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Bryan Singer Announces X-Men: Apocalypse
Set to strike cinemas in 2016

06 December 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Bryan Singer

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Bryan Singer Announces X-Men: Apocalypse

Not about to let Spider-Man hog all the comic-book news of the day, 20th Century Fox and X-Men: Days Of Future Past director Bryan Singer have announced the next big mutant outing, with X-Men: Apocalypse now on the release schedule (across the pond, in any case) for May 27, 2016. 

What Singer's tweet explicitly refers to remains unclear at this point, but Apocalypse in the Marvel canon is an ancient and incredibly powerful mutant who has tangled with the X-Men on more than one occasion and and even turned Wolverine and Angel into his destructive associates for a time. Of course, don’t expect to see everything carried across word for word to the cinematic X-plot, since many changes happen between the page and the screen, but evil Wolverine? We'd watch that. There's also the Age Of Apocalypse storyline, which could be huge for X-Men fans but which makes no bleedin' sense to anyone else, what with its vast alternate timeline.

However it shakes out, it all points to the next big outing for Wolverine and the rest, with speculation sure to gear up almost immediately on who might play Apocalypse and how he’ll fit into Singer’s mutant world. Will the Days Of Future Past director want to come back and make another likely huge film so soon after finishing this one? We’ll have to wait and see, but the fact that he annouced it certainly points to some level of involvement.

We’ll bring you more as we get it. Meanwhile: Apocalypse 2016! It’s like a political slogan, only more sinister. And X-Men: Days Of Future Past opens in the UK on May 22 next year.


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RE: Oh Goody yet more Wolverine
L: GrizBe L: AxlReznor Plus, I'd really rather Marvel didn't get the rights to X-Men back... they actually don't make sense co-existing with the rest of the Marvel universe, because you have people with superpowers - who for all people know could have gotten these powers from a mutation - being treated as heroes, and then you have them being persecuted for being different. 'm with you on that. It always seem stupid that you had the likes of Captain America (A scientific Mutation), More

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RE: Oh Goody yet more Wolverine
L: Arto They need to do an R-rated Old Man Logan film with Mel Gibson as Wolverine. Now THAT would be all kinds of awesome!! If you haven't read it and like Wolverine - do yourself a favour!! ote] Cheers, I'm a little Wolverined out just now, but I'll stick it on my Xmas list. This is what's so sad I used to smuggle John Byrne X Men out of comic shops like they were porn and Wolverine was comfortably my favourite character. I'm fine with what Jackman has done More

Posted by NicholiB at 18:49 on 06 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Oh Goody yet more Wolverine
L: Invader_Ace Not really, Captain America, Hulk and so on are victims of accident or putting themselves on the line for humanity.  Good Mutants. X-Men and so on are, through no fault of their own, Bad Mutants a threat to humanity through genetic change. Point is.. still mutants. How do normal people know they weren't the result of accidents or government experiments? And if Normal people can be mutated, whats to stop other normal people being turned into them by the same m More

Posted by GrizBe at 16:00 on 06 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Oh Goody yet more Wolverine
L: Invader_Ace L: GrizBe L: AxlReznor Plus, I'd really rather Marvel didn't get the rights to X-Men back... they actually don't make sense co-existing with the rest of the Marvel universe, because you have people with superpowers - who for all people know could have gotten these powers from a mutation - being treated as heroes, and then you have them being persecuted for being different. with you on that. It always seem stupid that you had the likes of Captain America (A scientif More

Posted by AxlReznor at 13:11 on 06 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Oh Goody yet more Wolverine
L: GrizBe L: AxlReznor Plus, I'd really rather Marvel didn't get the rights to X-Men back... they actually don't make sense co-existing with the rest of the Marvel universe, because you have people with superpowers - who for all people know could have gotten these powers from a mutation - being treated as heroes, and then you have them being persecuted for being different. with you on that. It always seem stupid that you had the likes of Captain America (A scientific Mutation), Hulk (Anot More

Posted by Invader_Ace at 12:51 on 06 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Oh Goody yet more Wolverine
L: AxlReznor Plus, I'd really rather Marvel didn't get the rights to X-Men back... they actually don't make sense co-existing with the rest of the Marvel universe, because you have people with superpowers - who for all people know could have gotten these powers from a mutation - being treated as heroes, and then you have them being persecuted for being different. 'm with you on that. It always seem stupid that you had the likes of Captain America (A scientific Mutation), Hulk (Another Scie More

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Yeah i say give someone else a shot at the role.I like Jackman, but its time they recast. Anyone seen the '' unleashed '' version of The Wolverine? Is it any improvement? More

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RE: Oh Goody yet more Wolverine
L: AxlReznor I'll i] get bored of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. He's excellent in every one of these films so far - even the shit ones - and as long as he keeps that up, I'll be in line to see the next film with Wolverine in. 'm with you! Even his 10 second cameo in First Class was brilliant! But other than that, every film he's in, Jackman is usually the best thing in it! More

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RE: Oh Goody yet more Wolverine
An X-Men film without any Hugh Jackman at all wouldn't be right. Plus, I'd really rather Marvel didn't get the rights to X-Men back... they actually don't make sense co-existing with the rest of the Marvel universe, because you have people with superpowers - who for all people know could have gotten these powers from a mutation - being treated as heroes, and then you have them being persecuted for being different. More

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RE: Oh Goody yet more Wolverine
L: NicholiB Yet another Wolverine and the Xmen movie, Jackman's hairdresser must be breaking out the hair conditioner as we speak. Anyone else just getting a little bored with this version of Wolverine......oh and of course those X people he lets hang with him? KIdding aside what is the situation with Marvel re-obtaining the rights? We could really use an X rest followed by a reboot. hat's exactly what I thought upon reading the news. It's not that I don't like Jackma More

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RE: Oh Goody yet more Wolverine
I'll i] get bored of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. He's excellent in every one of these films so far - even the shit ones - and as long as he keeps that up, I'll be in line to see the next film with Wolverine in. More

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