Bryan Singer Talks Upcoming X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

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Hot on the heels of DC and Marvel’s preparation for battle called Batman vs. Superman vs. Captain America 3 and ahead of summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past release, director Brian Singer revealed a few more details on the story on the DOFP follow-up, X-Men: Apocalypse.

Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse will drop May 27, 2016 and Singer, Dan Harris, Michael Dougherty and Simon Kinberg are all currently working on breaking down the story that will have “more mass destruction” than any X-Men film to date.

Apocalypse will have more of the mass destruction that X-Men films, to date, have not relied upon. There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle… I don’t want to get too specific, but we’ll introduce familiar characters in a younger time. That’ll be fun to show the audience. I call these movies in-between-quels. It’s a mind-fuck sometimes in terms of where things fall in the timeline!

Speaking with Total Film, director said that the picture will probably deal with the super-evil mutant of the title:

We’re going to deal with the notion of ancient mutants – the fact they were born and existed thousands of years ago. But it’ll be a contemporary movie – well, it’ll take place in the ’80s… The ’80s is a period now – it’s hard for me to believe that!

Brian has expressed his desire to tell more stories beyond Apocalypse:

Yeah, there actually are [more stories I want to tell]. It all stems back to when I did [the first] X-Men. You always want to know where a character’s going to go, what their future’s going be like. You can always sequelise. But on that film I also had actors asking ‘Who am I? Where did my character come from?’ So as a director you always need a backstory to give your actors. It may not be the right backstory, but it’s one you can give the actor to help them understand their character. These prequels are really exciting for me because they give me a chance to explore ideas I came up with more than a decade ago.

I’m so happy for him… Well, okay then. Take a look at some new pics from X-Men: Days Of Future Past, featuring Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult.