Director Bryan Singer (who helmed X-Men Days of Future Past) has been confirmed at the head of X-Men Apocalypse, the upcoming superhero movie sequel that’s set to hit theaters in 2016. And a first official plot synopsis of the film has been revealed:
“Apocalypse takes place a decade after Days of Future Past and is a seamless next step in the story. The altering of time has unleashed a new and uniquely powerful enemy. Charles (James McAvoy), Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Hank/Beast (Nicholas Hoult) are joined by young Cyclops, Storm, Jean and others as the X-Men must fight their most formidable foe yet – an ancient unrelenting force determined to cause an apocalypse unlike any in human history.”
So the new X-Men movie set in the 1980s (in 1983 actually). Sounds good to me, but is there any plan to go back to the future?
If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the first official teaser trailer X-Men Apocalypse (yep, the post-credits scene from X-Men Days of Future Past):
X-Men Days of the Future Past – Post Credits Scene (Apocalypse)
The release date of X-Men Apocalypse is set to May 27, 2016.