Director Bryan Singer has started developing his recently announced X-Men: Apocalypse film. Last night he shared a photo on Twitter that reveals the writing team he's assembled to help him put together the story and script.
In the photo we see Singer with X-Men: Days of Future Past screenwriter Simon Kinberg, as well as X2: X-Men United screenwriters Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris. How cool is that! This is the first time since X2 that Dougherty and Harris have worked on an X-Men film. The photo came with the following note,
Late night #XMen #Apocalypse story session. #SimonKinberg @DanimalHarris @Mike_Dougherty It's snowing in Egypt!
Why the snowing in Egypt comment? I imagine it has something to do with Apocalypse being born there in the original source material.
Apocalypse was created by Louise and Walter Simonson, and the "character made his debut in X-Factor #6. The character's most popular storyline, "The Age of Apocalypse," ran in the X-Men books beginning in 1995. Set in a parallel reality formed by interference to the timeline, "The Age of Apocalypse" saw Professor Charles Xavier murdered before he could form the X-Men. Instead, a very different take on the team began with Magneto leading them through a post-apocalyptic America ruled by mutants."
The movie will hit theaters on May 27th, 2016