Bryan Singer Says X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Will Explore The Origins Of Mutants

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apocalypse_wallpaper_4_2_davewilkinsWe’ve not even seen that much from Days of Future Past, but it seems like everyone is hungry for any information they can get about the recently announced sequel to that film, X-Men: Apocalypse. Bryan Singer unveiled the title last year, sending fans into a tizzy at the possibility of Apocalypse finally being realized on the big screen. In a recent interview with EW, the director let loose a few details about the already eagerly anticipated X-film.

EW start off their report with the revelation that Singer is in negotiations to direct the movie. He is co-writing the story and producing the flick, so a lot of people just assumed he’d direct it when Days of Future Past wraps. It turns out that isn’t the case, but he is in negotiations. He wants to do it, but they’re just making sure the schedules work out. Regardless of whether or not he directs, Singer knows about the story. He says there is something that could lead directly into Apocalypse in Days of Future Past, though he’s not sure it will be a teaser like the Days of Future Past one in The Wolverine:

I’m still deciding that. Something that happens in this movie causes what’s going to happen in that movie.
[On the film's themes] It will also address historical mutant-cry, meaning the deep past, mutant origins, and things like that. It’s something that’s always intrigued me when we think about our Gods and our history and miracles and powers.

Singer’s comments perfectly explain why he would want to use Apocalypse in a film. Days of Future Past will tear the X-Men timeline in two and then put it back together, so it will be interesting to see how Singer sets things up for Apocalypse. What do you think about the director’s comments?

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