Bryan Singer Recruits X2's Writers For Apocalypse

Mike Dougherty & Dan Harris are aboard

As has become standard in Bryan Singer’s tweet-happy world, he’s breaking more news about the future of the X-Men franchise. In this case, it’s word (via the picture in the message below) that X**2 writing team Dan Harris and Mike Dougherty are on board to write X-Men: Apocalypse**.

Late night #XMen #Apocalypse story session. #SimonKinberg @DanimalHarris @Mike_Dougherty It's snowing in Egypt!

— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) December 19, 2013

That Singer should hire his friends and two of the men who helped him make X2 one of the best of the franchise is really no surprise, but it’s been a while since the pair brought Magneto and co to life.

They’re pictured with X-overseer Simon Kinberg, who is working with Singer to shape the future of the films and how 20th Century Fox develops its Marvel properties as a whole.

Also mentioned is the teasing line “It’s snowing in Egypt”, which invites speculation as to how it ties in to Apocalypse’s origin – which you can read about in our handy briefing. Incidentally, in the comics weather witch mutant Storm spent time in Cairo as an orphaned young girl-turned-pickpocket, so that might also tie in. As for the film itself, that was announced earlier this month.

With Singer once more calling the shots, X-Men: Apocalypse is currently aiming at a May 27, 2016 release date. But before that, the Singer-directed X-Men: Days Of Future Past will be with us on May 22.