Brendon Connelly of Bleeding Cool recently posted some details of his conversation with Bryan Singer, the director of Jack the Giant Slayer and the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. According to his report, he may have actually gotten something big out of Bryan Singer. Specifically, the identity of the villain for X-Men.

Connelly first asked what the upcoming film would be about, and Singer replied with the following.

“The movie is about destiny. What is your fate? What were you supposed to do, what should you have done when you were younger? What didn’t you do that would have made for a better future? And what if you could go back and change that.”

After hearing Singer’s answer here, Connelly also asked him about the identity of the villain, and he says that after seeing Singer’s reaction he is convinced that he knows who exactly it will be.

Be forewarned, while we can’t confirm that this scoop is true, we can’t confirm that it isn’t either.

Spoiler Warning from here on out.


Connelly is convinced that the villain of the latest X-Men film will be none other than Apocalypse.


For those of you saying, “Huh? Who the hell is that?” here’s the 411. Basically, Apocalypse is the very first mutant to have existed, and is also one of the most powerful.

After Singer answered, Connelly asked how he felt about using Apocalypse in future movies, and if he could potentially appear in Days of Future Past. He describes that Singer’s face changed immediately after hearing that name, and Singer nervously replied:

“I can’t tell you.”

Connelly then asked if the role of Apocalypse would require motion capture and Singer then gave his most interesting reply of all.

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

Despite reading Connelly’s account of this interview, I have to admit that I’m still skeptical. Introducing both the Sentinels and Apocalypse into one story seems like it would end up being much too crowded. I don’t doubt that they’re planning on using him in the future. Maybe even they could even start planting easter eggs here to form a trail for a future movie, but I just can’t see them adding him in when they don’t really need to.

What do you think of this news? Do you think that Connelly is right? Why don’t you just tell us what you think in the comments below?

Source: Bleeding Cool