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 X2 writing team Dan Harris and Mike Dougherty are on board to write X-Men: Apocalypse.
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.