In a recent interview with EW, director Bryan Singer and producer Simon Kinberg discussed their next X-Men movie X-Men: Apocalypse. They shed some more light on what the film will be about and teased some of the things that we will see. All we've really known up until this point is that the film will be based in the 1980s and that it will feature younger 80s versions of some of our favorite X-Men characters.
Singer told the magazine that the film will be “somewhat” based on the 1990 comic storyline Age of Apocalypse, which features ancient villain Apocalypse and takes place in an alternate universe. Singer says that won't be a part of his movie though explaining,
“[The movie] won’t necessarily create an alternate universe, but there may be some swapping things that I’m playing with."
“From a visual standpoint it actually may be a bigger movie than Days of Future Past because there’ll be disaster movie imagery, like the title would imply.”
Bigger than Days of Future Past?! That's surprising because Days of Future Past looks huge. The fact that they think this new movie is going to be even bigger is intriguing. Singer went on to talk about how Days of Future Past and Apocalypse will link,
"You won’t feel at the end of the movie that it set up Apocalypse. What it does is it sets up possibilities. But what we’ll discover in Apocalypse is that events in this movie made that happen. Apocalypse deals with ancient mutancy. What would humans have thought mutants were? What would mutants think humans were? You’re dealing with gods and things like that. And what if one survived and what if that found its way into our world?"
It definitely sounds like there's going to be an interesting set up. It will be cool to eventually see how the two stories actually connect with each other. The director then went on to confirm that James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult will all be back to reprise their roles, but he also reiterated that he wants to introduce Gambit and Nightcrawler to the movie as well.
"I’m excited because I want to start introducing familiar characters at different ages and also explore the ‘80s."
X-Men: Apocalypse is set to be released on May 27th, 2016. I'm already excited for it, but I'm sure I'll even be more excited when I actually get to see X-Men: Days of Future Past.