The X-Men hype machine is in overdrive for Days of Future Past, but Bryan Singer is already thinking ahead, slowly planting the seeds for X-Men: Apocalypse.
His next X-Men sequel is already scheduled for May 2016, but in an exclusive interview with Empire, the director dropped several hints about the upcoming sequel.
“One thing that interests me is the notion of ancient mutants,” Singer said of the villainous Apocalypse. “What would people thousands of years ago, without the benefit of science, think mutants were? And more importantly, what would mutants thousands of years ago think they were? Gods? Titans? Angels? Demons? And if such mutants did exist thousands of years ago, what became of them? Did one survive?”
Although the new film will be “more of a First Class sequel” than a follow-up to Days of Future Past, “What happens in this movie brings about what’ll happen in that movie.”
Singer is co-writing Apocalypse with Days of Future Past’s Simon Kinberg and X2 scribes Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty.
Earlier this week, Empire revealed 25 variant covers to promote its coverage of the new X-Men film.
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X-Men: Days of Future Past opens May 23, 2014.