Bryan Singer Confirmed To Direct ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’
The next instalment in the long-running mutant franchise will hit cinemas in 2016...
X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer is coming back for more.
After steering the last film to more than $800 million at the box office, Deadline reports the veteran filmmaker has now officially joined the next chapter in the movie franchise, titled X-Men: Apocalypse.
Singer previously directed the first two films in the franchise, and then later returned to helm Days of Future Past which combined characters from his original films with those from X-Men: First Class.
According to the site, Apocalypse takes place a decade after Days of Future Past and is a seamless next step in the story.
The altering of time has unleashed a new and uniquely powerful enemy. Charles (James McAvoy), Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Hank/Beast (Nicholas Hoult) are joined by young Cyclops, Storm, Jean and others as the X-Men must fight their most formidable foe yet – an ancient unrelenting force determined to cause an apocalypse unlike any in human history."The super-villain Apocalypse was teased in a post-credits sequence attached to Days of Future Past.
In the scene, a hooded figure presides over thousands of bowing subjects in ancient Egypt while using his mutant powers to construct the pyramids.
While production on X-Men: Apocalypse has yet to begin, the film is already scheduled for a May 2016 release.