It’s probably the worst kept secret, or at least one of them, that 20th Century Fox wants to create a similar shared universe feel for all their Marvel Comics properties as Marvel Studios has for theirs. Consider the sudden appearance of Thanos at the end of The Avengers, which will be followed up in next summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy, thus creating a universe-spanning bad guy for a universe-spanning series of films.
So the question becomes, can Fox do something similar, and if so, who could they do it with? How about Apocalypse, the mutant despot who’s thousands of years old and obsessed with his survival of the fittest mentality. If any of this sounds familiar, it’s because X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer was once questioned on the subject of Apocalypse appearing in that film and got pretty cryptic pretty quick when an interviewer got too close.
“I can’t tell you…” he said before clamming up. “This is how it gets started, when somebody starts piecing the little bits together….”
Adding fuel to that fire now is a website called Unleash The Fanboy, which quoted an unnamed Fox source in regards to any future appearance by Apocalypse in Days of Future Past or any other X-Men movie. Here’s the exchange:
This is what she said:
“He’s definitely a big part of Fox’s whole plan for a big X-Men universe with spin-off movies. The Avengers really is the template here”
Will he show up in Days Of Future Past?
“I won’t say too much about that. You’ll just have to wait and see”
“Want and see.” Which is exactly what your mom says when you ask her if you’re going to get a specific toy for Christmas. So can we take this to mean that Apocalypse will appear in someway shape or form in Days? We’ll see.
More news as it develops. X-Men: Days of Future Past comes out next summer.
Source: Comic Book Movie