Bryan Singer’s Days of Future Past sequel is still five months away, but the director is wasting no time in priming fans’ anticipation for the third instalment of his First Class trilogy – Apocalypse – which is due out May 27, 2016.
The X-Men director announced Apocalypse last month on Twitter.
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) December 5, 2013
He then tweeted a photo of himself with writers Simon Kinberg (First Class and Star Wars: Episode VII) and Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty (X2), writing: “It’s snowing in Egypt!” (that’s where Apocalypse is from)
Well, EW caught up with Singer as he puts the finishing touches on Days of Future Past and asked him what the new film will be about. While he hasn’t been around since the ’60s, Apocalypse, the ancient mutant who debuted in 1986, is one of the X-Men’s most fearsome villains.
He didn’t get into specific plot details, but he did hint that the film won’t just be a straight-up superhero romp. “It will also address historical mutant-cy, meaning the deep past, mutant origins and things like that. It’s something that’s always intrigued me when we think about our Gods and our history and miracles and powers.”
He hasn’t officially signed on to direct the film, and he is still debating whether to include a tease for Apocalypse at the end of Days of Future Past. “I’m still deciding that,” he says. “Something that happens in this movie causes what’s going to happen in that movie.”
And the X-Men news doesn’t stop there. After it was announced last month that Anna Paquin’s Rogue would be cut from Days of Future Past (don’t worry, her scenes will probably make it on to the Blu-ray), THR confirmed yesterday that a younger version of the villainous Toad will be appearing in the film played by Evan Jonigkeit.
The character was last seen in 2000′s X-Men, with Ray Park (Darth Maul) playing the part in epic fashion.
X-Men: Days of Future Past opens May 23, 2014.