X-Men: Apocalypse director, cast and story info confirmed!

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Dec 10, 2013, 11:17 AM EST

All we really knew about the upcoming flick X-Men: Apocalypse is that it’s happening — but now we have some nifty new details.

As we suspected, X-Men guru Bryan Singer will return for Apocalypse, kicking off development immediately after he wraps Days of Future Past. It’ll mark his first back-to-back X-Men run since the first two (and easily best) films in the franchise.

We’ve also been hearing that the events of Days of Future Past will feed directly into Apocalypse, and that has apparently all but been confirmed. The story will reportedly focus on the First Class era cast and be set in the 1970s, serving as a direct sequel to DOFP.

Oh, and Singer was kind enough to recently shoot down at least one wacky rumor making the rounds about the Apocalypse story:

Though we know the expected setting, no cast members have officially been confirmed for the sequel at this time. But if it’s the First Class period, you’d have to think at least James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence are safe bets. The X-Men universe has an expansive cast, so there are a lot of options there.

X-Men: Apocalypse is set to open May 27, 2016, setting up a two-year window between the upcoming May 23, 2014, release of Days of Future Past


Are you glad Singer is coming back? Do you think Apocalypse is a good story to tackle?

(Via Movie Web)