X-MEN APOCALYPSE Set Ten Years After X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

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X-Men writer-producer Simon Kinberg confirmed to the Jeff Goldsmith’s podcast that the “next movie takes place in 1983,” which is more than 20 years after the events of X-Men: First Class.

Basically, this means more distinct signs of aging will start showing up on some of the key characters such as James McAvoy‘s Professor X, Michael Fassbender‘s Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence‘s Mystique and Nicholas Hoult‘s Beast.

The next film in the mutant franchise would be more of First Class sequel and will focus around an immortal Marvel supervillain from the comics called Apocalypse, with Patrick Stewart likely to feature in some capacity too.

As previously reported, X-Men Apocalypse would be a disaster movie and very different to the previous seven core and spin-off movies.

I think we can reliably assume the historical and political context will play some part in the film like the Strategic Defense Initiative aka ‘Star Wars’ or a Korean plane shot down by the Soviet air force (killing all 269 passengers, including a U.S. congressman) or, perhaps, the plot figures into the internet (the computer network officially began its technological revolution on January 1, 1983).

As part of a series of predictions is that it will “touch upon how stopping the Sentinel program affected the world, and if the relationship between humans and mutants have become harmonious.”

Whatever the case, Bryan Singer-directed X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27th, 2016, and it takes place ten years after the current X-hit, Days of Future Past.

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