Mere hours ago, director Bryan Singer decided that he didn’t want to wait for his latest film in the comic book adaptation X-Men franchise to hit theaters before letting slip what’s next for Marvel’s monstrously popular Mutant team. While Days of Future Past, the time-bending sequel AND prequel to the previous X-Films which are still credited for kicking off the incredibly profitable comic adaptation trend in Hollywood, isn’t scheduled to drop until May 2014, Singer tweeted this today:
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) December 5, 2013
Moments later, BoxOfficeMojo.com tweeted that Fox has officially announced the title to be coming on May 27, 2016. Waves have already spread across the internet with fans proclaiming their great joy at Apocalypse being brought to the big screen. For the uninitiated, Apocalypse is widely considered to be one of the most popular as well as dangerous villains in the X-Men’s rogues gallery, an ancient mutant with a multitude of developed abilities including Teleportation and Immortality.
Whether this new film will follow an existing storyline or not is unknown, but it would seem likely that it will at least share similarities to one of the many arcs to feature Apocalypse, such as Blood of Apocalypse or Age of Apocalypse. No casting or story details have emerged, and no word on whether the popular followers of Apocalypse, who take on the name and personas of the actual Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse; Death, Pestilence, Famine and War will be involved either.
Much more news is sure to follow in the more than 2 years leading up to the release of X-Men: Apocalypse, be sure to follow all of our coverage on this film, as well as Days of Future Past here on Free4Geeks.com