As film studios continue to appropriate the world-building model of Marvel’s cinematic universe (Warner Bros’ Man of Steel sequel is now essentially a Justice League film, Sony is turning the Amazing Spider-Man films into a Sinister Six franchise), it makes sense that 20th Century Fox would continue to explore the universe of its golden Marvel property, The X-Men.
We’ve already got X-Men: Days of Future Past coming, which will bridge the original films to the X-Men: First Class continuity, and now, director Bryan Singer has announced that X-Men: Apocalypse will follow in 2016.
Most fans are taking this to mean the next X-Men film will adapt the Age of Apocalypse storyline from the X-Men comics, in which some time-travel wonkery (of which there is already an abundance in X-Men: Days of Future Past) leads to an alternate timeline being created, in which the mega-Big Big, Apocalypse, reigns supreme and institutes mutants as the ruling class while normal human beings are exterminated. The only mutant aware of what’s happening is Bishop, who just so happens to make his debut in Days of Future Past.
Frankly, it’s all a bit convoluted, but X-Men fans are gonna love it.
What do you think of the X-Men: Apocalypse news?