Bryan Singer Officially Signs on as Director of X-Men: Apocalypse. It was no surprise that Bryan Singer would direct X-Men: Apocalypse after he announced it, but nonetheless the director has official confirmation to work on the next X-Men film in the franchise.
Deadline reported that Bryan Singer would direct the follow-up to the successful X-Men: Days of Future Past. There were some issues about his involvement in the film, but a deal was closed for the director to return. Screenwriter Simon Kinberg will also return to work on the script with Singer, Dan Harris, and Michael Dougherty. Most of the cast from X-Men: First Class will return for this film, which takes place in the 1980s with some younger versions of original cast including Storm, Jean Grey, and Cyclops.
First plot details were also released, with the synopsis as follows:
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.
Based on the fact that there will be younger members of the original team present in the team, it looks like this will be a continuation of the past in X-Men: Days of Future Past in the alternate timeline. This would be a perfect reason for an appearance by Apocalypse himself. What do you guys think about this?
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