Bryan Singer was interviewed in the latest issue of Total Film magazine. While a lot of his talk had to do with the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past movie, he also dished out some info about the next movie in the series, X-Men: Apocalypse, which is set for a 2016 release.
He said that movie will include a lot of mass destruction.
“Apocalypse will have more of the mass destruction that X-Men films, to date, have not relied upon,” Singer said. “There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle.”
That makes sense because Apocalypse is one of the most destructive characters in the X-Men universe and just wants to tear everything down. Singer mentioned that the movie will explore the ancient mutants, of which Apocalypse is one of the, if not the oldest.
He also said that X-Men: Apocalypse will take place in the 80s, which makes sense. X-Men: First Class was in the 60s and the “past” portion of X-Men: Days of Future Past takes place in the 70s, so onward we march. It would look like we are heading towards the late 90s, where the first movie took place, but if Days of Future Past is supposed to change the timeline, then who knows what is planned.
However, Bryan Singer seems like he will be sticking around for awhile, even after X-Men: Apocalypse. He said there are more stories after that movie that he wants to tell, including prequel origin stories for some characters. Let’s just hope they turn out better than the Wolverine origin story that had all kinds of promise just to fall off the cliff with a mute Deadpool.