Wait just a minute, did director Bryan Singer just announce a new X-Men film? Singer tweeted a possible hint to X-Men: Apocalypse happening in 2016. We know that Fox still has other X-Men spin-offs in the works, which include James Mangold’s Wolverine 3, Jeff Wadlow’s X-Force and Tim Miller’s Deadpool. This could mean fans will finally see the biggest/powerful X-Men villain Apocalypse finally shown on screens.
(Editor-in-chief note: we totally scooped this story all the way back in July! Check out our exclusive story about Apocalypse here)
#Xmen #Apocalypse 2016!
UPDATE: The release date has been confirmed for May 27th , 2016 by ERCBoxOffice via Twitter. This puts the film between Marvel’s untitled May 6th release and Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man 3 on June 10th. Marvel also has another unnamed title planned for July 8th as well.
BleedingCool previously posted about how visually uncomfortable Singer looked in an interview about Days of Future Past, when the questions moved towards a motion-captured Apocalypse being in the film. Their understanding was that the baddie could show up.
Marvel’s Avengers sequel Age of Ultron likely put the axe to Fox’s plan to use the title Age of Apocalypse. A run of X-Men comics that pre-dates the Avenger‘s title. There is chatter that the film might be a direct sequel to Days of Future Past. 20th Century Fox will likely make more formal announcement in the coming days. At this moment this could be something Singer is developing for Fox, with the expectation he’ll be directing. Hugh Jackman was recently rumored to be re-upping his contract with Fox to play Logan in three to four more X-Men films. If Singer ends up only producing I would expect Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men First Class, The Secret Service) might return to direct. Since Vaughn’s relationship with Fox is still strong and is producing their Fantastic Four reboot.