So I guess there’s an awful lot riding on X-Men: Days of Future Past. The nerd ‘net went nuts last week when it was announced that a follow-up to Days would be quick in coming with 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, which suggests that either Fox likes what they’re seeing coming out of the X-Men editing room or they’re inflating the hype in an exaggerated and artificially way. One hopes it’s the former, but adding substance to that hope is a pair of news items concerning X-Men: Apocalypse released today.
According to Vulture, they’ve confirmed that director Bryan Singer will be behind the camera for Apocalypse, his social media fan service and his status as the acclaimed filmmaker behind the first two X-Men films undoubtedly sealing the deal. As for who will be appearing in front of the camera, Vulture says it will be the returning members of the X-Men: First Class cast, with the storyline for Apocalypse presumably taking place in their timeline. As you all know, Days features a combination of cast members from First Class and the original trilogy, the former being represented by James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Nicholas Hoult (Beast) and Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique). Expect them to be involved with X-Men: Apocalypse too.
No other details are known about the film other that it will be set-up by the conclusion of Days of Future Past, and that it will come out on May 27, 2016. X-Men: Days of Future Past comes out on May 23, 2014.
What do you Bastards think of these developments? Eager to see more of the First Class in their own adventures? Sound off below.