Bryan Singer reveals X-Men: Apocalypse will be set in the '80s

Exclusive: "We're going to deal with ancient mutants"

In issue 218 of Total Film magazine, director Bryan Singer has revealed that X-Men: Apocalypse will be set in the '80s.

Inside the issue - which is available for just £1.99 on your iPad - Singer revealed that the next film in the X-Men franchise is going to offer a change of scene (and time) for the series.

"We're going to deal with the notion of ancient mutants – the fact that they were born and existed thousands of years ago," he says.

"But it'll be a contemporary movie – well, it'll take place in the '80s... The '80s is a period now – it's hard for me to believe that!"

X-Men: Days Of Future Past opens in UK cinemas on 22 May 2014.

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    • Chufferstud

      Mar 21st 2014, 13:22

      I'm sure they've got it covered, but a mutant as big as Apocalypse would surely have left a mark in history to have a mention in the first 3 films? If not, we know that they beat him and have wiped him from history. The X-Men universe is getting very murky. But I still have faith in this being awesome.

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    • endofdays2

      Mar 21st 2014, 13:37

      Time travel is a convenient thing for rewriting history. The events of DOFP will change history therefore making the first 3 X-Men films on a different timeline.

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    • Ali1748

      Mar 21st 2014, 18:02

      Can't we just go back to modern times with the First Class crew merged into the original gang? I want MacAvoy, Fassbender, Jackman, Lawrence, Hoult, Page and James Marsden back as Cyclops! Recast Storm though cause Halle Berry is awful and only uses the role as a paycheck, hire Lupita Ny'ongo or Rosario Dawson. Also Kitty should be dating Colossus not that wimpy a*s Iceman.

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