Man, just when I thought the superhero film news would be over and sorted, next thing you know there’s something else in the woodwork. And when you get surprise announcements, that’s when things get interesting and it seems like there’s something is going on in the X-Men film universe. The following information comes from the ever reliable superherohype:
“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 likeAgeofApocalypsemovie.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).”
Well bloody hell, did not see this coming at all. Check it out, we all know that Days of Future Past is on the horizon and that’s it. Sure there’s the potential of another Wolverine film, but right now we’re waiting on the next X-Men film from Bryan Singer, a film which will really determine whether this franchise can continue on strong or fail under the weight of its hype. DOFP has to first persuade us that 1) Bryan Singer can still handle this franchise, 2) That Bryan Singer can still make GOOD films (because his last set were crap to be honest) and 3) That loads of big comic book characters can occupy the same space and all have equal screen time and relevance. If DOFP can do that, then bring on the next X-Men film, not doubt yo.
Right now I’m just surprised that there’s already a sequel at hand, 20th Century Fox must really believe that they’ve got some good material to show the world when the film hits next year. That or the film is testing really well, though I dunno who would b able to view the film this early prior to the film’s completion.
Well this makes me both intrigued and curious for DOFP and whether it is THAT GOOD that it would allow for a sequel to be set 3 years from now. I guess only time will tell right? So what do you think of there being another X-Men film in 2016? Leave your thoughts below! 😀