December of last year brought with it a handful of surprises for fans of the X-Men film franchise—specifically, the fact that Bryan Singer was crafting a sequel to the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past called X-Men: Apocalypse, and then noted days later that the film would solely concern the X-Men: First Class characters, leaving the stars of the original X-Men trilogy behind in Days of Future Past.
So, not only did fans get a sense of who the next villain would be, and how that would inform the film’s plot (as we noted in December: “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”), but also the news that the franchise would be carrying on with its new blood.
Now, Singer has let more information slip in an interview with Entertainment Weekly (via /Film), noting that he will be co-writing and producing the film, and is currently in the negotiation process to direct, which is his desire.
Further, he discussed whether or not he would include a teaser in X-Men: Days of Future Past that will connect to X-Men: Apocalypse: “I’m still deciding. Something that happens in this movie causes what’s going to happen in that movie.”
And finally, Singer laid out what the film will be about:
It will also address historical mutant-cy, meaning the deep past, mutant origins and things like that. It’s something that’s always intrigued me when we think about our Gods and our history and miracles and powers.
What do you think of the X-Men: Apocalypse news?