X-Men: Apocalypse Movie Announced For 2016
Next instalment of mutant superhero franchise revealed via Twitter...
A new X-Men film will be released in 2016 and is expected to be called X-Men: Apocalypse.
Director Bryan Singer hinted at the project on Twitter yesterday, writing: "#Xmen #Apocalypse 2016!"
And film industry stats firm Exhibitor Relations then confirmed the news on the social networking site.
It tweeted: "No stopping the X-Men franchise. Fox's X-MEN: APOCALYPSE will drop May 27, 2016."
It then answered queries from other users, writing: "Boom! That's from Fox directly...
"BOOM! Not even the Apocalypse could stop the X-Men...maybe Marvel's lawyers, but certainly not the end of the world.
"This is Fox's official word (word for word): X-MEN: APOCALYPSE will open, in wide release, on May 27, 2016."
In the Marvel Comics universe, Apocalypse is an ancient Egyptian who is considered to be the first mutant and immortal.
He apparently holds a "survival of the fittest" worldview and hopes to see mutants replace their weaker human rivals.
The next movie featuring the mutant superteam is X-Men: Days Of Future Past, which will be released next May.