Past releasing in theaters May 23rd, 2014 and watch to see if the likes of Bishop and Blink play into the very next film.
Bryan Singer’s Twitter can be followed here: @BryanSinger