Bryan Singer says X-Men: Apocalypse will cover mutant origins

Says film will be set up by Days Of Future Past

Bryan Singer has been discussing X-Men: Apocalypse in a fascinating new interview in which he divulges several nuggets of info about the planned sequel to X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

“I’m co-writing the story and I’m producing it,” says Singer. “I’m negotiating to direct. We’re in the process. We’re trying to figure it out, schedules... My desire would be to direct it.”

As for how the film will fit into the existing X-Men saga, Singer says that it will be set up by Days Of Future Past, which may or may not contain an overt tease for the follow-up…

“I’m still deciding,” says Singer when asked about a potential Apocalypse sting in the forthcoming film. “Something that happens in this movie causes what’s going to happen in that movie.”

“It will also address historical mutantcy,” he continues, “meaning the deep past, mutant origins and things like that. It’s something that’s always intrigued me when we think about our Gods and our history and miracles and powers.”

We can’t wait. In the meantime, there’s Days Of Future Past to savour first, with that film set to open in the UK on 22 May 2014.

In other X-news, actor Evan Jonigkeit confirmed to MTV  that he'll be playing Toad in Days Of Future Past. The character was previously played by Ray Park in the first installment of the franchise, and suffered the indignity of being on the receiving end of one of the most excruciatingly delivered lines of dialogue in superhero movie history (the one about being struck by lightning).

What are you hoping to see from Apocalypse? Tell us, below!


    • meetmarkford

      Jan 8th 2014, 9:30

      "Historical mutantcy", "deep past", and "mutant origins"... is this teasing the introduction of Namor, Prince of Atlantis?! Supposedly 'the first mutant' in current the Marvel Universe lore.

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    • trist808

      Jan 8th 2014, 17:11

      It's been reported that Marvel are looking to produce a solo film featuring Namor (he was an Avenger back in the 80's for a time) so, pretty sure the rights do not belong to Fox, which is a shame because he is much more prominant as an X-Man nowadays and of course is a legendary foe of the FF. So, if Fox were to do a X-Men/FF crossover, Namor's involvement would make sense.

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 8th 2014, 18:01

      You've gotta do a credits sting for Apocalypse. The sting at the end of The Wolverine got me super psyched for DOFP.

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