Director Bryan Singer and writer Simon Kinberg haven't really been very shy about talking about the next installment of the X-Men franchise. Whenever they're asked about it they go ahead and reveal little bits of information, and we've got a new one for you today. During a recent podcast Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith, Kinberg revealed that X-Men: Apocalypse will take place in 1983, which is ten years after the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past.
We knew that the story would most likely take place in the 1980s, but this information gives us an exact date. The movie will also introduce and explore different characters at different ages during that timeframe. It was previously revealed that James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult will all be back to reprise their roles, and that we might also see Gambit and Nightcrawler as well. It's also been confirmed by Kinberg that we'll see younger versions of Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm.
I grew up in the 80s, so it's going to be fun to see that era brought to life like on the big screen in the form of an X-Men movie. X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters May 27, 2016.