EXCLUSIVE: Apocalypse Big Part of Fox’s New X-Men Universe

We’ve debated this rumor for a while here at Unleash The Fanboy, but now that SDCC has arrived, we’ve finally nabbed a quality source on the subject.

Apocalypse, that massive blue and gray genocidal baddie of mutant fame, will play a huge role in Fox’s expanded X-Men universe according to our source at the studio. We had a chance to speak with her before the craziness of SDCC gets into full swing this weekend.

This is what she said:

“He’s definitely a big part of Fox’s whole plan for a big X-Men universe with spin-off movies.  The Avengers really is the template here”

I think the X-Men characters have a far richer, varied history than the core Avengers team, so they’re for damn sure perfect for an expanded universe of movies.  Although, their origins have been muddled in previous flicks.  Can we even count the innumerable quality characters that have been butchered with careless writing or tolken, 2-minute roles?  Juggernaut, Sabretooth, Emma Frost; the list goes on and on.

But back to the story… When I asked if Apocalypse would show up in the next X-Men movie, DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, she responded:

“I won’t say too much about that. You’ll just have to wait and see”

I’m gonna take that statement as a big fat “YES! Apocalypse will be in DOFP!“. I know that’s a bit presumptuous, but a few months ago Bryan Singer accidentally revealed as much in an interview with Bleeding Cool. One of that site’s journalists asked the X-Men director if Apocalypse would appear in any future films, and Singer’s face immediately transformed into an “Oh shit! How did they know?” grimace.  Here’s the quote from that March interview:

On hearing the name Apocalypse, Singer’s face changed immediately but there was no point being timid. Might as well plough ahead with the question. Would he even consider using Apocalypse in the movies? How about in Days of Future Past?

His nervous answer:

I can’t tell you…

That was most interesting. So I leapt forward and asked if realizing the character of Apocalypse would require performance capture.

And now Singer looked even more nervous.

This is how it gets started, when somebody starts piecing the little bits together…

The non-verbal communication was even more compelling than what Singer was saying. If I had to bet on it, I would – we’ll be seeing Apocalypse in Days of Future Past, and he’s probably going to be a performance capture character.

As I’ve said before, I believe Apocalypse will serve as the Thanos of this new X-Men universe. Like that Avengers nemesis, ol’ Apoca will be the evil force behind the scenes, while a few lesser foes go out and openly confront Wolverine, Professor X, Magneto, and the rest of the allied mutants.

And if I were a betting man (and I am, on Wednesday nights from 8-10 at El Guadalupe’s Russian Mine Fights), I’d put my money on the DOFP sequel being named AGE OF APOCALYPSE.

Let that marinate, fanboys and fangirls!

Heyo. I'm Nick Dourian, the Editor-In-Chief around these parts. Now, I went to a few other sites, read a few awesome bios, and I really want to fabricate a badass origins story for myself, but I'm feeling particularly unimaginative today, so 'f' that jazz. I read comics, drink bourbon, and cook meats. Imagine Ron Swanson, but with a fuller beard and cuter eyes.
  • Anon0311

    Id bang both Jean and Rogue, while A here was preparing my diddly hole. No Homo.

  • Chris Humphries

    I’m telling you, this is who they want Vindie to play. Also, AoA would be freaking awesome and a natural followup to DoFP, for sure.

    • feloniousmax

      That’d be a great guess if this was Marvel, but this is Fox, it was Marvel (Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Incredible Hulk, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant Man, etc, etc) that was meeting with Diesel.

  • AHox

    That would be something i’d like to see, always had a dream of seeing Apocalypse in a movie and it would be epic if he pops up in my most anticipated X-Men comic book series turned into a movie.

  • WarrenWII

    This would be most epic X-Men movie ever! Cyclops finally leading the team and fighting the 4 horseman including Archangel and final battle all together agains Apocalypse, make it happen, Fox!

  • http://Geekshizzle.com/ TheFran

    Apocalypse is the one character I’ve dreamed about seeing in a movie since like forever! The problem is there’s been so many various depictions of Apocalypse, which one will they use? The devourer or worlds similar to “green lanterns paralax”? or the physical more manageable sized human form Apocalypse?

  • simon t

    OMEGA RED would be another fantastic character to do a film on but I agree, APOCALYPSE would be sensational

  • DickCheese

    Nailed it

  • DickCheese

    Nailed it