Bryan Singer Says 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Sequel Has Mass Destruction

March 14, 2014
Source: Total Film

X-Men: Apocalypse

We'll find out whether director Bryan Singer includes the credits teaser for X-Men: Apocalypse that we learned was written for X-Men: Days of Future Past when the latter sequel hits theaters this summer. But in the meantime, the filmmaker is already talking about the May 27th, 2016 release that will introduce one of the more iconic villains of the mutant comic book series to the big screen for the first time. Speaking with Total Film (via Comic Book Movie), Singer revealed that the film will take place in the 80s and will have "mass destruction" on a scale that we've yet to see in the X-Men franchise to date. More details below!

Since Apocalypse is the first mutant in history, Singer says:

We’re going to deal the the notion of ancient mutants – the fact they were born and existed thousands of years ago. But it’ll be a contemporary movie – well, it’ll take place in the ’80s… The ’80s is a period now – it’s hard for me to believe that! ‘Apocalypse’ will have more of the mass destruction that ‘X-Men’ films, to date, have not relied upon. There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle.

However, that was all Singer would reveal. He followed up with the vague addition:

I don’t want to get too specific, but we’ll introduce familiar characters in a younger time. That’ll be fun to show the audience. I call these movies in-between-quels. It’s a mind-fuck, sometimes, in terms of where things fall in the timeline!

It also sounds like Singer might be willing to stick around the X-Men universe again for awhile. The director says, "Yeah, there actually are [more stories I want to tell]. It all stems back to when I did [the first] X-Men. You always want to know where a character’s going to go, what their future’s going be like. You can always sequelize. These prequels are really exciting for me because they give me a chance to explore ideas I came up with more than a decade ago." That's all Singer would say about the future X-Men film, and we don't have too much longer to wait for X-Men: Days of Future Past, which has a new trailer coming later this month.

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that means the could add teenage version of Jean Grey,Cyclops, and Storm.

Andre Lee on Mar 14, 2014


I'm not very fond of the first two x-men so before we get to Apocalypse (one of the coolest villains of X-men history), I'll need to see Bryan pull off an amazing Days of Future Past. I'll hold judgement till then.

Rock n Rollllll on Mar 14, 2014


That's your opinion and you're entitled to it. however i do have to ask. If you say you didn't like x-men 1/2 but are (presumably) looking forward to DoFP, does that mean the last stand was the movie that sucked you in? Or Wolverine Origins?

blargh on Mar 14, 2014


Well Brian didnt direct part 3 or Origins or The Wolverine, thats why i left those out. But to answer your question X-men 3 and Origins i both thought were bad too. I loved Liev as Sabretooth but all the elements of the movie just didnt come together. The Last stand was god aweful and The Wolverine was not all that great either......of course this is just my opoinion. I was really looking forward to it when Aranofsky was at the helm and would of loved to see his take, but that didnt happen so, whatever. As a fan, i really only liked Matthew Vaughn's X-men, of course that wasnt perfect either but I did like it as i thought Matthew hit most of the high points like good acting, good script and story, and direction.

Rock n Rollllll on Mar 14, 2014


Pissed Cyclops is not in DOFP, he's a core character and fan favorite. Plus he'd deal massive damage to any enemy. I hope they find a way to bring him back for Apocalypse!

JBrotsis on Mar 14, 2014


I couldn't agree more. They've wasted such a character in Cyclops because seemingly it was just too hard to write decent material for him and for Wolverine. Hence a great character was discarded for being boring yet they bring in a never ending line of lesser mutants - Paper cut man, Air bubble girl etc. The wasting of Cyclops is the greatest travesty of the X-Men films.

Payne by name on Mar 18, 2014


I agree as well; you hit the nail on the head. Maybe...just maybe...if Fox is smart...being there will be a whole new alternate timeline and from other articles saying Wolverine may not be in the Apocalypse movie, the younger (first class) X Men team will find the younger cyclops and bring him in.

JBrotsis on Mar 19, 2014


One could only hope. It just seems that him being a leader, the writers at the beginning thought that made him uncool and focused all their attention on the rebel. Such a waste.

Payne by name on Mar 20, 2014


Mass destruction =/= good movie

DI (RIP Dislike Squad) on Mar 15, 2014


Nothing more than a short trailer yet

Бабак on Mar 15, 2014


Just play it close to the vest. But I guess we will see.

DAVIDPD on Mar 16, 2014

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