The next X-Men adventure hasn't hit theaters yet, but 20th Century Fox already has at least one more on the way.
All the X-Men talk lately has been centered around Days of Future Past, the time-travel adventure that will unite the X-Men: First Class cast and the original X-Men cast in May. But the X-Men are a seemingly unstoppable franchise, so it wouldn't be surprising to find out that another flick is planned beyond this massive ensemble blockbuster. Now we've got confirmation that another major X-Men adventure is indeed headed our way.
Today Fox announced to exhibitors that a film titled X-Men: Apocalypse is coming, and we'll see it released on May 27, 2016. Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer confirmed the news with this tweet:
As Box Office Mojo notes, we know nothing yet about the cast and crew of this flick (though Singer's tweet suggests that he's involved), or what the story will be, but we can certainly hazard a few guesses. The title alone suggests the involvement of the iconic X-Men villain Apocalypse, who was first introduced in 1986 and has been menacing the X-Men with his almost unfathomable powers ever since. We can also guess that this will be a direct follow-up to Days of Future Past, though we've got no official confirmation of that yet. Whatever the case, it looks like Fox is poised not only to continue the franchise, but to up the ante yet again after a film like Days of Future Past, which seems to have assembled the largest collection of superheroes ever on the big screen.
So, if you're a fan of the X-Men flicks, get ready. Days of Future Past may be only the beginning.
(Via Exhibitor Relations)