Bryan Singer Officially Set to Direct X-MEN: APOCALYPSE


According to Deadline, X-Men: Days of Future Past filmmaker Bryan Singer recently closed a deal to direct his fourth X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse for Fox.

Singer – who previously directed X-Men and X2: X-Men United in addition to Days of Future Past – announced the project on Twitter last December, but now his deal has closed and he’s officially onboard. As you may remember, his involvement was a question mark due to sex abuse allegations, filed just weeks before Days of Future Past’s opening.

We’ve already learned that Singer and his co-writers Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris and Mike Dougherty have been hard at work conceiving the story for the next installment of Fox’s billion-dollar Marvel mutants franchise. Following the First Class gang along with Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, it will take place in the ’80s and draw inspiration from the famous ‘Age of Apocalypse‘ arc from the comics. Audiences should expect wide-scale destruction on screen, said Kinberg.

Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy would be returning along with Nicholas Hoult. McAvoy also recently teased that his Professor Charles Xavier may finally be going bald for the new film.

The movie’s villain, Apocalypse and his Four Horsemen, was introduced in a post-credits scene in Days of Future Past. Channing Tatum‘s Gambit will likely make an appearance of some kind.

The film will be released May 27th, 2016.

I am glad that Singer is back on board to direct the new film. Looking forward to it.

In addition, watch X-Men scribe Simon Kinberg who took part in a Q&A with Yahoo! in which he was asked about Days of Future Past and the coming Apocalypse.