Last week, news of a sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past, titled X-Men: Apocalypse, hit the internet and sent fans into overdrive. Simon Kingberg was announced to be building a Marvel Universe of sorts with the franchise and speculation and rumors ran rampant about which direction the film would head in. Today, thanks to Vulture, we have a few more details confirmed and can finally start to get a sense of what Fox is planning for everyone’s favorite mutants.
For starters, unsurprisingly, Bryan Singer is confirmed to be back in the director’s chair. Secondly, thanks to First Showing, we also know how the film will tie into X-Men: Days of Future Past. Be warned, there are spoilers in this information but if you’re curious to know how the two films play into each other, check out First Showing’s quote below:
…the [‘Days Of Future Past’] credits bumper jumps back to the past with a young Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) in a ramshackle house in the desert eating dinner, clearly on the run from all the authorities who want to bring him down. While using a well outside to get some water, the young Magneto sees something fall from the night sky and crash to Earth nearby. Upon inspecting the impact zone, he encounters what is described as an “alien form” who is “towering, terrifying, with a twisted metal face and dark pits for eyes.” It’s Apocalypse and he says, “I have crossed rivers of time to find you.” Magneto asks, “Who are you?”
The alien responds, “I am your future.” Suddenly Apocalypse merges with Magneto, who screams and blasts an insane amount of energy and shockwaves around him. This energy explosion levels everything around him, with a blast radius that goes for miles. As Magneto looks at what he’s done, he has a realization of the power he now holds and a villainous grin begins to form before the film cuts to black.
Vulture also throws in that X-Men: Apocalypse will be a “direct sequel” and will focus mostly on the cast from X-Men: First Class, which is something that I’m pleased about. While I like how X-Men: Days of Future Past will be giving us both sets of mutants, I do think that tightening the focus to just the First Class cast for the next film is a smart idea.
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theatres on May 27, 2016. Tell us, do you like the direction that Fox is heading in with their franchise? Let us know in the comments section below.