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Bryan Singer's X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Inspired by Ancient Mutants

Director Bryan Singer is already in the process of developing X-Men: Apocalypse, and there's a lot of excitement from fans about what is to come. In an interview with Empire, Singer and X-Men Days of Future Past writer Simon Kinberg offers up a few really cool details on the project involving ancient mutants and other things we can expect to see.

"One thing that interests me is the notion of ancient mutants. What would people thousands of years ago, without the benefit of science, think mutants were? And more importantly, what would mutants thousands of years ago think they were? Gods? Titans? Angels? Demons? And if such mutants did exist thousands of years ago, what became of them? Did one survive?"

Kinberg went on to talk about how Age of Apocalypse was one of his favorite stories, saying,

"We like the stakes of it, and it feels like a story that could impact a lot of our favorite characters in big, dramatic ways. We feel it's a very different story from Days of Future Past. For starters, it's a very different villain, and the characters will be in very different places emotionally."

Singer also goes on to say that the new X-Men movie is "more of a First Class sequel" and that "It'll take place some time after this movie. What happens in this movie brings about what'll happen in that movie." 

When asked about the rumors of the Days if Future Past post-credit scene where Magneto would be possessed by an alien, leading to him becoming Apocalypse, he denied them saying,

"That's not the case, and nor will that particular thing be in the film. People were concerned we were making Apocalypse an alien. It's odd. I don't know where that came from.”

It sounds like X-Men: Apocalypse is going to include a variety of very interesting things that are sure to make a great movie and spark some discussions among fans. The movie is set to be released in theaters on May 26th, 2016.

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