Bryan Singer Will Indeed Direct X-MEN: APOCALYPSE: More Details Emerge
Last week Bryan Singer sent shock waves through the internet when he Tweeted ‘X-Men: Apocalypse 2016‘. It was revealed that Fox had already slatted a Days of Future Past follow-up months and month in advance of the film hitting theaters, or even being completely finished. Other than the fact that X-Men: Apocalypse would be released on May 27, 2016, there isn’t anything known other than a handful of rumors. Well today Vulture.Com have come upon a few new details.
Vulture is reporting that Singer will be directing the film. That’s not a big shocker considering he was the first to hype the announcement, but it’s a nice bit of confirmation. This will make Singer‘s first back-to-back directing gig since X-Men and X2 in the early 2000s. Apocalypse will be a direct sequel to Days of Future Past, picking up from the film’s closing moments. While early rumors said that the Days of Future Past cast (both past and present characters) would be the film’s focus, the site claims that’s not entirely the case:
The new film is intended to focus strictly on the younger McAvoy-Fassbender cast. The movie suggests that though First Class was the franchise’s lowest earner when it bowed in 2011, Fox has enough confidence that the star-packed Days of Future Past will give the new cast enough momentum to stand on its own.
If that is the case, that does give a little credence to that gigantic potential end-scene spoiler that dropped few days ago (click here if you want to know). Days of Future Past will tee up Apocalypse, but we may be taking the journey with a different cast than we originally thought. With all the excitement and hubbub the film is already getting, hopefully Fox and/or Singer will say a word or two on it before long. What do you think about Apocalypse focusing on McAvoy and Fassbender‘s band of mutants?