In a surprise move, Bryan Singer today revealed the title of the next chapter of 20th Century Fox’s popular X-Men franchise. May 27, 2016 will see the release of X-Men: Apocalypse!
Apocalypse, created by Louise and Walter Simonson, made his debut in X-Factor #6. The world’s first mutant, En Sabah Nur was born in Egypt around 3,000 BC and used advanced technology to make himself an eternal conquerer, believing whole heartedly in survival of the fittest.
The character’s most popular storyline, “The Age of Apocalypse,” ran in the X-Men books beginning in 1995. Set in a parallel reality formed by interference to the timeline, “The Age of Apocalypse” saw Professor Charles Xavier murdered before he could form the X-Men. Instead, a very different take on the team began with Magneto leading them through a post-apocalyptic America ruled by mutants.
Since next summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past involves a time travel storyline, it’s likely that a filmic take on “The Age of Apocalypse” could spin out of the new film’s ending. It’s certainly something that 20th Century Fox has considered as ComingSoon.net has learned that domains like AgeofApocalypsemovie.com have been registered by the studio for years. What’s more, Singer’s new film is set to introduce key “Age of Apocalypse” characters like Bishop (Omar Sy) and Blink (Bingbing Fan).
At this stage, however, all that’s confirmed is the May 27, 2016 release date, which puts X-Men: Apocalypse up against Walt Disney Pictures’ Alice in Wonderland 2.
X-Men: Days of Future Past, meanwhile, hits the big screen May 23, 2014.