More details have emerged regarding X-Men: Apocalypse with sources stating that Days of Future Past will lead directly into the recently announced movie.
Bryan Singer announced earlier this week that another X-Men movie would be hitting the cinemas in May 2016 – X-Men: Apocalypse. Based around the 1994-1995 comic book arc Age of Apocalypse, the movie will see the X-Men battle it out with super mutant Apocalypse.
The original arc was based around a change in the present timeline after a big change in the past following time travel. Seeing as X-Men: Days of Future Past is based on time travel, this now makes sense that the newly announced movie will be a follow on from next year’s certain hit.
According to Ain’t It Cool News,
“There’s a clear narrative thread that will string the two pictures together, and the character of Apocalypse is a good part of how this will work.
”Several cast members of Days of Future Past will be wanted back for Apocalypse, including members of both the ‘past’ and ‘present’ timelines.
“I can’t find out who has signed or even who might have entered negotiations, but I do know who is on the shopping list and, in short, it’s everybody. Or, to be more precise, it’s a direct continuation, a next chapter that picks up the status quo at the end of Days and carries on developing it.”
Apocalypse is considered the first ever mutant on Earth and also one of the most powerful. It will certainly be interesting to see him on the big screen and possibly see the return of Cyclops and Jean Grey should Singer want to go down that route.