X-Men: Apocalypse planned for 2016
I guess it’s a big news week. DC’s next film projects, the Wonder Woman casting, and now another X-Men film announced for 2016. Bryan Singer announced that the next big venture for the franchise would be based on the definitive “Age of Apocalypse” story arc (of which I am an enormous fan) riding off the coattails of Days of Future Past. As a fan of 90s X-Men and the pinnacle of its popularity in those days, I’m excited that they’re going to be tackling a storyline with such scope, particularly after Days of Future Past, which will set it up nicely, given the subject matter. As a fanboy, I’m just hoping for Cable. In fact, I might be quite aggravated if Cable isn’t involved.
At this time, it seems that Bryan Singer is attached to the direct, unless he pulls out in favor of a producing role like First Class. Given my appreciation of his X-Men films, I’ve been excited for Days of Future Past for a long while, this news only accentuates that excitement, especially considering we’ve had multiple X-Men films with an established (albeit spotty) track record, so it won’t run the gamble that Batman vs. Superman is increasingly running lately.
The film is set to hit theaters: May 27, 2016
Meanwhile, Days of Future Past will be released May 23, 2014.